Understanding Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

June 8, 2018 0
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People have a lot of misconceptions regarding plastic surgery in general. Many individuals believe that plastic surgery is just for changing or enhancing appearances because of the myths created by television shows and movies. However, there’s a lot more to this profession than meets the eye.

Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures aimed at restoring or changing the appearance of body parts to their original or an improved state. the name of the procedure comes from the Greek word “plastikos,” which means “suited for moulding.” Plastic surgery is classified into two categories: cosmetic (aesthetic) surgery and reconstructive surgery. There is a lot of overlap between the two fields.

Reconstructing a patient’s body part after a tumour is removed from the head and neck or the breast, for example, has both a cosmetic and functional aspect. Good reconstructive surgery is the foundation of good aesthetic surgery.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is a surgical speciality dedicated to the correction of defective body parts. Cancer patients, as well as burn and accident victims, frequently have reconstructive surgery. It may include skin grafting and the reconstruction of severely shattered bones. Procedures like reattaching an amputated finger or toe or implanting a prosthetic are examples of reconstructive surgery. Artificial constructions and materials called prostheses are used to replace missing limbs or teeth, as well as arthritic hip and knee joints.

The earliest type of plastic surgery is reconstructive surgery, which arose from the necessity to rehabilitate wounded troops during wartime. Reconstructive plastic surgery procedures include:

  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Burn Repair Surgery
  • Congenital Defect Repair: Cleft Palate, Extremity Defect Repair
  • Lower Extremity Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Scar Revision Surgery

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, the treatments, techniques, and philosophies are all geared toward improving a patient’s appearance. The main goals are to improve visual appeal, symmetry, and proportion. All parts of the head, neck, and body can be treated with cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is optional because the treated areas function normally. Doctors from a range of medical areas, including plastic surgeons, perform cosmetic surgery.

The scope of cosmetic surgery procedures includes:

  • Breast Enhancement: Augmentation, Lift, Reduction
  • Facial Contouring: Rhinoplasty, Chin, or Cheek Enhancement
  • Facial Rejuvenation: Facelift, Eyelid Lift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift
  • Body Contouring: Tummy Tuck, Liposuction, Gynecomastia Treatment
  • Skin Rejuvenation: Laser Resurfacing, Botox, Filler Treatments

However, some patients should not have plastic surgery because of certain medical risks. These groups include:

  • Patients recovering from a heart attack, severe infection (for example, pneumonia), or other serious illness
  • Patients with infectious hepatitis or HIV infection
  • Cancer patients whose cancer might spread (metastasise)
  • Patients who are extremely overweight. Patients who are more than 30% overweight should not have liposuction
  • Patients with blood clotting disorders

Regency Health consists of well-experienced plastic & cosmetic surgeons with years of experience in the field. Regency Health ensures you get the desired output if you ever have plastic or cosmetic surgery. To know more about the cosmetic surgery department at Regency Health

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Understanding Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
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Understanding Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
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Plastic surgery encompasses a wide range of procedures aimed at restoring or changing the appearance of body parts to their original or an improved state. the name of the procedure comes from the Greek word "plastikos," which means "suited for moulding.
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