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WHAT IS A PLASTIC SURGEON?

A plastic surgeon repairs, reconstructs or replaces defects in the form or function of the outer body. A plastic surgeon also performs cosmetic procedures to enhance the appearance and outcomes of surgeries. Sites for plastic surgery include the skin, musculoskeletal system, craniomaxillofacial structure, hand, breast, trunk and external genitals. Plastic surgery includes two main components: cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery.