The word plastic comes from the Greek word Plastikos, which means “to mold or give form.” Plastic surgery enables us to mold or reform the human body and face. A cosmetic plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery has specialized training which enables him to master both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic surgery).
Statistics show that each year millions of people elect to undergo aesthetic procedures to enhance a particular feature or reduce visible signs of aging. Aesthetic surgery is rapidly growing in popularity among both men and women.
Many people choose aesthetic surgery to give themselves added confidence in social or work situations or simply to help them to look as young as they feel. Improving a feature of your face or body will provide a boost in self-esteem, an enhancement in self-image that can help you make positive changes in many areas of your life. Having realistic expectations about aesthetic surgery will increase the probability that you will be happy with the results. If you recognize a specific area in which your appearance can be improved and have a strong personal desire to make a change, then you may be an ideal candidate for aesthetic plastic surgery.