Plastic surgery is a specialty that uses surgical techniques to improve and enhance the appearance of a body part, or to repair and restore form and function. Plastic Surgery can be either: Cosmetic Surgery or Reconstructive Surgery.
Cosmetic surgeries are procedures performed by the Plastic Surgeon to enhance your appearance or make you look younger. Reconstructive Surgeries are performed to repair, restore or reattach body parts severed in accidents, to perform skin grafts after severe burns, or to reconstruct parts of the body that were damaged in injuries or correct birth defects such as cleft lip and palate. If you are considering cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery, please ask your plastic surgeon for further information about the procedure and what you can expect from them. Cosmetic surgery is safe when the patient is carefully selected, the operating facility is properly equipped and the surgeon is adequately trained.