Cosmetic surgery reshapes normal structures of the body to improve appearance, self-esteem and confidence.
Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease, to improve function and/or approximate a normal appearance.Reconstructive surgery is typically covered by most health insurance policies, while cosmetic surgery is often not covered as these procedures are considered elective.
The word “plastic” is derived from a Greek word meaning to “mold” or “form.” Today, plastic surgery has evolved as an unparalleled medical specialty – the mastery of which relies heavily on the level of technical skill, artistic ability, and scientific knowledge of the plastic surgeon you choose.
While good credentials don’t guarantee a successful outcome, they can significantly increase the likelihood of it. You want a physician certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, “the gold standard” for plastic surgeons, assuring you your doctor:
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