What is plastic surgery? Many people think they know what plastic surgery is, but sometimes they don’t quite get it right. Essentially, plastic surgery boils down to two main categories: reconstructive and cosmetic. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, Dr. Martin mainly performs cosmetic plastic surgery procedures but can perform reconstructive surgeries as well. Want to learn more about the differences between the two types of procedures? Keep reading for some of the key differences.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is all about fixing abnormalities that happen for a variety of reasons. Some of these reasons may be:
- Trauma or accidents
- Congenital or developmental problems
Regardless of the reason for needing reconstructive surgery, it’s designed to help you look and feel better following a specific incident. Typically, reconstructive surgery only focuses on surgery as opposed to combining surgical and non-surgical procedures.
On the other hand, cosmetic plastic surgery focuses more so on improving your overall aesthetics. Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery can combine surgical procedures and non-surgical procedures. Cosmetic procedures are mainly what Dr. Martin performs though he can perform reconstructive surgery as well.
Underneath the umbrella of cosmetic surgery includes dermal fillers, like Botox or Bellafill, and non-surgical procedures, like dermaplaning, HydraFacial, and CoolSculpting. All of those fillers and non-surgical procedures mentioned above are performed in our office on a regular basis.
Is a Cosmetic Surgeon a Plastic Surgeon?
Many people believe that a cosmetic surgeon and a plastic surgeon are the same. However, that’s not the case. Plastic surgeons, like Dr. Martin, are board-certified in plastic surgery and go through rigorous training to become a plastic surgeon. On the other hand, cosmetic surgeons are doctors who didn’t specialize in plastic surgery but perform cosmetic procedures. Many times, these surgeons specialize in dermatology or ear, nose, and throat. Because they aren’t board-certified by the ABPS, they can’t claim to be plastic surgeons; instead, they are cosmetic surgeons.
Choosing the Right Procedure for Me
When it comes to choosing your procedure, you want to make sure it’s something you want to have done. From there, Dr. Martin can offer his insights into the best way to achieve your goals. Throughout Cincinnati and the US, Dr. Martin provides his patients with long lasting, natural looking plastic surgery results. He accomplishes this by taking the time to get to know his patients and learning about what they want for their outcomes following surgery. As a board-certified plastic surgeon since 1996, Dr. Martin knows the best surgical techniques and uses them for his patients.
Dr. Martin is here to help you determine the right procedure for you. If you’ve been thinking about having cosmetic surgery, now is the perfect time to start thinking about scheduling your surgical consultation. Since 1996, Dr. Martin has been the surgeon other surgeons go to. See what he can do for you. Schedule your surgical consultation today.