What Do Cosmetic Surgeons Do?

Posted by administration on May 8, 2017

Cosmetic_Surgeons.jpgCosmetic surgeons perform detailed and complex cosmetic plastic surgeries to help patients with enhancements they wish to make to their appearance. Plastic surgery is broken into two categories: cosmetic and reconstructive. The practice of both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery goes back thousands of years. Today, modern cosmetic surgeons have access to much more sophisticated equipment and procedures which can be used to address a broad range of aesthetic concerns.

Due to the sensitive and delicate nature of these surgeries, there is a high level of education required before entering the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. To become a cosmetic surgeon, a doctor must typically complete a four-year bachelor’s degree, then a four-year doctoral degree, and finally a residency in plastic surgery which can last five to seven years, with optional additional training for subspecialties.

When a potential patient contacts a cosmetic surgeon to inquire about a cosmetic procedure, the surgeon meets and consults with the patient to discuss the procedure the patient wants. During the consultation, the surgeon will determine whether or not the patient is a good candidate, discuss the risks of the procedure, and talk with the patient about the available options. Once the surgeon and patient have reached an agreement on the procedure, an appointment for the surgery can be scheduled.

Cosmetic surgeons work with patients under full general anesthesia, sedated patients and patients with local anesthesia, depending on the nature of the procedure. They are usually assisted by surgical nurses and anesthesiologists who make the surgical procedures run as smoothly as possible. Some examples of procedures a cosmetic surgeon can perform include: breast augmentation, abdominal sculpting, liposuction, tummy tucks and facelifts.

The most important things that cosmetic surgeons do is help their patients achieve a desired look, boosting self-esteem and quality of life. To find out what cosmetic surgeon Dr. Serota can do for you, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver at 303-367-9000 or serotamd.com.  

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