As part of the National Registration Scheme introduced in 2010, the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) negotiated the protected title of “Specialist Plastic Surgeon” for all fully accredited plastic surgeons. The title is recognised by AHPRA and the Medical Board of Australia, and can only be applied to plastic surgeons who are:
- Accredited by the Australian Medical Council in the speciality of Plastic Surgery and;
- Registered under the National Law in that specialty.
This is designed to avoid misleading the public into believing that a practitioner is a specialist when they are not. Dr Mark Lee is a fully qualified specialist plastic surgeon.