MBBS, DNB - General Surgery, FRCS - Plastic Surgery
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Dr. Anupam Golash is a Plastic Surgeon in Alipore, Kolkata and has an experience of 29 years in this field. Dr. Anupam Golash practices at The Calcutta Medical Research Institute in Alipore, Kolkata. He completed MBBS from University of Calcutta in 1989,DNB - General Surgery from National Board of Education, New Delhi in 1992 and FRCS - Plastic Surgery from Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE), U.K in 1999.
Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?
A: A plastic surgeon is a medical specialist who performs surgery to reconstruct or repair parts of the body that may occur due to birth disorders, burns, injuries, and medical conditions. It can also be used to improve the appearance of a person.
Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?
A: There are cases of a general surgeon performing plastic surgery procedures such as liposuction or reduction mammoplasty. However, it is always better to opt for a plastic surgeon who is specially trained and qualified to do these surgeries.
Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?
A: In addition to cosmetic surgery, a plastic surgeon also focuses on repairing damaged tissues to reconstruct and restore normal appearance and function such as: Congenital birth defects like cleft lip and palate Reconstruction of the breast following cancer Reattaching of severed fingers, toes, or limbs Trauma and burns Scar repair Elimination of malignant tumours and benign lesions on the skin
Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?
A: A plastic surgeon is trained in laser treatment. However, it is advisable to go to a doctor who is a specialist and qualified in laser surgery.
Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?
A: There are some differences between a dermatologist and plastic surgeon. A dermatologist treats conditions of the hair, nails, and skin by medicines or using minimally-invasive procedures such as dermal fillers, even though they do perform surgeries. A plastic surgeon mostly does restorative and reconstructive surgeries to treat birth defects, injuries, or burns, along with cosmetic procedures.