Posted: July 31, 2015
We recognize at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana, that many people use the terms "cosmetic surgery" and "plastic surgery" interchangeably.
But patient education is a key pillar of any high-quality medical practice. So we think it's important to illuminate for our Indianapolis plastic surgery patients that there is a difference between these two types of procedures.
Quite simply, cosmetic surgery is any elective, non-essential procedure. Some of the treatments that fall under the umbrella of cosmetic surgery include:
- Breast augmentation
- Body contouring
- Face lift
- Tummy tuck
When we talk about plastic surgery, however, we tend to mean any procedure designed to address a face or body problem created by an accident, illness or trauma.
And when we talk about reconstructive plastic surgery, we are referring specifically to procedures such as breast reduction or post-weight-loss body contouring that are literally intended to improve the patient's health and wellness.
The best news for you in that a Board Certified Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Joseph Fata at Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana is well-qualified to perform both cosmetic procedures and reconstructive plastic surgery. Please contact us online or by telephone to schedule your consultation with our Indianapolis plastic surgeon: 317-575-9152.