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Dr. Richa Sharma
Dr. Richa Sharma is a Plastic Surgeon and Dermatologist
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Common questions & answers
Q: Who is a plastic surgeon?
A: 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.
Q: Can a general surgeon also be a plastic surgeon?
A: 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.
Q: Does a plastic surgeon only perform cosmetic surgery?
A: Yes, a plastic surgeon primarily performs cosmetic surgeries for increasing the aesthetic value of body parts.
Q: Do plastic surgeons have training in laser treatment?
A: 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.
Q: Is a dermatologist and plastic surgeon different?
A: 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.
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