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Do you know the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon?

Do you know the difference between a plastic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon?

Patients are often faced with confusion when they see a doctor for cosmetic surgery and often times don’t know the true credentials of their physician.  Most patients are unaware of that “cosmetic surgery” is not a degree or residency; in fact, in the United States there is no program accredited by the American Board of Medical Specialties in Cosmetic Surgery. Although it’s possible that your cosmetic surgeon is a plastic surgeon, it’s also possible that he or she is a gyncecologist, internist, dermatologist, or another specialty. The educated patient must make sure that she or he seeks a doctor with the highest credentials to perform cosmetic surgery.

A plastic surgeon has performed an intensive residency program accredited by the ACGME (Acccreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education). The American Board of Plastic Surgery is the only board acknowledged and approved by the National Board of Medical Specialties that addresses cosmetic surgery procedures. That means surgeons certified by this board are held to the highest standards as it pertains to skills, knowledge, judgment, safety and ethics in plastic surgery.  It is important to make sure your Plastic Surgeon is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  If a surgeon is not able to offer you a cosmetic surgery procedure in an accredited surgery center or hospital, it is often a sign that he or she is not certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

To verify that your surgeon is board certified, follow this link to the American Board of Plastic Surgery’s Web Site. If you’d like to schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Jejurikar, call us at 214-827-2814 for an appointment.

 

Voluma – the latest and greatest facial filler!

Dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse, are some of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery offices through out the world.. These treatments, which are performed quickly in the office. give injectors the ability to reverse the visible effects of aging in an instant. Allergan, the makers of Juvederm and Botox, recently received approval from the FDA for Juvederm Voluma XC. It is the first filler approved to enhance cheek volume. Voluma is the latest and longest lasting injectable HA filler to hit the market.

Voluma is comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a naturally produced material in all of our skin. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that gives the skin a plump appearance. Levels of HA in the skin decline with age. Unlike other HA fillers, Voluma is substantially more cross-linked, producing a filler that can actually lift the cheek and lasts considerably longer.

Voluma lasts up to two years and the results are visible immediately after injection. It is the only HA filler approved to enhance facial volume deficiency.

Voluma is the only HA filler approved to treat loss of facial volume. Sculptra was approved around 2004 to treat the facial atrophy seen in HIV patients, but it can result in hard bumps under the skin. Other HA fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are great for filling lines but are not FDA approved to treat facial volume loss and do not last nearly as long as Voluma does. For this reason, Voluma is more expensive than other HA fillers.

To learn more about this exciting filler, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214-827-2814 today!

 

 

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