For years, many people thought plastic surgery was only for the rich, and because of that, there was not a lot known about the medical specialty by the general public. However, much of that mindset has changed over the past decade or so, and it is estimated that more than two million people have some sort of cosmetic surgical procedure done each year. If you reside in California and are thinking about having a procedure done, San Jose, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS is the doctor to see.
The Difference Between a Plastic Surgeon and Cosmetic Surgeon
One of the biggest misconceptions that people have about plastic and cosmetic surgeons is that they mean the same thing. While both types of surgeons are able to perform cosmetic surgeries, only a plastic surgeon has extensive training to handle issues related to physical trauma, congenital abnormalities, developmental abnormalities. Cosmetic surgeons can only address aesthetic issues, whereas a plastic surgeon can address both aesthetic and functional issues.
When a patient comes to San Jose plastic surgeon Dr. Churukian, they can be assured they are working with a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in both aesthetic and functional surgeries. Dr. Churukian has more than two decades of experience and is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, as well as a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the San Jose Surgical Society.
But Can I Afford It?
Many people shy away from even looking into any kind of plastic surgery because they fear it will be too expensive. Although that may have been true at one time, today there are a number of different non-surgical procedures that can achieve similar results as actual surgery. Not only are these options less expensive than surgery, since they are non-invasive, but there is also almost no recovery time to speak off, so patients can continue going to work, social events, etc., immediately following the procedures.
Many clinics, including ours, also offer seasonal specials where patients are able to book procedures at sale prices.
Is Plastic Surgery Only for Women?
Another big change in the plastic surgery industry over the past few decades is that more and more men are taking advantage of the ability to enhance their appearance and just feel better about themselves. Both men and women come to our clinic for surgery, injectables, fillers, laser treatments, and more.
Come in for a Complimentary Assessment
If you would like to learn more about the services and treatments our clinic provides, contact San Jose, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.