A Plastic Surgeon is a doctor specializing in plastic surgery and reconstructive. Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine that focuses on the correction of the form and function of bodily structures that have been affected by injury, disease, or birth defects. Plastic surgery can be aesthetic or reconstructive. Aesthetic plastic surgery focuses on improving a person's appearance and can include procedures such as rhinoplasty, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation. Reconstructive plastic surgery focuses on restoring function and form to body structures affected by injury, disease, or birth defects and may include procedures such as breast reconstruction, burn surgery, and facial reconstruction. Plastic surgeons complete extensive medical and surgical training and must be certified by a certification of recognized plastic surgery. It is important that patients choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to ensure safe and effective results in any plastic surgery procedure.