Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that is concerned with the restoration and correction of form or function. Aesthetic or cosmetic surgery is the most common type of plastic surgery, thus surgery doesn’t necessarily have to be cosmetic. Some surgery operations include; Craniofacial surgery, reconstructive surgery, microsurgery, hand surgery and the treatment of burns.
Plastic surgery and specifically aesthetic surgery have evolved in a big way in recent years due to technological advancements which allow doctors to perform new techniques which are safer and provide enhanced results. Additionally, these advancements have resulted in scars and other surgical signs to be less noticeable. These new developments have also led to a changed in how plastic surgery is viewed.
Presently, there is no need to hide surgery evidence because they are too small. For example, through a miniature incision (3 centimeters), in the breast, areola, plastic surgeons can implant a mammary prosthesis of 300 cubic centimeters or more. This can produce major alterations in self-esteem, appearance and the femininity of patients.
Facial uplifts are presently being carried out by endoscopic equipment that makes its way into the body via small incisions. These types of procedures are useful in eyebrows, cheeks, restoring facial tissues that have deteriorated due to aging.
These endoscopic techniques have become very popular and their demand is very high.
The rectification of screen ears, ear position or “Dumbo ears” is performed through the tiniest incision a surgeon can make; same case applies for the eyelid and chin surgeries.
Advancements in microsurgery make it possible to perform surgeries that were in the past considered impossible; reconstruction of breasts, deformities caused by cancer or re-implanting body extremities. It’s much easier to relocate huge amounts of tissue from one part of the body to another.
The most imperative plastic surgery procedures that; enhance, correct or reshape body outlines are practiced due to advancements in technology by way of one centimeter incisions. Via this way, liposuctions (extraction of fat tissues) are being undertaken. The extracted fat can also be injected into other areas of the body through 2 millimeter incisions; Gluteal or facial lipo-injection, for example. Patients appreciate the results.
Ultrasounds are a great advancement, they aid in destroying fat storage cells which eases liposuction. Bleeding is curbed but skin retraction is much bigger.
Throughout history the human race has sought for youth, which is often assimilated or confused for beauty. Humans have always loved beauty. This deep interest in beauty is at times viewed to as vanity in a false sense. There’s a positive vanity which makes individuals feel good about their physical attractiveness and these boosts their self-esteem and spiritual being.
Before embarking on a plastic surgery procedure, there are a couple of things to consider:
The practitioner – Choose a reputable and qualified practitioner to perform the procedure. Make a comprehensive research on the practitioner. Find out the duration they have been practicing, their specializations and you will decide whether the practitioner is right for you.
Have a complete understanding of the risks associated with plastic surgery – Every cosmetic procedure has risks that are associated with it. Understand these perils no matter how non-invasive they might be. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, especially where something regarding the surgery might be ambiguous.