Plastic Surgery And Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic Surgery: Cosmetic and Reconstructive
What do you think of when you hear plastic surgery? Women who feel the need to “lift” their breasts? Women that is obese wanting to lose weight? Celebrities that want to look younger and have no wrinkles? All of these are common thoughts when it comes to the idea of plastic surgery. Think about a lady who was in a car accident and has severe burns? Plastic surgery is referred to as a special surgery that associate with a person’s appearance as well as their function ability (Dowshen MD). The term plastic came from the Greek word ‘plastikos,’ which means giving form (Andrew). There are two main types of plastic surgery, Reconstructive and Cosmetic or (aesthetic) surgery. Reconstructive surgery
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Reconstructive Surgery Reconstructive surgery again, is the correcting of a body part due to a disease, or defect, and even trauma. It is generally used to improve function and correct normal appearance. The ASPS states that tumor removal is the top reconstructive surgery in the world today, and in 2012 there were more than 4.2 million procedures done (ASPS, Quick Facts).
Types
There are several types of reconstructive procedures done today. These procedures include breast reconstruction and reduction, skin cancer removal, cleft lip and cleft palate, tissue expansion, and scar revision. Breast reconstruction is the restoration of a breast to normal size and appearance that usually follows a mastectomy (ASPS Breast Reconstruction). Results after having a breast reconstructed can be highly fluctuating. A breast that was reconstructed will not feel like the breast that it replaced, or have the same feelings. The person will always have incision lines. A breast reduction is known also as reduction mammoplasty. It is a surgery that
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When having a breast augmentation the risks to think about can include; infection, scarring, implant leakage, and wrong position of the implant. Common risks of liposuction are bruising, fluid accumulation, and deep vein thrombosis. The tummy tuck risks are similar to those of liposuction, they include: skin loss, infection, and fluid accumulation. Rhinoplasty, or noses reshaping common risks are infection, difficulty breathing, and unsatisfactory nasal appearance. According to the Mayo Clinic, risks of skin rejuvenation are itching and swelling, acne, infection, and scarring (Mayo Clinic Staff). There are not many risks after laser hair removal but skin irritation and pigment changes can occur. Risks of a face-lift can include facial nerve injury, numbness and infection. Lastly, the risks of hair replacement surgery are like those of the ones listed above, infection and bleeding are the main risks. There are more harmful, and permanent risks with cosmetic surgeries than with reconstructive

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