Plastic vs. Cosmetic Surgery
- Posted on: Mar 16 2016
Because many plastic surgeons also market themselves as cosmetic surgeons, the two terms are often used interchangeably. Globally, the medical community recognizes distinct differences between two basic categories of procedures:
• surgery to repair damage and restore function to areas of the body that are injured or have congenital defects (burn scars, cleft palates, deviated septum, etc.)
• surgery to make specific areas of the body appear more attractive and/or youthful (breast augmentation, facelift, liposuction, etc.)
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