Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery And Plastic Surgery

What is Reconstructive Surgery

There are many people who still believe that there is no difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery. But this is absolutely not true. There is indeed a lot of difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery.

Plastic surgery is also called as Reconstructive surgery. Plastic surgery is required in the cases whenever there is some kind of malfunction. The malfunction could occur in any of the facial features, as well as in other body parts. Plastic surgery is needed in order to recover these problems. In other words, if a person is injured and wants to gets his broken facial features repaired, he must go for plastic surgery. There are numerous insurance companies that offer insurance for plastic surgery. Plastic surgery involves repairing of broken nose, broken lips, some birth defects etc.

What is Cosmetic surgery

it is true that cosmetic surgery is different from the plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is done in order to improve the normal body parts or various facial features. It is not necessary that the facial features or the body parts are injured or broken. There is no insurance provided for cosmetic surgery. People have to pay from their own pockets if they want to enhance their facial features in order to look more beautiful, with the help of cosmetic surgery.

Reduction in the size of the breast is one of the applications of cosmetic surgery. Reduction in the size of ears which looks horrible also comes under cosmetic surgery. This type of surgery is also possible to change the shape of the nose. It is very easy to solve the problem of balding by using cosmetic surgery. There are many people who are fed up because of their bulging tummies. With various new technologies of the cosmetic surgery, it has become possible to get completely flat tummy. All these enhanced features will make the person look more attractive and beautiful. This will definitely improve the self-confidence of any person.


Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery And Plastic Surgery

  • Although the process of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery is not complicated, the expert doctors and surgeons perform the surgery very carefully, without harming or destroying the other features of the patient. But still, as it is a surgery, so there has to be some risk involved.
  • Infection is one of the most common problems which occur during plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery. Doctors always consider the risks and the complications before performing the surgery.
  • Patient must be aware of these complications beforehand. Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery is not a complicated issue unless and until the patient is in really bad condition.
  • ¬†After the surgery is completed, person has to bear some pain in the operated area of the body for few days. But gradually, the pain vanishes and person starts liking his new appearance. Thus, one should decide to go for plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery only when it is really required.
  • There is no doubt about the fact that these surgeries are extremely effective, but the possibility of infection always persists.

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4 comments

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N.E. Wright 6 years ago from Bronx, NY

Hi Kevin,

I am Hub hopping, and your Hub came up and I decided to read it, because the title was inviting.

I really never thought about there being any differences.

Very interesting information, and told well.

Thanks for sharing your info.


buttock injections 4 years ago

Cosmetic surgery is usually performed to correct a physical abnormality or to enhance an otherwise normal physical feature and thus improve appearance.Cosmetic surgery is concerned with improving the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction.


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Kevin Peter 3 years ago from Global Citizen Author

Hi N.E.Wright,

Happy to hear from you that you came to know the diffrence between the both.

Hi Buttock injections,

Thanks for your useful information through the comment.


Bonniejcollins 2 years ago

Cosmetic surgery is the best way to enhance your beauty. Plastic surgery is not a method to improve your beauty but recreate some features.Plastic surgery are not opted by all people. Recently my mother has gone for the facelift surgery, its a type of cosmetic surgery to remove wrinkles and to tight facial muscles etc.I met Dr.Sammy Sliwin, famous plastic surgeon and he has also a clinic known as Dr.Silwin Plastic surgery at Toronto, he says that number of people going for cosmetic surgery is increasing day by day.

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