Thank you for the links. The ThSAPS and Thai MDs have been informing the public with information; therefore the responsibility is on the patients in making informed decisions. ( There are doctors without adequate specialised training, performing highly invasive surgeries of which are not performed according to standard methods which have resulted in complications.)
" Board-certified plastic surgeon
Having formal training in plastic and reconstructive surgery is critical. Formal training in this specialty turns a doctor into a specialist who knows well about surgery in general and about plastic and aesthetic surgery in depth. This is not different from developed countries like USA and Europe.
After a complete training of 5 years, the doctor gets a "Board" from Thai Medical Council and becomes "board-certified plastic surgeon", which is the only internationally accepted term for the real plastic/cosmetic surgeon. In Thailand, this "board-certified" must be affiliated with
The Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand
Logo of Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand or
The Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons of Thailand only.
Logo of Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons of Thailand
Organizations other than the above 2 societies mean fake plastic surgeons.
Anything that is not called "board-certified in plastic surgery" is not plastic surgeon.
Examples of Non-plastic surgeon/Fake plastic surgeon
"Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon" /Surgery
Anything with the word "Academy", e.g. American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, "American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery"
Anything with the word "Cosmetic" in the doctor's education or affiliation
"Certificate"of Training = short period of visiting another doctor's place "