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KISS of the Plastic Surgeon

11/15/2007 1:38 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ caught Dr. Frank Ryan last night outside of the Key Club, where he stressed the importance of doing some simple research before going under the knife.


Dr. Ryan, unlike Dr. Jan Adams, actually is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and will soon have his own show, "Doc Stars." Ryan has operated on stars like Gene Simmons, Shannon Tweed, DJ AM and Adrianne Curry.

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Gapeach    

I wouldn't be putting Gene Simmons down as a reference. It wasn't a very good job - he doesn't look any different.

2431 days ago
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the DQ    

Considering the picture of Gene Simmons posted last week, I wouldn't go to Dr. Ryan.............LOL.

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Jean    

Oh wow, was this the same Doctor accused of selling pictures of Kevin Federline and Shar Jackson's children to USWeekly and National Enquirer? New York Post reported this. Google it...

2431 days ago
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wisegirl    

What did D.J AM have done? He needs his money back.

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BECKS    

Oh my...Dr. Ryan's eyebrows are as high as the McDonald's arches...doesnt anyone see how fake he looks? Just to add, his face is pulled as tight as my Great Aunt's couches. I just wonder WHY would you trust this man to host a show, let alone fix other people's faces???

2431 days ago
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BECKS    

How old does everyone think Dr. Ryan is? Just curious.

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CAFF    

What is it with Hollywood that non-Board certified plastic surgeons can become surgeons to the stars? They wouldn't even be able to get a job in my town.

Even Dr. Rey, "Dr. 90210" isn't board certified in plastic surgery!

2431 days ago
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Truth and Reality    

I am sure that he's got plenty of time to work on the general public and would be happy to reduce his prices for bartenders and other people with moderate incomes (like TMZ employees).

2431 days ago
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He's Boring now    

Glad this whole chirade has been exposed. Who cares if he's board certified? Plastic Surgery will become past tense sooner than Vioxx was. Everyone is now starting to look alike who has had it, and few of them can produce a natural smile anymore. And to risk that for potential life threating complications?

2431 days ago
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echoecho    

Dr. Ryan was one of the plastic surgeon's I interviewed prior to my surgery - sorry, but there was something about him that creeped me out. This was 4 yrs ago.

I chose someone else to do my work and am very , very happy w/ the natural looking results.

2431 days ago
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Harvey-Levin-Vag    

# 5 (BECKS) wrote: How old does everyone think Dr. Ryan is?

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The doctor looks about 70.
Too much plastic surgery can make you look old and weird.

2431 days ago
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Anon    

THE AMERICAN BOARD OF PLASTIC SURGERY IS A FAKE BOARD FOR SURGEONS WHO HAVE NOT BEEN FULLY TRAINED IN PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY.

NOTICE HOW THE "CHECK YOUR SURGEON" LINK NAVIGATES TO AN OUTSIDE SITE. THAT SITE LISTS ALL PHYSICIANS CERTIFIED IN ALL SPECIALTIES. THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE IS FOR DOCS WHO WANT TO DO PLASTIC SURGERY BUT DON'T WANT TO DO ALL OF THE EXTRA TRAINING.

THE REAL BOARD IS THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF PLASTIC SURGEONS. www.plasticsurgery.org.

2431 days ago
13.

del    

What did Adrienne Curry have done? It should have been her nose.

2431 days ago
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Lisa    

This is just ridiculous, all this misinformation on who is and who is not board certified by all these folks posting misinformation. Are you secretly working for or a non ABPS surgeon?!?!?

Fact - any licensed doctor (M.D.) in the US can claim "board certified" plastic/cosmetic surgeon status legally. They may be board certified in something else and make seem like they are specialists or they are "certified" by one of dozens of "boards" not recognized by the ABMS.

Fact - dentists in over a dozen states can legally perform face lifts, nose jobs, etc. without further training. In fact, until the 1970's, the American Board of MaxioFacial surgeons (not M.D.'s) was known as the American Board of Oral Surgery.

Fact - thanks to lawyers, anyone who practices plastic/cosmetic surgery is by definition plastic/cosmetic surgeon. Try stating otherwise, and get sued.

Fact - there is only one and only one board recognized by the umbrella medical organization that oversees the 24 recognized medical specialties, the American Board of Medical Specialties (www.ABMS.org) with "plastic surgery" in its name. This one recognized board is the American Board of Plastic Surgery (www.abplsurg.org), which mandates 4 years of medical school, 3-5 years of General Surgery to become first a American Board of Surgery diplomate (Dr. Robert Rey is such), and then an additional 2-3 years of Plastic Surgery (most of the "dr 90210 docs are not) to become eligible. The ABPS graduates less than 200 diplomates a year, and they total less than 7,000 of the 800,000 licensed medical doctors in the US. No other "board" has the same rigorous requirements.

Would you want your baby delivered by a plastic surgeon? would you want your allegies treated by a plastic surgeon? If the answer is NO, why would you want these specialists trained in other medical specialties performing plastic surgery?

Lastly, even among the ABPS plastic surgeons, there good and bad ones. Forget lawsuits, a surgeon can have DEATHS on his/her record, license suspension(s), and criminal records, and still not lose either his board certification or his medical license.

Again, thanks to lawyers who are sue happy, the medical establishment overresponded by being overprotective in not revoking licenses and board certification

So what is the consumer supposed to do? Do you darn research!!! Look for cosmetic surgery adviser that can pull medical education and court records if you don't know how. You only have one life, and better make sure it is well taken care off.

Good luck people! I'd welcome anyone even remotely attempting to challenge my facts.

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Corey    

Funny...Dr Ryan has a pending malpractice lawsuit filed in LA Superior court. Board certified means nothing.

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