Beauty Section

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:: Overview of the procedures

This section explores cosmetic surgical offerings; many of these procedures may also fulfil true medical needs. You should understand that the circumstances and experience of every individual will be unique. If you're considering cosmetic plastic surgery, please ask the plastic surgeon for further information about the particular procedure and what you should expect. In addition, please note that all surgery carries some uncertainty and risk, including the possibility of infection, bleeding, blood clots, and adverse reactions to the anaesthesia. You can reduce your risks by choosing a qualified plastic surgeon and closely following his or her advice, both before and after surgery .

:: The differences

:: Plastic Surgery Part 1

Plastic surgery is a specialised branch of surgery concerned with repair of deformities from head to foot and also the correction of functional deficits. The term plastic surgery is added the adjective “reconstructive” which implies an extension of the plastic surgeon's activities to more reconstructive procedures such as head and neck reconstruction, hand or extremity reconstruction, breast reconstruction, microsurgery, maxillofacial surgery and so on.

The subject of “Plastic Surgery” is, in some institutes, sometimes called “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery” or “Reconstructive Plastic Surgery” or “Plastic and Maxillofacial Surgery” or “Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery”.

There are therefore several surgical procedures that come under the heading of plastic surgery, and some overlap other specialties ie. Orthopaedic Surgery, Ophthalmology, Otorhinolaryngology, Dermatology etc.

The scope of plastic surgery involves the operative procedures of the whole body. It can be summed up as follows:
  1. Congenital anomalies: Abnormalities evident at birth such as cleft lip-palate, microtia, birthmarks.
  2. Acquired deformities: Abnormalities arising from accidents, or following removing of the tumour, or direct result of the disease or infection, chronic ulcers from various causes.
  3. Burns: To save life of the burn's victims and to correct the deformities from burn scar contractures.
  4. Maxillofacial surgery: Especially from road traffic accident causing facial bone fractures and soft tissue injuries.
  5. Craniofacial surgery: Reconstruction of the cranial bone and facial bone defects caused by congenital anomaly, tumour, and trauma.
  6. Head and neck surgery : Surgical treatment and reconstruction of head and neck diseases including intraoral tumor (benign and malignant)
  7. Hand surgery: Involvement of all kinds of hand conditions, congenital or acquired deformities, hand injury including brachial plexus injury.
  8. Microsurgery: Involvement of both replantation of the amputated parts (digit, hand, arm, penis, scalp etc.) and free tissue transfer for reconstruction of the tissue defect using microsurgical techniques (doing anastomosis of small blood vessel under an operating microscope)
  9. Cosmetic surgery or aesthetic surgery: To improve form (rather than function) of the body or to treat physically fit patients who wish to remedy the effect of aging or patients who wish to achieve a better appearance especially the facial appearance as well as the improvement of the psychological condition. Most people and the media, even some medical professions, have misunderstood that plastic surgeons do only cosmetic surgery procedures ie. blepharoplasty, facelift, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, for instance.
  10. LASER surgery: Mainly for treatment of some skin lesions.
  11. Liposuction (fat aspiration) / Lipofilling: For body contouring not the technique for loosing body weight.
  12. Miscellaneous:
    • Tissue expansion
    • Breast reconstruction
    • Hair restoration surgery
    • Endoscopic plastic surgery
    • Distraction osteogenesis
    • Sex reassignment surgery
    • Tissue engineering
    • Etc.