Plastic Surgery VS Cosmetic Surgery

Dermatology is a detailed pathological diagnosis and treatment of skin, hair and nails. Laser hair removal is part of specialized skin care and uses a concentrated beam of light to remove unwanted hair.

Skin Care services like cosmetic surgery, plastic surgery, and laser hair removal have been trending among youngsters and the aging population alike. In UAE countries like Bahrain, the demand for beauty & Personal Care is projected to generate a revenue ofย  US$258.20M in 2024 alone according to a report by Statista.

In this article we will explore the common plastic and cosmetic surgery services that are covered in dermatology and explore the nuances of these services in Bahrain.

Plastic Surgery Vs Cosmetic Surgery

While many think of plastic and cosmetic surgery to be the same , there is a slight difference.

Cosmetic Surgery focuses on changing the physical appearance of an individual and is based on aesthetics. The surgery is elective in nature and improving symmetry and overall look and feel are the main goals. Some of the common cosmetic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast enhancement
  • Facial contouring such as fillers, botox , eyebrow and nose lift
  • Body contouring such as Liposuction and tummy tuck
  • Skin treatments such as Laser rejuvenation

Plastic Surgery, on the other hand is focussed on repairing and healing certain parts of the body that have been damaged due to birth disorders,trauma, diseases or burns. Often plastic surgeons choose to advance their knowledge so that they can also include cosmetic surgery under their list of services.

Some of the common plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast reconstruction
  • Burn Repair
  • Congenital defect repair
  • Hand surgery
  • Scar removal surgery

Cosmetic surgery being optional in nature, needs to be taken lightly, while plastic surgery is often a necessary procedure , needed to revert a dysfunctional portion of our body.

In Bahrain, one of the best plastic and cosmetic surgery institutes is the German Medical Centre. With its team of internationally acclaimed skin care specialists, they aim to provide a holistic and comfortable experience to its patients.

The team clearly explains every procedure to the patient in detail and takes a preoperative picture to ensure before and after client satisfaction. Some of the services they provide include:

  1. Acne Scar Treatment
  2. Stretch Mark Treatment
  3. Non-surgical Face & Body Tightening
  4. Body Contouring & Cellulite Treatment
  5. Carbon Peel
  6. Hydra facial
  7. Thread Lift

Laser Hair Removal

This is a procedure that removes unwanted hair using a laser beam that affects hair with large melanin content. The procedure is generally safe and is often concluded after multiple sittings.

Before the surgery , all hair from the region needs to be removed as the treatment only works on hair that is no more than the size of a rice grain. The patient and the surgeon both wear protective gear before the procedure begins. The time taken varies between a few minutes to hours depending upon the area and is concluded by a trained professional.


While laser hair removal is often permanent, hair may grow back if not maintained properly.

Laser hair removal was a womenโ€™s thing in the past. But today men and women alike use this procedure to uplift body image and get rid of the hassle of frequent shaving needs.

Another innovation in the area of Laser treatment is the IPL or the intense pulsed light. The treatment is similar to laser hair removal but the results are not as obvious. The procedure affects the lower layers of the skin without affecting the upper layers and requires minimal downtime. It is a quick and effective procedure to remove freckles, sun burns, birthmarks, varicose veins etc.

The German medical center is a leading service provider of cosmetic surgery in Bahrain and their vision is to become the best in dermatology, laser medicine and plastic surgery in the MENA region.


GMC is committed to continuous innovations and has appeared in the media multiple times. One of its lead dermatologists , Dr. Felix Ottowitz, launched the โ€˜lip-flipโ€™ procedure which helps to lift the upper lips using botox. This procedure helps patients enhance upper lip size and remove unwanted wrinkles around the mouth region.

GMC is strategically located in two major hubs in Bahrain, one in central Manama, and the other in Budaiya highway, a focal junction leading to some of Bahrainโ€™s most iconic residential and commercial areas, providing access to a large population.

There are many medical centers in Bahrain, however, GMC differentiates itself with both in-patient and out-patient services, and aims at high quality customer experience.

If you are a resident of Bahrain, and looking for high quality Cosmetic Dermatology & Laser Medicine services, then your search ends here.

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