Cosmetic surgery is the practice of medicine that enhances or improves the appearance of a particular facial or body feature through the use of medical or surgical techniques.
Unlike plastic or reconstructive surgery, which is performed on a body part that is abnormal because of birth defects, trauma, developmental difficulties, infection, cancer, or other disease, cosmetic surgery is performed on a normal body part in order to enhance or improve its appearance.
Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body, and is almost exclusively considered an elective surgical procedure by most insurance companies.
You should choose a cosmetic surgeon as you would any other physician. A good place to start is verifying that the physician is board certified in his or her specialty.
Board certified means that the physician:
In addition, the physician should:
The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery is the only certifying board that examines a surgeon's skill in facial and body surgery, and has established strict criteria for physician certification.
The following cosmetic surgery procedures are performed at our Wexford office:
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