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What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery?


Posted on 9/19/2022 by Dr. Shaun Rai
What Is the Difference Between Cosmetic and Restorative Surgery?

What is Cosmetic Surgery?


The majority of cosmetic surgery patients are healthy individuals, without any medical issue. Instead of restoration, cosmetic surgery's primary goal is to improve the appearance and shape of your body. In certain cases, the procedure aids in the treatment of problems that developed as a result of other medical illnesses that no-longer exist. Your body's shape and appearance have a significant impact on your self-esteem; hence many people opt for cosmetic surgery to improve their self-confidence.

Besides, some people choose to undergo cosmetic surgery to flatten the stomach after weight loss or giving birth, get rid of wrinkles to appear much younger, increase or minimize the size and shape of the breast, and lift the nose tip or eliminate bumps.

What is Restorative Surgery?


Restorative surgery is done to patients who have had catastrophic injuries or certain conditions since birth. It aids in restoring normal appearance and performance. Additionally, the procedure corrects deformities brought on by congenital defects, trauma, and other illnesses including cancer. Restorative surgery can replace missing skin or tissue, minimize the size of your scars, and improve the quality of your skin.

Several health insurance plans cover restorative surgery since it is a medical necessity. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is not a medical necessity, and the majority of health insurance policies do not cover it. However, depending on the patient's condition, some surgical procedures are classified as either cosmetic or restorative. For instance, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), a primarily cosmetic technique, could be reconstructive if the patient's vision is being hampered by bowed eyelids.






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