Plastic Surgeon

According to American Board of Plastic Surgery(ABPS), “Plastic surgery deals with the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, external genitalia or cosmetic enhancement of these areas of the body.”.

Medical graduates entering plastic surgery training must complete five progressive years of clinical general surgery residency training, sufficient to qualify for certification by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) and then three years of plastic surgery residency.The other route is integrated plastic surgery residency of 6 years duration, includes three years of general surgery and three years of plastic surgery residency training.  Following completion of a residency program, plastic surgeon residents can sit for the American Board of Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) exam.

Fellowship programs available to Plastic Surgeons are:

  1. General cosmetic surgery 
  2. Facial cosmetic surgery 
  3. Dermatologic cosmetic surgery
  4. Facial plastic surgery
  5. Hand Surgery
  6. Head and Neck Surgery

After training the salary is good. The annual salary for plastic surgeons ranges from $275,000–$499,656.2. According to Medscape 2012 results, 9% of plastic surgeons earned more than $500,000. About one third of plastic surgeon work for 30-40 hrs a week.


Plastic Surgeon Salary in an academic medical center

PROFESSOR & CHAIRMAN     $1,750,000
Assistant Professor                        $650,000
Professor                                       $618,000
Associate Professor                       $525,000
Assistant Professor                        $400,000

US Income Tax 2013

The higher the salary the greater the tax. Here is a sample tax rate for married couples filing jointly.

TABLE 1 – Section 1(a) – Married Individuals Filing Joint Returns and Surviving  Spouses

If Taxable Income Is:                                  The Tax Is:

Not over $17,850                                         10% of the taxable income

Over $17,850 but                                          $1,785 plus 15% of

not over $72,500                                            the excess over $17,850

Over $72,500 but                                          $9,982.50 plus 25% of

not over $146,400                                           the excess over $72,500

Over $146,400 but                                        $28,457.50 plus 28% of

not over $223,050                                            the excess over $146,400

Over $223,050 but                                        $49,919.50 plus 33% of

not over $398,350                                           the excess over $223,050

Over $398,350 but                                        $107,768.50 plus 35% of

not over $450,000                                            the excess over $398,350

Over $450,000                                              $125,846 plus 39.6% of

                                                                        the excess over $450,000

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