Cosmetic Surgery Partners’ Miles Berry was interviewed by Andrew Burd from PMFA News in a follow-up to his last piece in the bimonthly review of plastic and aesthetic surgery.
Andrew begins the interview by asking Miles for his definitions on the difference between plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery:
‘My own view, and one that seems to be reinforced by patients, is that plastic surgery is what constitutes the bulk of NHS practice, e.g. reconstruction of the breast or head and neck after tumour excision, trauma particularly of the hand, skin cancer, congential anomalies and so forth. Aesthetic and cosmetic seem to be used interchangeably but both are taken to mean something where an improvement is desired rather than required.’