What is a Plastic Surgeon?
A Plastic Surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in performing surgical procedures to reconstruct or alter the appearance of a patient's body. Plastic surgery can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to repair or reconstruct a part of the body that has been damaged due to injury, disease, or congenital deformities. Examples of reconstructive plastic surgery include breast reconstruction after mastectomy, cleft lip and palate repair, and skin grafting after severe burns.
Cosmetic plastic surgery, on the other hand, is performed to enhance the appearance of a patient's body. Examples of cosmetic plastic surgery include breast augmentation, rhinoplasty (nose job), liposuction, and facelifts.
Plastic Surgeons receive extensive training in surgical procedures and are often board-certified by a national board, such as the American Board of Plastic Surgery. They also work closely with patients to develop individualized treatment plans that take into account their medical history, goals, and concerns. Plastic Surgeons are skilled in using a variety of surgical techniques to achieve the desired results while minimizing scarring and other risks associated with surgery.