Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Plastic surgery is one of the most interesting fields of medicine, and there is a rapid increase in its demand. Plastic surgery can be broken down into two categories, the first is reconstructive surgery, and the other is cosmetic surgery.

Reconstructive/Plastic Surgery

This specialty deals with reconstruction and restoration procedure of the human body. Under this comes hand surgery, treatment of burns, microsurgery and craniofacial surgery. Some of these can be a result of accidents, congenital disabilities or reconstruction after a very aggressive surgical procedure mainly on the face. It is performed to improve function to its normal course. It also deals with cancers and tumors, some of which are very complicated surgeries. It is highly likely that a plastic surgeon will team up with other specialists to perform these procedures.

Cosmetic surgery

This specialty deals mostly with enhancing your appearance. We know more of this procedure due to their wide scale acceptance and demand. A few to name would be breast implants, uplifts, liposuction, tummy tuck, nose job, facelift, neck lift, Botox, lip filler treatments and many more.

A practitioner of this field is called a plastic surgeon, and almost every plastic surgeon that is specialized in plastic surgery undergoes training for cosmetic surgery. One other way of putting it is that cosmetic surgery is a branch right under plastics.

Like all surgeries, plastic and cosmetic surgery has its risk. Even something as minor as breast implants. These surgeries can often be reversed if needed and also, according to research, people do reverse these when they do not like the changes they made.