The field of Plastic Surgery, which, in North America requires specific qualifications, includes both Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgery. Often the line between the two is blurred.
As Plastic Surgeons, we are always concerned with the cosmetic appearance of our procedures in addition to the function of the body part that we restore.
All qualified plastic surgeons in Canada receive training in Cosmetic Surgery during their residency. Some, however, like Dr. Kurz, may go on to do further training in Cosmetic Surgery after qualifying as Plastic Surgeons.