Plastic surgeons working in hospitals across the country work with all aspects of the fine details of body form and function.
They work with dermatology, reconstructive, plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.
They can perform these procedures inside or outside the normal hospital settings.
They can work with emergency care or take appointments for reconstruction at a later date.
Plastic surgeons in hospitals provide a welcome sigh of relief for patients who are dealing with severe damage to the makeup of their skin, tissue, organs or bones.
These doctors can restore the use and appearance of many parts of the human body. As long as the education, training and experience are present and certified, they can perform these much needed procedures anywhere, including your area hospital for all who need it.
Plastic surgeons work with a variety of techniques and technologies in order to influence the best improvement to a patient’s face or body.
Their reconstructive procedures go all the way down to the bone of the patient. They participate in a surgery with other doctors in order to help with the details of rebuilding a body part or the entire face of a patient.
They can recreate or reposition bone grafts from the patient or a cadaver as the result of an extreme fracture or disease that had to be cut out.
They also participate in organ and tissue transplants with the hopes to preserve function of the organ thereafter. This includes skin grafts. These doctors help chemical and fire burn victims with skin grafts donated from their own body when possible.
Plastic surgeons generally perform these procedures hundreds of times per year. Sometimes even more than this is common. They often know what your body is going to do even when you do not.
That is why it is important to discuss your worries and fears with your doctor before you go into the room to have these changes made. You don’t want to panic on the big day and never make it in.
If you have any concerns at all about the risks or how safe you will be, this is a very good thing to talk to your doctor about. He or she can help you to see what is really likely to happen and what is not.
Plastic surgeons sometimes develop their own equipment and tools to fit their specialty. In spite of developing ones that they specifically need, there are some basic ones that they still use because these serve their purpose well enough.
The basic ones are usually found in operating rooms and are usually used for cosmetic surgery and other venues that cater to patients who wish to have aesthetic based procedures.
Plastic surgeons are certified board physicians. These specialists are required to attend medical school, complete a three year residency program and another three year plastic surgery residency before they can receive their board certifications and practice independently.
There are a number of medical boards that specialize in plastic surgery, and each has different requirements; while some doctors are certified by one board, others chose to seek certification from each one. Plastic surgeons are still required to have board certifications to perform even non surgical procedures.
Plastic Surgeons are appropriately and completely termed Plastic Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeons…, however they are now increasingly and popularly being called Plastic Cosmetic Surgeons.
The surgeon can not call himself a plastic surgeon unless he can do both aesthetic and reconstructive surgery. Since the very root of almost all cosmetic/aesthetic procedures can be traced from early reconstructive procedure.
Thus a surgeon whose main interest is aesthetic plastic surgery, must also have a firm foundation on the reconstructive surgery, to better grasp the basic principle and application of cosmetic/aesthetic plastic surgery.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is a prerequisite in training for all plastic surgeons. So plastic surgeons are both an aesthetic/cosmetic surgeon and reconstructive surgeon.
At present, there are just a relatively limited number of certified Plastic Surgeon that one can go to. However, the so called run of the mill cosmetic surgeons without adequate formal training and experience abound and are alarmingly increasing.