Plastic Surgery Glossary of Common Terms

Plastic surgery terms come up a lot when you’re researching procedures. Here, we provide a list of several of the most common terms you may be coming across. To find out everything you need to know to make a decision about plastic surgery, please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery at 6505706066 to schedule a consultation.

Board certification: Various medical boards certify physicians in a certain specialty, so that the physician can demonstrate his or her knowledge, skill and mastery of that specialty. For plastic surgeons specifically, the American Board of Plastic Surgery serves as the certification body.

Surgical recovery: After any type of surgery, there is a period of time in which you need to rest and let your body heal. Depending on the procedure, recovery may include taking time off from work, taking time off from certain types of exercise and physical activities, and taking downtime from certain social activities.

Financing: Some plastic surgeons, including Dr. Beck, offer payment plans through third-party financing companies. At Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, you can apply for financing through CareCredit or American HealthCare Lending.

Non-surgical: These are cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive and do not involve incisions or sutures. One example is BOTOX®. The advantage of non-surgical procedures is that you can get results quickly without downtime.

Ptosis: When a body part is sagging, the condition is known as ptosis. You will most likely come across this term in regard to drooping breasts or eyelids.

If you are searching for an experienced, board-certified greater San Francisco plastic surgeon who is personally committed to achieving the beautiful, natural results you want, please contact Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery to schedule a consultation.


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