Houston Cosmetic Surgery - Dr. Edward Pina - Facial Body Medical Spa

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Difference between Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery

The term Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries are often used interchangeably among members of the public and even some in the medical community, but they are not the same.

What is the difference between Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.  A cosmetic surgeon has the training, knowledge, experience, and artistic ability necessary for aesthetic procedures and offers a multidisciplinary approach that allows him or her to approach any area of the body safely and confidently.

Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.  A plastic surgeon focuses his or her efforts on reconstructing dysfunctional body parts.  If you are in search of cosmetic enhancement for your face or body or simply want to turn back the clock, elective surgery may be more appropriate for you.

At Piña Cosmetic Surgery our Bilingual staff is 100 % committed to establish a long term relationship, to achieve desired goals, maintain results, and assist with any other challenges that the future may bring.  Dr Edward M. Piña is looking forward to establish  a loyal patient base that will make your Cosmetic approach the greatest experience of your life.

Let our staff provide the care that you desire and deserve bringing  out the natural, timeless beauty in you.


Contact Us

2530 West Holcombe
Houston, Texas 77030

Phone: 713-661-5255
Toll Free: 800-544-1269


Why Choose Us

Dr. Edward M. Piña is a Double Board Certified Surgeon, Certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery. He attended Texas Tech University and received his B.S in Biology in 1985. He then went on to the University of Texas Medical School in Houston where he received his M.D degree in 1989.He did his residency at the prestigious Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City where he trained in General Surgery and received the distinguished Leon Ginsberg Award for outstanding Chief Resident.
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