Plastic surgery began many years ago as the surgical repair of skin defects and
deformities, the removal of skin tumours and surgical reconstruction. Also known
as reconstructive surgery, it aims to fix certain areas of the body that have
been altered due to trauma, growth, infection, burns, tumours or any other kind
of involuntary cause.
Those that seek this type of surgery usually do so in order to restore their
body and face to the normal state. For them, they do it not as a purely cosmetic
procedure. It is done to remove burnt parts, scars after accidents and
birthmarks. This type of surgical procedure can also include broken limbs and
skin grafting methods. Examples are reattachment of toes and fingers and the
manipulation of knees, limbs and teeth.
However, increasingly, this medical
specialty includes other procedures such as fatty-tissue removal, wrinkle
reduction and even the permanent application of make-up. The increasing
popularity of plastic or cosmetic surgery is attributed to its
immense benefits. One of these benefits is
the emotional benefit. This is because people are finally able to feel
comfortable with their body after the surgery. They find that they are more
outgoing, personable and confident when they have a transformed and better look.
This new look often causes a heightened sense of self-esteem that can last a
Other than emotional benefits, the physical result of plastic surgery
produces a healthier look. This healthy look often extends to the person's
entire lifestyle by bringing about a positive, healthy lifestyle. For example,
for people who have liposuction, they can have slimmer and even healthier
bodies. This certainly makes them fitter and therefore, gives them improved
quality of life.
While plastic surgery cannot prevent the natural aging process, it can
diminish visible signs of aging to improve
appearance and overall well-being. As we grow older, our body begins to
degenerate slowly changing the way we look. We can now undo the damaged done to
our aged appearance. This is possible with the help of cosmetic and plastic
surgery. It comprises a number of surgical
procedures performed on many parts of the body. The result of it changes one's
physical appearance and makes it more pleasing. Plastic surgery can also correct
or modify features, as well as to correct damage resulting from everyday living,
especially exposure to the sun.
Plastic surgery has come a long way in the last thirty years. Whatever the
reason for opting for it, it is a valuable area of medicine that is doing great