What is Plastic Surgery?
There are two types of plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.
There are two types of plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction, Eyelid Surgery, Facelift, Facial Contouring, Forehead Lift, Nose Surgery, Abdominoplasty, Arm Lift, Body Lift and Liposuction are all types of cosmetic plastic surgery.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congential defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve function, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary.
Choosing your Plastic Surgeon
The popularity of plastic surgery is soaring— more doctors are trying to meet the demand for this specialty that has become an integral part of mainstream medicine.
Any licensed physician can claim to be a plastic surgeon, so the importance of making sure your doctor is properly trained and certified is paramount. When you choose a doctor who is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS), you can rest assured your surgeon is qualified to perform your surgery.
If you are considering plastic surgery, there is no substitute for an ASPS Member Surgeon. Why is an ASPS Member Surgeon the best choice?
an ASPS Member Surgeon ensures:
At least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.
- Operating only in accredited facilities.
- Adherence to a strict code of ethics.
Fulfillment of continuing medical education requirements, including standards and innovations in patient safety.