The Differences Between Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons and Cosmetic Surgeons

While many people think that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are one and the same, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons have different educational backgrounds, skills, and specialties. Before opting for plastic or cosmetic surgery, it’s essential to know the differences between the two when searching for a specialist to perform your operation.

What Is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgeries are procedures that are completely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance and can be performed on all areas of the neck, head, and body. Cosmetic surgery is designated as an elective surgery because it treats areas that function properly. Some types of cosmetic surgery include:

– Facial contouring
Body contouring
– Breast enhancement
– Skin rejuvenation
– Facial rejuvenation

There are no residency programs focused on cosmetic surgery. Because of this, after medical school, most cosmetic surgeons do their residency and attain board certification in some sort of surgical specialty.

What Is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery focuses on reconstructing a patient’s facial and body defects caused by trauma, birth defects, disease, and burns to bring them back to their normal function and appearance. Some types of plastic surgery include:

– Hand surgery
– Burn repair surgery
Breast reconstruction
– Scar revision surgery
– Lower extremity reconstruction
– Cleft palate repair

After finishing medical school, plastic surgeons must complete a residency in plastic surgery. After completing their residency, plastic surgeons must get board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

What Does Being “Board-certified” Mean?

Board certification is the most important factor in determining a surgeon’s qualifications. Every certifying board has different requirements that measure a physician’s experience and education. Both plastic and cosmetic surgeons must undergo rigorous training and continuing education courses to keep their certification. Because plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, they are certified to perform cosmetic surgery, but cosmetic surgeons are not certified to perform plastic surgery. You should keep this in mind when choosing a plastic surgeon in New Jersey.

Contact Board-certified Plastic Surgeon William Franckle, MD, FACS

William Franckle, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon in South Jersey that also offers the most up-to-date treatments in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Franckle is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and can help you reach your body aesthetic goals. Contact us today to learn more about the procedures William Franckle, MD, FACS offers.

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Meet Dr. William Franckle Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

Dr. William Franckle Testimonials
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Breast Augmentation⁠
Before & Afters by yours truly! ⁠

Dr. Franckle focus on what works for your body and composition. Women who desire larger breasts may choose to have breast implants (breast augmentation plastic surgery). Breast implants can restore the volume lost following breast feeding or weight loss. Breast enlargement may also be helpful for women who have one breast that is noticeably smaller than the other. Breast enlargement plastic surgery is intended to give the patient larger and more shapely breasts. A more positive self image may also result from breast enlargement surgery.⁠


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Rhinoplasty 👃🏻⁠

A rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, can help to balance the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose. Dr. William Franckle is a board-certified surgeon with years of experience helping patients achieve subtle, natural-looking results. Learn more about if you are an ideal candidate for this procedure, as well as surgery options and recovery information.⁠

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Happy Monday! Put yourself first and prioritize what makes you happy 💌⁠


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I had the typical mom pouch and with more weight loss the worse my stomach became. I was referred to Dr Franckle by a friend. I was extremely nervous and had second thoughts. Everyone there was kind and answered all questions. It’s has been a year and I can’t tell you how worth it and how great it is to wear a bikini again!!! And the pain was not terrible at all!!!⁠

-Patient, Google review ⁠


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❗️FALSE❗️⁠

“Plastic surgery” and “cosmetic surgery” are not the same thing. Due to a misunderstanding, the public has misconceptions regarding the two specialties. Cosmetic surgery is surgery to improve one’s appearance. It is an elective course that focuses on beauty aesthetics. Cosmetic surgery refers to procedures that improve a person’s appearance. On the other hand, plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgeries; such as burn treatments and correcting birth defects. Also, the training for plastic surgeons is much more rigorous than for cosmetic surgeons. Plastic surgeons have to go through years of extensive training in order to become board certified. We even have specifically separate centers and clinics for cosmetic surgery.⁠


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Procedure Variations and Steps❗️❗️⁠

Before undergoing any cosmetic procedure, your plastic surgeon should have a variety of recommendations. Patients should cease smoking, avoid taking any blood thinners, and increase water intake prior to surgery. When it comes to the day of your procedure, there are some important details you should be aware of. First and foremost, there’s anesthesia. This is crucial for your comfort during the procedure. Your surgery requires medications that can include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending on your preference. If you’re looking for further procedures to enhance your facelift, many patients consider undergoing various procedures in one session. These may include facial implants, soft tissue augmentation, resurfacing techniques, or wrinkle reduction with injection of fat or fillers.⁠


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What Is Breast Implant Removal?⁠

Breast implant removal is sought by women who would like to return to their natural bust size or have had complications with their implants. During the procedure, Dr. Franckle will remove the implants and—when possible—use the same incisions from the initial breast augmentation to avoid additional scarring.⁠


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While we always hope to keep our prices down, in order to continue providing you with top quality treatment, we need to implement a slight price increase on Botox Cosmetics.⁠

Our REFRESH VIP Members will enjoy their discounted pricing at $13/per unit for Botox.⁠

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