Cosmetic Orthopedic Surgery – What is it?

The Difference Between a Cosmetic Surgeon and an Orthopedic Surgeon


Each specialty can dramatically improve an individual’s day-to-day life by providing a happy, healthy lifestyle. Although similar in many ways, the difference between a cosmetic surgeon and an orthopedic surgeon is that cosmetic surgeons are involved in aesthetic procedures, and orthopedic surgeons treat patients with musculoskeletal issues such as spinal deformities or sprains.


This is the textbook definition of the difference between an orthopedic surgeon and a cosmetic surgeon.


But what happens when you have a world-class, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who does a fellowship in cosmetic surgery?


Well, there is only one of these in the world today. Meet Dr. Steven Cyr. He is both an orthopedic and cosmetic surgeon. He developed OrthoSculpt™ which leverages his unique knowledge of musculoskeletal anatomy and his demonstratable expertise in liposculpture. He is a cosmetic orthopedic surgery expert.


What is Liposculpture?

Liposculpture is one of the latest plastic surgery trends. As its name suggests, liposculpture is a variation in liposuction. But unlike liposuction – which removes fat from specific areas of the body – liposculpture is not just about removing fat. It also reshapes the body by removing fat and then adding it to the “right places” to improve the body’s overall contour.


During a liposculpture procedure, fat deposits are removed by very thin metal tubes interested into the body through small incisions. A syringe or medical suction pump removes the fat by creating an area of negative pressure. Once the fat is removed, it can be transferred to another part of the body that needs to be plumped up, such as the breasts or buttocks. This is called fat transfer.


In general, liposculpting is more complicated than liposuction because the overall dimension and shape of the body must be considered and improved. It can be difficult to do well, so the surgeon should have an artistic eye in addition to excellent surgical technique. Taking out the maximum amount of fat does not usually create the most aesthetic results.


Dr. Cyr is a Sculptor in the Operating Room

OrthoSculpt™ uses liposculpture to sculpt the body to an ideal shape. Dr. Cyr’s ability to see through the skin to the underlying muscles and bones allows him to sculpt your body in a natural way.


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