Cosmetic and plastic surgeries are two procedures that have continuously gained number of clients in the US for the past years. Whether for medical or personal purpose it is obvious just how much individuals really care about their health or physical appearance. The only firm advice and reminder that medical experts can give patients (undergoing either a cosmetic or plastic surgery) is to make sure that they entrust this procedure only to a trained, licensed, skillful and experienced surgeon.
Both cosmetic and plastic surgeries are aimed at improving a patient’s body; however, these two procedures differ with regard to the outcome they intend to attain. Plastic surgery is focused on reconstructing a facial or bodily defect caused by a disease, burn, trauma, or birth disorder. the different procedures that a plastic surgeon may perform are tumor removal, scar revision surgery, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, hand surgery, reconstruction of lower extremity, repair of congenital defect, such as cleft palate, burn repair surgery and breast reconstruction.
The principles, procedures and techniques of cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, are focused entirely on enhancing an individual’s appearance. Its key goals are to improve proportion, symmetry and aesthetic appeal, and it can be performed on the neck, head and lower body parts either by a cosmetic surgeon or an aesthetic plastic surgeon. This surgical procedure is also optional since there is no damage on the area that will be treated.
Cosmetic surgery procedures include: skin rejuvenation (laser resurfacing, botox, and filler treatments), body contouring (gynecomastia treatment, liposuction, and tummy tuck), facial rejuvenation (brow lift, facelift, neck lift, and eyelid lift), facial contouring (rhinoplasty, and enhancement of the cheek or chin), and breast enhancement (reduction, lift or augmentation).
In 2013 the American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) recorded 15.1 million cosmetic procedures (both surgical and nonsurgical) performed by board certified doctors. The five most popular surgical procedures undergone by women (during the same year) were breast augmentation, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction and facelift.
With regard to non-surgical cosmetic procedures, the five most popular treatments in 2012 included botulinum toxin type A or botox, soft tissue fillers or hyaluronic acid, chemical peel, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion (a skin resurfacing procedure).
The team of specially trained and certified plastic surgeons at the Bergman & Folkers Plastic Surgery medical spa explains and emphasizes in its website the importance of having a doctor who fully understands how the body works in order to achieve only the best treatment, which is what the client needs and wants. Thus, before undergoing any cosmetic surgery procedure, make sure it’s a highly-skilled and licensed doctor who will perform the procedure.Read More