Czech Cosmetic Surgery Qualifications
Czech legislation demands the highest level of qualification and experience in order to practice as a cosmetic surgeon. Czech law does not allow general surgeons to carry out cosmetic surgery operations.
To become certified and legally practice as a cosmetic surgeon in the Czech Republic, one must undertake; (i) medical college for 6 years; (ii) 2 years of practice as a postgraduate general surgeon under supervision of senior surgeons; (iii) specialisation in plastic surgery, involving 4 years of theoretical study and practical experience, in a state certified plastic surgery clinic under supervision of senior plastic surgeons, including undertaking a required number of each of a comprehensive list of procedures; and (iv) thorough final practical and theoretical examination in plastic and general surgery. The Czech Ministry of Health is the certifying body.