Plastic surgery is something we hear about and see ads and commercials of “before and after” constantly. But do we truly know what it is all about? In this post, we are going to reveal some interesting facts and details about this big world called plastic surgery.
The word plastic is originally derived from the Greek word “Plastikos” which means mold and reshape. The first historical documentation of plastic body corrections dates already more than 4 thousand years ago. There were records of skin grafts for the health purposes practiced by ancient doctors for the sake of saving injured warriors and other patients. Nowadays it is possible to operate a surgery on almost every part of the body except the central nervous system.
Types of Plastic Surgery
- Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is initiated by an individual who is willing to change the physical appearance of a specific feature. In many cases, the shape of the physical feature appears to be normal, but people can wish to change the size of their breasts or shape of their lips or nose. Cosmetic surgery can also be helpful in changing the disfigured body parts into smooth ones.
- Reconstructive Surgery
Reconstructive surgery is a treatment for improving dysfunctional parts of the body. It may change the apparent look, but it is mainly focused on restoring functions. It can be used to reattach limbs that may be severed by trauma.
- Area Operated
Surgeons change the appearance of numerous body parts through cosmetic surgery. The common body parts are modified either changing shape or size.
Surgical Technics and Procedures
Plastic surgery procedures are classified according to the body changes after surgery and surgical techniques that are used.
Liposuction, or simply lipo, is the procedure of removing fat stored directly under the skin. It may be used for breast reduction where the primary cosmetic surgery method is used. In other lift, tuck or body contouring procedures, face, neck, buttocks, thighs and abdomen fat deposits are removed.
- Augmentation Procedures
In the augmentation procedure, implantable devices and injectable solutions are added to the specific body area in order to increase the size of a feature. Breasts augmentation is referred to increase the size of the breast. Other body parts that are augmented are face and lips. Face augmentation is used to change the shape of facial features like chin, nose, jaw or cheekbones. Lips augmentation involved injecting the filling solution into the lips and it is mostly referred to as non-surgical Botox.