Difference Between Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon

Most people use the terms plastic surgeon and cosmetic surgeon, thinking that they are the same thing. This is done so much that even the media and other doctors might use the terms interchangeably. However, there are some very distinct differences between the two that you should definitely know about.

But is there a difference, really?

Yes, really. Did you know that any medical professional with surgical training can be a cosmetic surgeon? They only need to be board certified in general surgery to be able to perform these surgical procedures. Because people think that the two are the same, they often end up under the care of an individual that does not have the appropriate education and training to be successful.


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What Is Emsculpt, and What Areas Does It Treat?

Haven’t heard of Emsculpt yet? We’re not surprised. The treatment technology has only been on the market for about two years, and it is just now starting to gain traction in popularity. We have this innovative and noninvasive electromagnetic device in our office, and we are proud to offer services for several treatment areas.

What Is Emsculpt?

Emsculpt is a new noninvasive procedure that can be used to increase muscle tone and strength. It can be used in problem areas where muscles are hard to tone or have a long way to go. If you’ve just lost weight and need to tone up, this treatment can help speed up the process. You can also improve muscle tone and stimulate new muscle tissue.


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What Not to Do After Breast Augmentation

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably already done a lot of research into the recovery period and instructions. While there are a lot of things you should do to facilitate recovery and get your desired results, such as keeping all follow-up appointments, there are also some things that you should avoid. 

Don’t Lift, Pull, or Push Heavy Objects

During your recovery, it is important not to strain the muscles of your chest and underarms. This means that you will be limited in how much weight you can lift, pull, or push. This may include refraining from pushing full grocery carts or children in strollers. Your surgeon will give you a weight limit that you should stick to until you are completely recovered.


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How To Know When You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery

You heard about a cosmetic surgery procedure that you think you want. You’ve met with the plastic surgeon to talk about the expected results. You’ve talked it over with friends and family, weighing the pros and cons. But how do you know you’re really ready to get this procedure that will change your appearance for the rest of your life? Here are some things to consider.

You’ve Done Your Homework

You should ask your plastic surgeon a whole host of questions so that you know exactly what to expect with your surgical procedure. It’s a good idea to do your homework before you meet with the surgeon for your consultation. After getting that initial information, you will have more to go on for a search and can do more research into the procedure. If you need to, you can always go back to your surgeon with more questions. Make sure you understand everything before scheduling the procedure.


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Using Dermal Fillers for Fast Effective Results

Are you looking for a quick solution to the signs of aging? Dermal fillers are the best way to get almost immediate results with no downtime. These injectable fillers are usually hyaluronic acid-based, safe, effective, and vary by target area and aesthetic desires. Here are some reasons to use dermal fillers for fast and effective results.

Wrinkles Appeared Out of Nowhere

It can happen to all of us. One morning you look in the mirror and realize your appearance has changed dramatically. Sometimes these changes are weight-related. Sometimes they are health-related. But often, it is lines and wrinkles that catch our attention. If this has happened to you, you might be in a big hurry to fix the problem. Dermal fillers give you immediate results, can be administered in a short visit, and can often be scheduled very quickly.


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The Biggest Myths About Plastic Surgery

There is a portion of society that looks down on plastic surgery and the people who have it performed. In reality, there are a lot of different reasons someone might need cosmetic surgery, and not all of them have to do with vanity and societal beauty norms. Here are some of the biggest myths about plastic surgery and the truth behind them.

Myth: Plastic Surgery Is Only Elective

There are actually a lot of cosmetic procedures that are performed for health reasons. A breast lift can be done to make clothing fit better. Breast reductions may be done to relieve back pain and pressure. There are also many other examples, such as:


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Benefits and Advantages of a Mini Breast Lift

Have you been noticing some changes in your breasts? There are a lot of different life events and situations in which your breasts might change shape, gain or lose volume, change cup size, or lose definition. Childbirth, breastfeeding, weight changes, and hormonal changes from menopause are the most common reasons for someone to see a bit of a change in their breasts.

One of the best solutions for minor breast changes such as these is the mini breast lift. Rather than make your breasts larger as in a breast augmentation procedure, a mini breast lift only restores your breasts to the perky positioning that they were in originally before your body began to change. Here are some of the benefits and advantages of a mini lift.


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Why Women Are Choosing Smaller Breast Implants

Breast augmentation doesn’t have to be drastic. Many women are starting to choose smaller breast implants for a more natural but feminine look. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, small implants are trending much more than larger implants.

In the past, women wanted significantly larger, fuller breasts. But in recent years, many women are opting for a more natural look. Women are getting breast augmentation to enhance their shape naturally rather than make a big change in breast size.


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Why Body Contouring Surgery Is Not Weight Loss Surgery

If you have been struggling with excess weight and body fat for some time, you might be considering surgical options to help you get back to your youthful figure. Although there are a few different surgical options available to aid in weight loss, not all surgeries that remove excess fat and skin are considered weight loss surgeries. Here is the difference and what you need to know.

Weight Loss Surgery

When most people talk about weight loss surgery, they are thinking about procedures such as gastric bypass and stomach lap bands. These are extreme surgeries that are usually only recommended if you are severely overweight and have been unable to lose weight through any other means. 


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Should I Be Worried about Breast Implant Illness?

If you have been considering breast augmentation, you have probably been doing a lot of research about different aspects of the procedure and living with implants. One of the trending concerns that is being raised is breast implant illness. Before getting too concerned and changing your plans for augmentation, get the facts about breast implant illness so you can make your own decision.

Breast Implant Illness Is Not Recognized

Breast implant illness is not a medically recognized disease or condition. Little is known about the effects of breast implants in the body, but the vast majority of women have no problems with their breast implants. Anecdotally, some women do have illness related to breast implants, and removing them sometimes resolves symptoms. 


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