What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic Surgery is a specialized branch of surgery that is defined by the treatment of deformities of the face and body. Plastic surgery is founded in restoring form and function to all areas of the body. Historically, plastic surgery has been predicated on the tradition of innovation in problem solving. Only plastic surgeons are trained to operate on the human body from head to toe. Plastic surgery, therefore, is equally vested in reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Whether deformity is caused by trauma, cancer, congenital abnormality, previous surgery, or age, plastic surgeons are uniquely trained to restore the normal. GHS Plastic Surgery is dedicated to these principals that founded the specialty of plastic surgery.

A plastic surgeon is a surgeon that has completed an ACGME accredited residency in plastic surgery. Plastic surgeons are accredited through the American Board of Plastic Surgery founded in 1937. The American Board of Plastic Surgery is one of twenty four boards approved by the American Board of Medical Specialties.