What is Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Pittsburgh?
Aesthetic plastic surgery Pittsburgh includes procedures to enhance your physical image. Some of these include:
- breast augmentation
- breast lift
- mommy makeover
- tummy tuck
Your surgeon’s goal is to help you improve the area or areas of your body to your satisfaction. This requires you to think about what you want to change and then requires a thorough consultation with your board certified plastic surgeon.
What is the difference between aesthetic plastic surgery Pittsburgh, aesthetic surgery and plastic surgery?
Education of a plastic surgeon
To understand the difference between these you must first understand some education and credential differences. A plastic surgeon is a medical doctor that has completed 4 years of college, 4 years of medical school, an internship and then multiple years of residency at a teaching hospital such as Harvard or other university medical center.
What is a board certification in plastic surgery?
After becoming a medical doctor, she must complete a six year residency in plastic surgery. After completing this residency she can take the examination to become certified.
A plastic surgeon becomes board certified by sitting before the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is a multiple day test that includes an extensive written exam and hours of questions and practical testing by other board certified plastic surgeons on the board.
As an example, Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt attended Harvard. After medical school she completed a residency in general surgery at a Harvard teaching hospital and obtained her board certification in general surgery. Then she completed her residency in plastic surgery, and earned her board certification in plastic surgery as well. In addition, Dr. Grunwaldt completed a fellowship in plastic surgery at UPMC, which went above and beyond the training in residency programs. She then became an associate clinical professor at the University of Pittsburgh where she has taught numerous other young doctors to become plastic surgeons.
In contrast, what is an aesthetic surgeon?
To use the term “Aesthetic Surgeon” does not require the doctor to complete extra training beyond obtaining the medical degree. Nor does it require a board certification, although the doctor can choose to do this.
Learn what Aesthetic plastic surgery Pittsburgh can offer you
Call Dr. Lorelei Grunwaldt’s office to learn how you can benefit from the new advances in plastic surgery procedures. Patients travel from across the country because she listens to her patients and aligns your goals with her procedures.