But according to the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons that's not what we're getting.
According to Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons Council Member Dr Hugh Bartholomeusz "there's a real danger that the average member of the public is being mislead into thinking they are safe areas for surgery."
It's a strong warning but it is one Dr Bartholomeusz believes you need to hear if you're going to undergo any kind of cosmetic surgery.More stories from Today Tonight
- Plastic surgery holiday competition angers surgeons
- Model's breast implant nightmare
- Gold Coast: Australia's cosmetic surgery capital?
Dr Bartholomeusz is hitting out at doctors who do invasive procedures such as breast augmentation, face lifts and liposuctions in unlicensed, unaccredited premises.
Usually the operations are done by cosmetic surgeons - doctors who have done some training in cosmetic procedures. Plastic surgeons on the other hand are fully trained surgeons.
According to Australasian College of Cosmetic Surgery spokesperson Dr Russell Knudsen "in both fields there are people who are at the top end of the field with lots of experience, and others who aren't. So really you need to look at their credential, their experience."
- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency - www.ahpra.gov.au
This reporter is on Twitter at @tinekae