Plastic surgery is most often thought of as cosmetic in nature, but the term includes both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.
As a skilled, experienced double board certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven J. Rottman specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery for the men, women, and children of Baltimore, MD, and surrounding communities.
Understanding the differences between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery will help you choose a plastic surgeon who meets your needs for specialized care. Plastic surgery is a much broader surgical field that includes cosmetic surgery. As a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rottman has the skill, knowledge, and background needed to perform both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.
The goal of plastic surgery is to restore and correct anatomical problems caused by cancer treatment, birth defects, trauma, and burns. Plastic surgeons are trained to perform both facial and body procedures. Cosmetic surgery is a subfield of plastic surgery that aims to enhance the appearance of the face and body. In some cases, a single surgery, such as rhinoplasty, may technically be considered both reconstructive and cosmetic.
Each of the plastic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Rottman is unique to the patient and circumstances. In general, plastic surgeons often consider scarring, symmetry, balance, and other aspects more than general surgeons.
In fact, you may be referred to a plastic surgeon after a general surgeon has treated some type of trauma. Breast cancer survivors are also referred to plastic surgeons after mastectomies.
Any type of surgery carries risks, so you should be in good health at the time of your surgery. General anesthesia and other types of sedation are used for many of the plastic surgery procedures at Rottman Plastic Surgery. Dr. Rottman may order diagnostic testing, including blood work, prior to your surgery. These tests allow him to assess your health status. He may also discuss your medical history with your primary physician.
Recovery from plastic surgery varies by procedure. You should expect to take time off work and limit your activities. You will likely need to refrain from exercise and other strenuous activities for a month or longer, depending on the specific procedure performed. You will have symptoms common with any type of surgery – bruising, swelling, fatigue, and discomfort. Dr. Rottman may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics. Some patients can stay comfortable with only over-the-counter medications.
Some reconstructive surgeries may be covered by your medical insurance. Cosmetic procedures are considered elective, so they are not covered by insurance. Please check with your insurance company to verify coverage. You are responsible for any costs not covered by insurance. Rottman Plastic Surgery offers financing through CareCredit®. To learn more, please visit our financing page.
Dr. Rottman helps his patients have realistic expectations of their plastic surgery procedures. No procedure can completely erase the results of aging. The goal, instead, is to reduce and minimize the signs of aging. Dr. Rottman enjoys taking the time to explain how plastic surgery can help his patients, as well as helping them see the benefits of having age-appropriate results.
Dr. Rottman is a double board-certified surgeon who values the trust of his patients, and wants to protect that trust. His approach to patient care is open, honest and direct communication with each person. Dr. Rottman also believes plastic surgery can go too far, so he recommends only the procedures you really need to look your best.
A plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Rottman is a chance for you to develop a trusting relationship with your surgeon. He encourages his patients to speak openly about what they like and dislike about their appearances. In response, he explains how plastic surgery can help, including the disadvantages and limitations of the procedures.
Dr. Steven J. Rottman is a cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery expert who serves the men and women of Baltimore and surrounding areas. Dr. Rottman is recognized for his approach to plastic and reconstructive surgery that gives his patients exceptional natural-looking results.
Because each patient is unique, Dr. Rottman uses both traditional and advanced techniques for his procedures.
Please contact us today to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Rottman.
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