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A cosmetic surgeon specialises in surgical procedures for aesthetic purposes such as eliminating signs of aging and changing one’s appearance. Plastic surgery as a whole encompasses both surgical and nonsurgical procedures and can include different types of surgery including cosmetic surgery as well as reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
While cosmetic surgery is self-voluntary, reconstructive surgery is performed to reconstruct or repair function to various parts of the body after illness or injury. Reasons for a patient electing to undergo cosmetic surgery or requiring a type of reconstructive surgery can be physical including suffering an injury as a result of an accident, burns, scarring, birth defects, excess skin due to extreme weight loss, or body dysmorphic disorder.
Cosmetic Plastic surgeons performs a variety of surgical procedures on all parts of the body including everything from Botox Injections to Post-Bariatric surgery as well as Arm Lift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation/Reduction, Breast Implants, Face Lift, Nose Jobs, Hair Transplantation, Chemical Peel, Laser Hair Removal, Microdermabrasion and Spider Vein Treatments.
Cosmetic surgeons work in different environments and medical facilities including practising in a private clinic or medical office, or in hospitals. They work with and provide combined treatment in conjunction with Family Doctors/General Physicians, Anesthesiologists, Bariatric/Weight Loss Doctors, Dermatologists and General Surgeons to name a few.