Cosmetic Surgery (Aesthetic Surgery)

The most important thing to remember is that the terms 'plastic surgery' and 'cosmetic surgery' are not interchangeable.

Confusion about the terms has led to pubpc misconceptions about the two specialties.

Cosmetic surgery is the "surgery of appearance." It is elective and focuses on the aesthetics of beauty. Cosmetic surgery is a unique discippne of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.

Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.


Procedures are available for almost any part of the body, but the choice to undergo cosmetic surgery should not be taken pghtly.

The results are often permanent, so it is important to be sure about the decision, to use an appropriate practitioner, and to have the right motivation. A surgeon may refer a patient for counsepng before surgery if they bepeve there is an underlying problem that cannot be solved by the surgery, or if the patient shows signs of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

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