Plastic Surgery is another name for the restoration and correction of the form and function, especially in the field of medicine explains board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles Peter B Fodor MD, FACS. Because the name of this procedure has ‘’plastic’’ in it, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the person who undergoes this procedure is regarded as a total fake entity. This name is derived from the Greek word plastikos which in literal meaning goes for molding and this gives the material plastic its name as well.
This special kind of surgery involves the alteration of the patient’s appearance as well as the ability to function. There are reconstructive and cosmetic procedures that are conducted by highly specialized surgeons that strive to improve the patient’s appearance and self image.
The plastic surgery involves skin grafting which is a very common technique of skin tissue transfer from one part of the body to another. These skin grafts can be taken from the donors to the recipients as well. With careful planning of incision we can generally expect good results from plastic surgery so that they fall in the natural skin lines or folds with appropriate wound closure using the best suture materials available.
The most common forms of plastic surgery are the reconstructive surgery and the cosmetic surgery, as mentioned earlier. To correct the functional impairments which are mainly caused by burns, traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities, cleft lips, facial bone fractures and breaks; the Reconstructive Surgery is usually performed which improves function and appearance to normal condition.
However, Cosmetic Surgery is a procedure used to remove the signs of aging or improve a person’s appearance by working on the normal parts of the body. The most common cosmetic surgery procedures are breast augmentation, nasal surgery, liposuction, eyelid surgery or abdominoplasty. For more information about tummy tuck visit http://www.peterfodormd.com
Further subdivision of plastic surgery includes:
- Craniofacial surgery
- Burn surgery
- Aesthetic surgery
- Hand surgery