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Cosmetic Surgeons

Experience, Skills, and Personality Traits

With education, internship, and residency requirements to fulfill, cosmetic surgeons may have as much as 12 years or more of experience working in the medical field before embarking on their chosen career of plastic surgery. To pursue board certification, candidates must have a minimum of two years of experience. Success in this field requires strong communication skills, empathy, dexterity, physical stamina, and patience. Leadership, organizational, and problem-solving skills are also desirable traits.

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