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Michigan State University Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series: Plastic Surgery Ethics: An Oxymoron

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00pm

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Wed, 04/23/2014 - 1:00pm

Michigan State University Bioethics Brownbag & Webinar Series:
Plastic Surgery Ethics: An Oxymoron

Most plastic surgeons portrayed in the media exhibit questionable moral judgment. After watching shows such as Nip/Tuck, Extreme Makeover, Dr. 90210, and The Swan, one could easily conclude that ethics plays no part in the practice of plastic surgery. Indeed, some have charged cosmetic surgery with being entirely outside the scope of medical practice. Dr. Vercler will examine the distinctions made between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, discuss how plastic surgeons think about those distinctions, and uncover the different ethical frameworks that support these practices.

Christian J. Vercler, MD, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Division of Craniofacial Surgery in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Michigan. 

Join us for Christian J. Vercler's lecture on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 from noon till 1 pm EST online: The webinar can be accessed at connect.msu.edu/brownbag. If you have trouble connecting, visit bioethics.msu.edu/webinar-instructions for some instructions on joining the webinar.