Cosmetic and plastic surgery are medical specialties that focus on improving the appearance of a person’s body through surgical and non-surgical procedures. While the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” are often used interchangeably, they do have some distinctions:
Cosmetic Surgery: Cosmetic surgery is performed primarily to enhance the aesthetic appearance of specific areas of the body. It aims to improve symmetry, proportion, and overall appearance, rather than addressing medical conditions or functional impairments. Common cosmetic surgery procedures include:
Plastic Surgery: Plastic surgery is a broader field that includes both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. It focuses on repairing or reconstructing defects or abnormalities resulting from congenital conditions, trauma, disease, or previous surgery. Plastic surgery procedures can include:
It’s worth noting that both cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures carry risks and potential complications, and the decision to undergo any surgical procedure should be made after careful consideration, consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, and a thorough understanding of the benefits and potential risks involved.