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 Cosmetic Surgery

 

Cosmetic Surgery vs. Plastic Surgery

Today, there are cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures that cover pretty much every part of the body. Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Face Lifts, Tummy Tucks, and Blepharoplasty are just a few types of cosmetic surgery procedures being performed by today's top board-certified cosmetic surgeons. Whether being performed for reconstructive reasons or just to enhance beauty, plastic surgery procedures can give a great boost of confidence. 

So what's the difference between the two?

Cosmetic Surgery

 

Many people find that as they get older, their faces show the signs of age more quickly than they would like. Lines may appear, cheeks may flatten, and jowls may sag. Other areas of the body also tend to sag with age. Cosmetic surgery is an excellent way to improve the overall look of the body and face.

Traditional and non-traditional facelifts are probably most frequently performed. There are also mini-lifts, cheek augmentation and lip augmentation that will all help to improve the facial features and give them a more youthful appearance.

In addition to the face, traditional liposuction and laser liposuction are frequently used to help remove unwanted fatty deposits from many different areas of the body. Tummy tucks are popular, as are procedures to remove excess fatty deposits from the arms and thighs.

Plastic Surgery 

 

Plastic surgery, on the other hand, focuses on body reconstruction. If you have a birth defect or have had a disease or injury that has caused a change in your features, you may use plastic surgery to change your body. Plastic surgery is known to remove imbalance as well as heal deformed areas that may have caused pain or problems in the past. If you have had surgery as a result of a disease, plastic surgery may be used to reform your body image.  

 

Plastic surgeons, however, after completing their general medical education will also need to complete a specific training program. The focus, instead of being on cosmetics, will be on learning how to surgically treat physical problems, such as tumors, deformities, and other types of complications. Upon completion of this training, they will then earn a certificate for plastic surgery specifically. 

 
 
 

 

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