What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a broad category that refers to any surgical procedures that are done for cosmetic reasons. Doctors that do cosmetic surgery can come from many different fields of medicine. Most "cosmetic surgeons" are plastic surgeons, facial plastic surgeons, procedural dermatologists, or oculo-plastic surgeons. There is not a board certification for "Cosmetic Surgery" so check with the physician at your consultation to understand what their training is. Cosmetic surgery encompasses everything from eyelid lifts to face lifts to breast augmentation to liposuction. We don't usually include lasers or injections such as Botox or Restylane under "cosmetic surgery". These are non-surgical cosmetic procedures. Remember, even these procedures can have risks so be sure that you ask your provider what his/her credentialing is.

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