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Summary:
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery can be confusing terms; often used
interchangeably they are two distinct disciplines. Plastic surgery is
commonly used as a general term for operative or instrumental treatment
performed for aesthetic reasons. In reality, plastic surgery is the field
which addresses corrective or functional surgeries and procedures. The
plastic surgeon is often at work due to the effects of accidents, burns
or disease, and has a full surgical residency and...


Keywords:
plastic surgery, cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgeon, plastic surgeon,
face lift


Article Body:
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery can be confusing terms; often used
interchangeably they are two distinct disciplines. Plastic surgery is
commonly used as a general term for operative or instrumental treatment
performed for aesthetic reasons. In reality, plastic surgery is the field
which addresses corrective or functional surgeries and procedures. The
plastic surgeon is often at work due to the effects of accidents, burns
or disease, and has a full surgical residency and strict medical
requirements governing their certification.

Cosmetic surgery is a subfield of plastic surgery, and addresses
aesthetic or elective procedures in order to enhance features a patient
finds unflattering about themselves. Cosmetic surgery is also performed
on bodily parts for health purposes, such as breast reductions. The other
area of plastic surgery is reconstructive surgery, which takes place when
a part of a patient has been damaged in something like an accident or a
fire.

In an age where looks are more important than ever before, many people,
and especially women, are availing themselves of the many opportunities
to have cosmetic procedures on parts they do not like. This cultural
reality is reflected in shows such as Extreme Makeover and other hit
medical shows that document bodily changes.

More and more, however, people are becoming addicted to cosmetic
surgeries. The fact is, that once a person sees how very easy it is to
get something they don’t like fixed, the more about themselves they do
not like and want remedied. Prime celebrity examples of this include
Michael Jackson and Joan Rivers.

Cosmetic surgery should never be undertaken without psychological as well
as medical consultation. It is imperative that the patient not undertake
the operation lightly, with full knowledge of the hazards and the risks
of becoming an addict.

It is also very important for a potential patient to do research on the
surgeon that will be performing the procedure. There is a lot of money to
be made in the cosmetic surgery industry, and all sorts of frauds and
quacks are out to get a piece of action. With most things in life, it is
important to remember that cheap prices mean cheap work, there is simply
no way around it. Those looking for surgeons must choose wisely, or the
results could be even more operations and even greater risks.