It’s vital to find a reputable cosmetic and plastic surgeon to ensure you receive safe cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is still real surgery, which is something many people don’t seem to realize because it’s elective and typically performed on superficial areas of the body. Even cosmetic surgery in office is legitimate surgery that requires proper preparation and care, especially if you’ll be under general anesthesia. Your cosmetic surgery doctor should have hospital admitting privileges and the full support of their hospital.
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While procedures performed today are considered safe cosmetic surgery and problems are rare, it’s still important to know that complications are a possibility with any surgery, including elective and cosmetic surgery. General anesthesia may have an adverse effect on some patients, which is why it’s essential for your doctor to have hospital privileges so that you have fast access to emergency care if you need it. In fact, a doctor without hospital privileges isn’t the best choice of surgeon at all. Some cosmetic surgeons may perform certain cosmetic surgery in office. It should be noted that any doctor in any specialty can obtain training in cosmetic surgery, so it may not be their particular area of study. Your cosmetic surgeon could be a dermatologist, a gynecologist, or even a podiatrist. There’s a difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery – a plastic surgeon receives unique specialty training, of which cosmetic surgery is only one part. It involves years of study into:
- Reconstructive surgery
- Trauma surgery
- Congenital defect repair
- And more
A plastic surgeon will be better trained in all types of facial and reconstructive surgery.
Regardless of whether your doctor performs surgeries in a hospital or in the office, you’ll always want to make sure you’re receiving safe cosmetic surgery. Come to your consultation prepared to ask questions and feel free to check all the resources at your disposal in order to make the best choice. If you would like to set up a free consultation with Sonoma Magazine’s top-rated plastic surgeon, Dr. Silberg, please call our office for an appointment.