What’s the Difference Between Cosmetic Surgery & Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic Surgery

A cosmetic surgeon like Dr. George Solomon does cosmetic surgery primarily to enhance the appearance of the face or body of an individual. Cosmetic procedures performed at Solomon Cosmetic Center in Clearwater which serves the Tampa, Palm Harbor and St. Petersburg area, can be performed on all areas of the body including the head, neck, and body. The cosmetic surgeries performed are performed on completely functioning areas of the body. Nothing needs to be restored or repaired but may lack aesthetic appeal. All of these surgeries are elective and medical insurance does not cover the procedures.

Examples of cosmetic surgery procedures:

Cosmetic Surgeon, George Solomon, M.D. has been board certified in cosmetic surgery and is specially trained to offer cosmetic enhancements using surgical and medical techniques. He has studied and perfected each of the cosmetic procedures he offers at Solomon Cosmetic Center. He has over 19 years of experience and has helped thousands of women and men obtain desired improvement to their face and body. Each individual is different and results of cosmetic procedures will vary. For examples of his work see the Before & After Gallery on this website. He primarily focuses his practice to Florida in the Tampa, Clearwater, and St. Petersburg area but does have patients come to Solomon Cosmetic Center from all of the world.

Plastic Surgery and Cosmetic Surgery are not the same: Unlike the cosmetic surgeon, the plastic surgeon focuses on repairing and reconstructing abnormal structures of the face and body due to birth defects, accidents, burns, developmental abnormalities, cancerous tumors, and infections.

The title “board certified plastic surgeon” has received his board certification for a specific procedure such as rhinoplasty, oral and maxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and others and may not include training on every cosmetic procedure.

Qualified Cosmetic Surgeon – Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Clearwater


Dr. Solomon is not a Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes solely in cosmetic surgeries such as liposuction, tummy tucks, arm liposuction, bikini line tucks, mini facelifts, breast augmentation, and breast lifts.  He is also a  hair transplant surgeon. Currently, there is no cosmetic or aesthetic board that is approved by the Florida Board of Medicine or the American Board of Medical Specialties. Board specialties in this field are obtained either by a private organization in the United States or abroad. The specialty recognition identified herein has been received by a private organization not affiliated with or recognized by the Florida Board of Medicine.

Each patient is unique; therefore, results of treatment may vary.

Dr. Solomon is considered one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the area of Tampa, St. Petersburg, and Palm Harbor. You can be assured that he will treat each patient with dignity and respect while helping them to achieve the results they desire. Call and schedule your appointment at Solomon Cosmetic Center in Clearwater, FL.