What we do
Though many of us are pleased with our looks as we age, others want to cheat time a bit and look younger for longer. The only way to get that youthful look when mother nature was wreaking havoc, used to be invasive plastic surgery. This surgery could turn out beautifully or go tragically wrong. Undoing surgical mistakes is not always possible, so plastic surgery came with serious risks. The person having surgery would have to plan on several weeks of down time for everything to heal. There was quite a bit of pain involved with this surgery. Now, there are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can make big differences in a person's looks without surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery Clinics
There are special clinics staffed with cosmetic surgery professionals who can do both surgical, and non-surgical procedures. Even cosmetic surgery has evolved to be less invasive, with a shorter recovery time. Procedures such as rhinoplasty, laser facials, Botox, tattoo removal, hair removal, dermabrasion, or other procedures are available. Patients can get the treatment they need to look better and feel better.
Many people think that cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are the same but they are not. Though these medical specialties are closely related, they are different.
Plastic surgery is based on repairing the body and facial defects so that normal function and appearance are reconstructed. Some forms of plastic surgery are breast reconstruction, surgery to repair burns, hand surgery, scar revision, repair of birth defects such as cleft palate, facial defects, and other defects in extremities. Their clients include people with burns, disease, trauma, birth defects and other defects that can be corrected.
Cosmetic surgery is more focused on enhancing the appearance of the individual. It can be performed on all areas of the body, neck, and head. This is elective surgery rather than reconstructive surgery. Some cosmetic procedures include breast enhancement, body contouring, skin rejuvenation, facial contouring, and facial rejuvenation.
Doctors who want to focus on plastic surgery complete general surgery residencies and then get 2 years additional training in plastic surgery. Then, they must become board certified as plastic surgeons. Plastic surgery residencies do not include complete training in cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery training is obtained after a surgeon has completed residency training in plastic surgery. They now must complete a fellowship training program in cosmetic surgery. This one year of additional training, experience, and medical knowledge are above and beyond the training required of a plastic surgeon.
Make sure to check the certifications of the surgeon who will be performing cosmetic procedures such as laser resurfacing, filler treatments, Botox, liposuction, lifts of the face, neck, or eyelid, chin or cheek enhancement, and more. For additional cosmetic surgery information, visit the website.
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