An introduction to plastic surgery
The repair and restore of skin and tissue that may be present from birth or caused by some disease or injury is called plastic surgery. The plastic surgery that is done for aesthetic reasons is called cosmetic surgery.
With plastic surgery, moles, scars, warts, tattoos, cholesterol skin deposition and other blemishes can be removed. It is even possible to improve the appearance of birthmarks and correct any congenital defects. There are various plastic surgery procedures done today like rhytidectomy (a face lift), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), otoplasty (correcting ear defects), and blepharoplasty (the removal of redundant eyelid skin).
During plastic surgery, the surgeon may remove layers of skin, implant hair, remove excess fat, insert breast implants, remove unwanted hair and tattoos, relax facial muscles temporarily and plump up the skin with the help of cosmetic dermal fillers. It all depends on the correction needed to be done through plastic surgery.
People who resort to plastic surgery are usually those who have damages from burns, cancer, and some personal injury or have undergone some disfiguring surgery. It is sometimes performed to cover areas of skin loss. The different types of skin transfer in plastic surgery are full thickness skin grafting, skin flap transfers, lengthening skin at the expense of its width and pedicle grafts.
Plastic surgery can be done either on a day-patient basis or as an in-patient basis. It depends on the needed plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is usually an extensive procedure; but there are also procedures like body-contour surgery where there is not much intervention. The complex surgeries include long incisions and scars. This is why recuperation is necessary after a plastic surgery, where only light work should be done till recovery is complete.
Plastic surgery is a procedure that should not be taken lightly as it carries small but risky complications. There is risk to life; which depends on the expertise and capacity of the surgeon, and of course, the health of the patient. If any unaccounted pain, inflammation, unexpected side effects or discharge follow the surgery, the surgeon, GP or healthcare team has to be contacted immediately.
Fact According to webmd.com; 36% of plastic surgeons saw a couple that underwent surgery together.
25% saw a mother and daughter who had surgery together.
31% saw a patient who received plastic surgery as a gift.
6% saw sisters having plastic surgery together.
4% saw friends having plastic surgery together.
The choice to decide on plastic surgery is a hot one today. Whether it be for medical or personal reasons make sure you do all the research. Visit several doctors in your area, ask many questions and ask friends and family for reviews. Friendly testimonials are the best.