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 Plastic Surgeon is a doctor or a physician who is specialized in the correction and reconstruction of mechanical, functional or aesthetic defects in the human body. Plastic surgery primarily deals with the restoration of function and reconstruction of the appearance of the body after disease or accident.
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:
Although both types of surgeons deal with improving the human body, a Plastic Surgeon focuses on the correction and reconstruction of mechanical and functional defects in the human body. A Cosmetic Surgeon, on the other hand, focuses on enhancing the aesthetics, symmetry, and proportion of the body.
As with all surgeries, Plastic surgeries also carry a certain amount of risk. Choosing a well trained & qualified Plastic Surgeon and adhering to their pre or post-operative instructions will help in minimizing the risks and complications.
Some of the most common surgeries performed are:
Yes, Plastic Surgeries can be expensive. This is because of the expertise required to perform such surgeries and the types of procedures involved. Many reconstructive surgeries are complicated and require a high degree of precision and state-of-the-art equipment.