Q&A With a Plastic Surgeon: General Plastic Surgery Facts You Should Know
Plastic surgery is a great option for men and women seeking to enhance their physical appearance and rewind visible signs of aging. However, though the practice has been around for a while, there are still a lot of misconceptions out there.
At Southlake Plastic Surgery, we believe an informed patient can make the wisest decisions for the best plastic surgery experience possible. For this reason, we have taken time to answer a few common questions outlining a few plastic surgery facts you should know.
Is plastic surgery the same as cosmetic surgery?
Plastic surgery is not necessarily the same as cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is its own specialization within the plastic surgery field. So a plastic surgeon could have little to no experience with procedures such as breast augmentations and facelifts.
What kind of training does a plastic surgeon need?
A plastic surgeon needs to go through years of specialized training before he or she can begin practicing. This experience includes:
- Four-year bachelor’s degree (usually in a medical-related field such as biology or pre med)
- Doctorate of Medicine degree (you should always see an M.D. beside a doctor’s name)
- Residency in a related field
- Board certification
Which procedures do cosmetic plastic surgeons perform?
Cosmetic plastic surgeons perform a wide variety of face and body aesthetic procedures. Types of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures include:
- Breast Enhancement (i.e. breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction)
- Facial Contouring (i.e. chin augmentation and rhinoplasty)
- Facial/Skin rejuvenation (i.e. facelift, brow lift, body lift)
- Body contouring (i.e. liposuction, tummy tuck, and fat grafting)
Learn more plastic surgery facts with Southlake Plastic Surgery
If you ever want to know more plastic surgery facts, our expert team is here to help. We are an award-winning facility that always puts the needs of our patients first, ensuring you get the answers you’re looking for.
Dr. Mason is one of the most experienced plastic surgeons in the Southlake area and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. So with us, you’ll always get the gold standard of treatments.
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