Posts Tagged ‘plastic surgery’

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery?

jc - plastic surgeryIncreasingly, we have more and more customers purchasing Jeans Cream for post-cosmetic surgery care. We weren’t sure exactly what the difference was between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery, so we thought we’d do a little research. Here is what we found:

Cosmetic surgery is an elective process that involves surgically or medically enhancing any area of the head, neck or body to match an aesthetic ideal. Plastic surgery, on the other hand is dedicated to reconstructing body or facial defects caused by birth disorders, trauma, burns or disease.

What’s interesting is that it can get a little tricky to find a medical professional who has been properly trained in cosmetic procedures. There are currently no US residency programs dedicated exclusively to cosmetic surgery, so this has to be an additional training that the doctors seek out after they have completed their residency training. Even surgeons who have done their residency in plastic surgery may not have had training in the cosmetic procedures they are being asked to perform.