Should I have my plastic surgery in a hospital or outpatient surgery center?

The standards and practices of multi-disciplinary outpatient surgery centers and hospitals are very comparable. The regulatory standards have different credentialing bodies, but in my practice, I utilize board certified anesthesiologists in both sites. The infection rates and complication rates are monitored and state reportable in both. Because board certified plastic surgeons typically have hospital privileges, they may…

Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery: What’s the difference?

Q: Are Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery the same? Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery are closely related, but different. Perhaps these terms are used interchangeably because some plastic surgeons focus their practice on cosmetic surgery. Both are intended to improve a patient’s body, but the philosophies guiding the education, research, and goals for patient outcomes are…