While you have probably come across the terms Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery used interchangeably, the same
should not be the case for Cosmetic Surgeon and Plastic Surgeon. Confused? We're not surprised. In fact any doctor,
even newly qualified, or a GP, can call themselves a cosmetic surgeon, despite having no formal postgraduate surgical training.
On the other hand you cannot call yourself a Plastic Surgeon unless you have completed recognised training in Plastic Surgery.
The easiest way to confirm this is to check your surgeon's General Medical Council (GMC) registration and verify
that it includes admission to the specialist register in plastic surgery.
You can search the link below to check your surgeon is on the specialist register using either GMC number or name.
Mr Kenealy's GMC number is 3525430
GMC Specialist Register