Cosmetic vs. Plastic Surgeon – Is There a Difference?

TopPlasticSurgeons2016NVMCosmetic Surgeon?  Plastic Surgeon?  Board Certified?  What’s the difference between them and why is important to you?

If you are considering a plastic surgery procedure, we want to make sure you don’t have “white coat confusion.”  What is White Coat Confusion?  Not all doctors are properly trained – therefor, putting you in harm’s way.

All plastic surgeons do not have the same training. Many doctors are trained and board certified in other specialties such as gynecology or family medicine.  Wanting to expand their services, they have ventured into plastic surgery, causing what is known as “white coat confusion”. Yes, they are board certified – but not in plastic surgery.

Likewise, doctors who report to be board certified in cosmetic surgery are not recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Being board certified in plastic surgery means that a physician has undergone years of specific training related to all the nuances of cosmetic and plastic surgery.

Patients choosing a surgeon for their cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures should always inquire about a doctor’s specific board certifications and if he or she is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).  Dr. Csaba Magassy has all the credentials you are wanting to find for a plastic surgeon; American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, American Society of Bariatric Plastic Surgeons.

Don’t trust your tummy tuck, breast augmentation, facelift or rhinoplasty to just anyone.  Call to schedule a consultation with Northern Virginia Top-Rated Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Magassy.  Conveniently located for patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland.


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