Sorting Out Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

Tuesday, July 8 2014 1:00 PM
By Tori Deatherage
Sorting Out Cosmetic Surgery and Plastic Surgery

As with many areas of medicine, the terms “cosmetic surgery” and “plastic surgery” can be confusing.


So how does someone who wants to improve their appearance differentiate the terminology and find a qualified doctor?


First, better understand the medical terminology.


Many surgeons, including Dr. Stephanie Oberhelman, have extensive experience and training in cosmetic procedures. Board-certified plastic surgeons perform reconstructive surgery but do not necessarily have extensive experience and training in various cosmetic procedures.

So, for patients interested in cosmetic procedures, the best, most prudent approach is to examine a physician’s training in specific procedures and to ask the doctor about their experience. Dr. Oberhelman is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, read more about her credentials here. Kansas Surgical Arts offers complimentary consultations to new and current patients in good standing. To schedule, call (316) 722-1333 or read more about our consultation process

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