In the world of elective procedures, plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery often become conflated into the same category. However, these are two distinct disciplines and should be understood as such. So what is the difference? If you have been wondering what makes these niches unique, here is what you need to know:
Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Have Distinct Functions
Cosmetic Surgery Addresses Aesthetics—The hallmark of cosmetic surgery is that it is intended to address aesthetic concerns. Although the treatment areas may not have any difficulty with function, the patient may have decided to undergo surgery for a variety of reasons, including enhanced appearance, boosted confidence and more.
Plastic Surgery Addresses Function— Contrary to cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery is primarily used to address body defects or areas that no longer function properly, as a result of birth disorders, disease, trauma, or burns. A reconstructive approach, plastic surgery focuses first on helping the patient to function more easily. However, some plastic surgeons may also specialize in cosmetic surgery. For this reason, depending on your desired procedure, it is important to choose a surgeon who is highly skilled and experienced.
The Cost is Unique to Your Needs
At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, our team is led by Dr. Troy Austin, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. He is skilled in understanding exactly what each patient needs, on an individual basis. That is why we price our procedures at the time of the consultation. Doing so allows us to ensure you pay for just what you need and nothing that you don’t. Additionally, in order to make our procedures accessible to all of our patients, we are happy to accept a wide range of payment options, including financing through CareCredit®. We will discuss your financial investment and preferred payment method at the time of your consultation.
Trust Us for Your Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Needs
When choosing a surgeon for your plastic or cosmetic procedure, skill, experience, and results are important. At Southeastern Aesthetic Surgery, we have already helped countless patients in Augusta, Evans and the surrounding Georgia and South Carolina communities with their cosmetic and functional body goals. Now, we are ready to do the same for you. If you have questions and are ready to learn more, do not hesitate to contact us.