Cosmetic surgery is a type of elective medical procedure that can be performed on all areas of the head, neck, and body. It is also known as plastic surgery and is used to enhance or improve the aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion of the face and body. Common cosmetic procedures include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, facelift, rhinoplasty, and eyelid lift. Aesthetic plastic surgery is a subset of cosmetic surgery that focuses on improving the appearance of the face and body.
It includes procedures such as abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping (rhinoplasty), facelift, and fat removal (liposuction).When looking for a surgeon for your cosmetic procedure, it is important to choose a doctor certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This certification ensures that your surgeon has the necessary experience and training to perform the procedure safely and effectively. In addition to board-certified plastic surgeons, there are also general cosmetic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and facial cosmetic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery (ABFCS). These certifications require surgical training followed by extensive experience in cosmetic surgery. Training for cosmetic surgeons can range from short weekend courses on Botox injections or liposuction to one-year fellowships in cosmetic surgery.
However, no additional training is required to obtain board certification in plastic surgery. It is important to note that any licensed doctor can legally perform cosmetic surgery regardless of their training. Therefore, it is essential to research doctors before continuing with treatment.