Plastic vs. Cosmetic Surgery
It may seem like the terms “cosmetic” and “plastic” surgery are used interchangeably, but, in fact, there are differences between these two medical professional specialties. Cosmetic surgery applies to those procedures, techniques and treatments used to change the appearance of the body that are non-surgical. Plastic surgery refers to surgical techniques and procedures used for both cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Cosmetic and plastic surgeons have different requirements for medical training and accreditation. While plastic surgeons may provide some cosmetic procedures, cosmetic specialists cannot perform plastic surgery.
Why Choose Plastic Surgery?
Your sense of beauty is as individual as you are. Yet for many individuals, nothing is harder to see than their own beauty. It’s nearly impossible to be objective when looking at your own appearance. Almost everyone doesn’t like some feature of their body. But for some individuals, real deformities, signs of aging or a perceived lack of beauty affects their personal outlook and self-esteem.
Cosmetic or plastic surgery may offer a solution in cases when all else has failed. If, after a healthy diet, regular exercise and maintenance of a healthy weight, you have problems with body parts, cosmetic or plastic surgery may be the right option.
Cosmetic and plastic surgery can’t alter the way you see or feel about yourself. They can never achieve perfection. But they can help you come closer to your vision of beauty and create a more acceptable, comfortable appearance for you.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery
Whether you opt for a small procedure, like lip augmentation, or an extensive procedure, like a tummy tuck, cosmetic and plastic surgery offer some important benefits, including improved self-esteem, increased satisfaction with your appearance, and an increased desire for socialization.