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Important Notice (please read):

To clarify any confusion, RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care is not associated or affiliated, whatsoever, with Dr. Ashraf Hilmy doing business as (d/b/a) RGV MedSpa located in Harlingen, Texas. Furthermore, RGV Cosmetic Surgery & Vein Care has never been associated or affiliated with Dr. Ashraf Hilmy d/b/a RGV MedSpa.


What is Cosmetic Surgery?

RGV Cosmetic - What is cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic Surgery is a subspecialty of general plastic surgery that focuses solely on the enhancement of your physical appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgeons focus on maintaining or restoring normal appearance, and on enhancing one’s physical appearance to an aesthetic ideal. Cosmetic Surgery is a multi-disciplinary and comprehensive approach that encompasses all areas of the head, neck and body. It fully incorporates the participation and knowledge from all contributing disciplines to attain a high level of skill and understanding. Contributing disciplines include dermatology, general surgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology, ophthalmology, gynecological surgery, and oral-maxillofacial surgery.

The educational profile of the cosmetic surgery specialty is unique in that it begins with a fully trained and board-certified surgeon who then dedicates an additional year in a dedicated cosmetic surgery fellowship. Special skills and knowledge in anatomy, physiology, pathology, and basic sciences are essential in cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic surgery and general plastic surgery are NOT the same thing. General plastic surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders (such as cleft palates), trauma, burns, and/or disease (such as breast cancer). General plastic surgery training focuses on the correction of dysfunctional areas of the face and body and is reconstructive in nature. Although many of the techniques developed in reconstructive plastic surgery are applied to cosmetic surgery, cosmetic surgery has evolved into a unique surgical discipline. Cosmetic surgery is an advanced sub-specialty of general plastic surgery that requires specific dedication in addition to basic training in reconstructive surgery in order to obtain excellent results. There are no dysfunctions in the areas of the body that are treated in cosmetic surgery – these are elective procedures to enhance a person’s appearance toward an aesthetic ideal.

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery exists to ensure competency in cosmetic surgery, and is the only board dedicated exclusively to excellence in cosmetic surgery. In order to qualify for a yearlong cosmetic surgery fellowship, candidates must already be fully trained and American Board of Medical Specialty (ABMS) board certified surgeons such as ENT, general plastic surgery, general surgery, or cardiothoracic surgery. Only cosmetic surgery fellowship trained surgeons are eligible for board certification by the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. This ensures that a board certified cosmetic surgeon possesses the required knowledge, surgical judgment, technical mastery, ethics, and artistic skill to achieve the goal of providing not only safe, but outstanding cosmetic surgery for our patients.

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