Define plastic surgery

The term plastic surgery is a generic term for treatments or manual or instrumental operations performed for aesthetic or functional reasons or for aesthetic purposes.

The plastic word “plastic” comes from the ancient Greek “plastikos” which means “to mold” or “to shape”.

So far, there are two main or major areas of plastic surgery. These include:

  • Reconstructive plastic surgery. This part of plastic surgery focuses on masking or reversing damage to the face or other external body parts. This form of plastic surgery involves closing defects in the skin graft with regional, local or distant lobes. The procedure transfers tissue from other parts of the body to another part.
  • Cosmetic or cosmetic surgery is the most common form of plastic surgery today. This type of plastic surgery is most often used to modify or improve the facial or physical features that the patient perceives as ugly or unflattering. Examples of this type of plastic surgery are breast reduction or breast implantation.
  • Related Disciplines on Plastic Surgery
  • The history and the two major areas of plastic surgery can be defined in more detail. The American Board of Plastic Surgery also includes studies or advances in the following specific disciplines:
  • craniofacial surgery. This form of plastic surgery includes treatment or surgery to compensate for or modify congenital or congenital physical abnormalities. This includes cleft palate, craniosynostosis and other facial defects due to congenital causes and physical development.
  • Hand surgery is another discipline in which plastic surgeons are trained. You get a complete education in the discipline.
  • Maxillofacial surgery is a form of plastic surgery involving the upper jaw or jaw and face. The field has increased or increased thanks to the contributions and progress made in oral surgery and plastic surgery. Fractures to the jaw and face resulting from accidents or fights are examples of operations in this discipline.

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