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Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery | Do You Know The Difference?

Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery | Do You Know The Difference?

Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Many individuals seem to believe that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are a relatively recent innovation. In a plethora ways, the evolution of this form of surgery has followed a similar path as most technology throughout the ages, only improving with time and level of necessity. The practice of surgically enhancing or restoring  portions of an individual’s body can be dated back to over 4000 years ago.

 

If you've always thought cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery were one in the same, you’re not alone. A significant number of plastic surgeons choose to focus their practice on cosmetic surgery, and as such, the terms often used interchangeably. But this not technically correct. Cosmetic surgery and  plastic surgery are closely related specialties, but they are NOT the same. While  both cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery deal with improving a patient's  body, the  overarching philosophies guiding the training, research, and goals for patient outcomes are different. The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Because the treated areas function properly, cosmetic surgery is elective. Cosmetic surgery is practiced by doctors from a variety medical fields, including plastic surgeons.

 

The scope of cosmetic surgery procedures includes:

 

* Breast Enhancement: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction

* Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement

* Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift

* Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment

* Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox®, Filler Treatments

 

We urge that you contact board certified plastic surgeon for all your needs. We are more than eager to provide individuals with  any further information that may be  requested. If you have any further inquiries please contact our office, we are open Tuesday-Saturday.