What is the Difference Between Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Procedures? Which One is Better?

If you are unhappy with your appearance in some way then there are cosmetic procedures and plastic surgery techniques that can help you look younger or give you a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This can boost your self esteem and confidence while also helping you get the results that you are hoping for. What is the difference between plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures though? Is one better than the other? Which is right for you?

Cosmetic Procedures are Usually Less Invasive than Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic procedures are typically procedures that a Sydney cosmetic surgeon will perform in the office, with either no anesthesia or local anesthesia. These treatments usually have little or no down time and fewer complications because they are less invasive than traditional plastic surgery. Cosmetic procedures include:

  • Dermal fillers
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Fat freezing
  • Anti wrinkle injections
  • Minor liposuction on smaller targeted areas

Plastic Surgery can Provide more Drastic Results in Many Cases

Traditional plastic surgery with an experienced and qualified Sydney plastic surgeon can often provide more drastic results, as well as results that can last longer than many temporary treatments available in office. These methods do have some drawbacks that cosmetic procedures do not though, and they are not right for every patient. General anesthesia is usually required, and this comes with it’s own risks and complications.

Many plastic surgery techniques require significant down time while you heal and recover. These methods are more invasive and they can carry higher risks and a greater chance of complications as a result. Traditional plastic surgery can include:

  • Extensive liposuction
  • Breast implants
  • Breast reduction
  • Gender transition top surgery
  • Tummy tuck
  • Face lift
  • Thigh and Buttock lift

Is One Type Better than the Other?

It is not a matter of either cosmetic procedures or traditional plastic surgery being a better choice, it is what is right for you and your unique situation and circumstances. Every patient is different and unique, with specific goals, medical histories and conditions, budgets, ability to take time off of work or other daily responsibilities, etc… Instead of trying to determine which type is better you should determine what will fit in with your finances, lifestyle, and goals.

Don’t Rush! Take the Time Needed to Choose the Right Sydney Plastic Surgeon and Procedures.

Whether you will have cosmetic procedures or more traditional plastic surgery it is very important to choose the best Sydney plastic surgeon for the job. Each specific technique or treatment method will carry certain risks, and you need to understand these before you make any final decisions. The first step is to set up an appointment for an initial consultation with a Sydney plastic surgeon who has an excellent reputation and who has many years of experience in this field.

Some things to consider during the initial consultation:

  • Does the Sydney plastic surgeon take the time to explain everything so that you understand?
  • Were all of your questions answered?
  • Were you comfortable with the surgeon and their knowledge and expertise?
  • Were you offered different procedures and treatment options to achieve your goals?

To find out more about this or our other cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures, please contact Pure Aesthetics on 02 9252 9262 or send us an enquiry.