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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic surgery is not merely bound to cosmetology. While cosmetology solely revolves around reconstruction to make your appearance better, reconstructive plastic surgery can enhance and mend the skin and parts of the body affected by accidents, burns and diseases.

Understanding Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery deals with the restoring function and form. Cosmetic surgery is the best kind of plastic surgery but all plastic surgery is not necessarily cosmetic. Plastic surgery includes various types of surgery like hand surgery, reconstructive surgery, microsurgery and burn treatment. The ‘plastic’ in this term ‘plastic surgery’ means sculpting and derives from a Greek word which translates to ‘the art of modelling’ pliable flesh.

Plastic surgery can be carried out anywhere on your body unlike other surgical specialties. Plastic surgeons can solve unusual problems because of this. They can apply known procedures to other body parts and to be inventive. Plastic surgery consists of reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery but these two can sometimes overlap.

Understanding Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

Reconstructive plastic surgery fixes:

  • Functional injuries caused by tumours or cancer
  • Traumatic injuries, like face bone fractures and soft tissue cuts and breaks
  • Congenital defects, like cleft lips or palates
  • Developmental defects
  • Infection and disease
  • Burns

Reconstructive plastic surgery is mostly done to improve function, but it may also help create a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery tries to repair utility and shape using methods like replantation, skin and muscle flaps, skin and bone grafting, free tissue transfer with microsurgery, and tissue expansion.

Understanding Cosmetic or Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery makes you look better using surgical or medical methods, and is specifically concerned with maintaining normal appearance, restoring it, or enhancing it beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal. This type of surgery is performed to improve your confidence and appearance.

Features

  • Dedicated area for plastic surgeries
  • Disposables used to negate infection