1. Who is a plastic surgeon?
A plastic surgeon is one who is specialized in moulding, reshaping, reducing scarring and disfigurement caused by birth, accident, injury, burn or due to diseases by surgical procedures and enhance appearance.
2. Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?
Every specialist surgeon has to go through a general surgical residency program before further specialization. Therefore, any general surgeon can be a plastic surgeon with advanced training.
3. Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?
Yes, a plastic surgeon primarily performs cosmetic surgeries for increasing the aesthetic value of body parts.
4. Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?
Yes,a plastic surgeon also has training in laser treatment along with other surgical procedures. Laser treatments are used to reduce hair on face and other areas, reduce scars, and removal of warts and moles.
5. Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?
Yes, dermatologists and plastic surgeons have many common procedures, but both are a unique. A dermatologist can do all kinds of skin treatments but cannot perform surgeries like skin transplantation, hair transplantation or facial sculpting, cleft lip repair, etc. and focuses on medicines for treatment. A plastic surgeon is specialied in operative procedures to enhance appearances.
A surgical specialty that involves reconstruction, alteration, and restoration of the human body is called Plastic Surgery. Doctors or Physicians who are well trained in Plastic Surgery are Plastic Surgeons.
A 5-year medical degree [MBBS] that is recognized by the General Medical Council and a 2-year foundation course of general training are the basic requirements for an individual to be a doctor. However, following are the specialties or extra qualifications required to be a Plastic Surgeon:
An individual should visit a Plastic Surgeon depending on the necessity of body reconstruction, restoration, and alteration. However, before undergoing any plastic surgery, one should follow all the instructions provided by their Plastic Surgeon.
If an individual wants to undergo any of the following surgeries, then he/she should consult a Plastic Surgeon.
Along with the above surgeries, there are many other medical surgeries and procedures that a Plastic Surgeon can perform.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons are medical professionals who treat abnormal body parts from infections, diseases, and disorders. Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons are the one who performs surgeries to enhance or to reshape the body parts.
Yes, Plastic Surgeons can treat asymmetrical breasts by removing the abnormal breast and placing either silicone or gummy bear breast implants.
A surgical procedure that helps to reshape or reconstruct the shape and size of the nose is called rhinoplasty or nose job. This surgery can be performed by a Plastic Surgeon.
Plastic Surgeons can perform a wide range of surgeries to reshape or reconstruct any body part of a patient. Few of the surgeries performed by a Plastic Surgeon are: