Dr Ashok Tandon
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A plastic surgeon is a medical doctor who specializes in the field of plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that involves the repair, reconstruction, or replacement of physical defects of form or function involving the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniofacial structures, hand, extremities, breast and trunk, and external genitalia. Plastic surgeons can perform a variety of procedures, including cosmetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, and hand surgery. They may also treat patients with burns or other injuries, as well as those with birth defects or developmental abnormalities.
Cosmetic surgeons and plastic surgeons are often used interchangeably, but they are not the same. Plastic surgeons are medical doctors who have completed a plastic surgery residency program. They are trained to perform a wide range of plastic surgery procedures, including both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, may not necessarily be medical doctors. Some cosmetic surgeons may be trained in other fields, such as dentistry or osteopathy, and may not have completed a plastic surgery residency program.
There are a few situations in which you may want to consider looking for a plastic surgeon:
If you are interested in having cosmetic surgery: If you are considering a cosmetic procedure such as breast augmentation, liposuction, or a facelift, you may want to consult with a plastic surgeon. A plastic surgeon can evaluate your individual needs and help you determine the best course of treatment.
If you have a physical defect or deformity: If you have a birth defect, scarring, or other physical deformity, a plastic surgeon may be able to help correct or improve the appearance of the affected area.
If you have experienced an injury: If you have been in an accident or sustained an injury that has resulted in scarring or other physical changes, a plastic surgeon may be able to help repair the affected area.
If you have certain medical conditions: Some medical conditions, such as breast cancer or severe burns, may require plastic surgery. In these cases, a plastic surgeon can work with you and your medical team to develop a treatment plan.
It is important to carefully consider your reasons for wanting plastic surgery and to choose a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve your goals safely and effectively.
Plastic surgery is generally safe when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications involved. Some of the risks and complications that may be associated with plastic surgery include:
It is important to carefully consider the risks and potential complications of plastic surgery and to discuss them with your surgeon. You should also follow your surgeon’s instructions before and after surgery to minimize your risks and help ensure a successful outcome.