Plastic Surgeon or a Cosmetic Surgeon for Breast Augmentation?
If you are asking yourself the question, “should a plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon do my breast augmentation?” you are already one step ahead of most people considering plastic surgery. Many people do not know or understand the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon.
Breast implant surgery takes elite skill, knowledge, practice, and qualifications. Allowing a surgeon who does not meet these criteria to perform your breast implant procedure is a huge mistake.
- A plastic surgeon is a doctor who has extensive education and preparation for practicing plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. A plastic surgeon completed a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery and received specialized training in cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.
- A cosmetic surgeon may have completed their residency in anything ranging from general medicine to dentistry. All it takes to receive a license to perform cosmetic surgery in most states is an M.D. degree and a certificate in cosmetic surgery.
The difference between the qualifications of a cosmetic surgeon or a board certified plastic surgeon should be enough to persuade you to only pursue plastic surgery procedures performed by a board certified plastic surgeon.
When shopping around for your breast implant provider, choose a board certified plastic surgeon to protect your safety, investment, and the outcome of your procedure. Many of the horror stories that you hear regarding plastic surgery have occurred in the hands of unqualified cosmetic surgeons.
If you are considering breast implants in Brookline, call the offices of board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Terri Halperin. Dr. Halperin completed her residency in plastic surgery at Harvard University, and has all the education, qualifications, and experience to do your breast implant procedure!