A local cosmetic surgeon is a physician who is specially trained in performing cosmetic procedures on the face and body. Some of the procedures a cosmetic surgeon may perform include laser resurfacing, liposuction, dermal fillers, PRP therapy, facelifts, brachioplasty and breast augmentation. While some procedures are anti-aging, a local cosmetic surgeon may also treat patients with burns, injuries and birthmarks. If your local family physician feels you would benefit from seeing a local cosmetic surgeon, they can refer you. Or you can make an appointment on your own. Before your cosmetic procedure, it’s important to drink lots of water, get enough protein, vitamins A and C, zinc and iron.