WHAT IS THE BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION OF PLASTIC SURGERY

diff_between_surgeons_157869482-300x300Do you know the difference between a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and a Cosmetic Surgeon? You may not have realized that there is a difference and that is The Biggest Misconception Of Plastic Surgery. This is a very common misconception right now. It is very important to understand your surgeon’s training and credentials before trusting him or her with your beauty and your life.

If you are considering having a procedure such as a Mommy Makeover, Breast Augmentation, Tummy Tuck, etc. you have likely been researching surgeons in your area. If you search for Plastic Surgeons in Nashville, Tennessee you will find lots of names come up. Some will say Plastic Surgeon and some will say Cosmetic Surgeon. We have found many patients think these are the same. While it may be a common thought, it is very untrue.

ALL PLASTIC SURGEONS ARE COSMETIC SURGEONS

Plastic surgeons in Nashville are trained in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and body (some are facial plastic surgeons only). However, cosmetic surgeons are not necessarily plastic surgeons. This is a big misconception. Cosmetic surgeons are physicians of any specialty who have taken a course in cosmetic surgery.

SO WHY DOES THIS MATTER?

According to the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon must have a minimum of five years of residency training in all areas of surgery, including at least two years devoted entirely to plastic surgery before even being eligible to sit for the Board Certification exam. Certification is a voluntary process a surgeon seeks after this training. To become certified, the doctor then must pass comprehensive written and oral exams.

A Cosmetic Surgeon may be an Emergency Medicine physician or OB/GYN who learned breast augmentation or eyelid surgery at a weekend course or seminar. According to the Aesthetic Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, physicians who call themselves “cosmetic surgeons” could be trained in any specialty, including a non-surgical specialty, because anyone who has a medical license can legally call him/herself a surgeon even if they have no formal surgical training.

It is extremely important that your surgeon be formally trained in surgery as well as the specialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery especially in the event that complications arise. While some procedures may be simple enough to perform in the best of circumstances, a trained plastic surgeon will be able to handle complications and will ensure your safety and the best possible surgical outcome.

Our hope is that if you are considering surgery, you will take this information into account and make sure that your surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery. it is the Biggest Misconception Of Plastic Surgery and It could mean your life!

AWARD-WINNING BOARD CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON IN NASHVILLE, TN

"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and all his staff are amazing! I had filler in my face for the first time, needless to say I was very nervous! They took such good care of me and I know spent extra time and I look amazing! Thanks so much and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!" - Dottie D. dottie 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf, Aimee, and Lindsay are the most fun, welcoming, and knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered in my life!! All the results are so natural, they treat everyone like a top priority and it means a lot!" - Freeman F. freeman 5 star review
"Wonderful Wonderful Surgeon! wonderful staff and follow up. I am coming up on 5 years post surgery and still get compliments to this day. Best decision I have made! Dr. Burgdorf is the best!" - Tracey H.
"I love them! Dr. Burgdorf is very sweet and a true professional! YOU MUST ALSO READ his BOOK, The Mommy Makeover! I met Aimee and she is fabulous. I had a hyrdrofacial and was very happy! I can not wait to do it again! They are friendly and very helpful!" - Eva R. eva 5 star review
"The staff and Dr. Burgdorf are very professional and the facility is clean, comfortable and discreet." - Nikki B. nikki b 5 star review
"Dr. Burgdorf and his staff are absolutely amazing. I have never felt more comfortable with any doctor, than I am with Dr. Burgdorf." - Chelsea A. chelsea a 5 star review

*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Music City Plastic Surgery. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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Dr. Michael Burgdorf
3803 Bedford Ave, Suite 102,
Nashville, TN 37215

615.567.7586

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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