Surgical Procedures

Plastic Surgery is a surgical specialty that seeks to improve physical function or to minimize disfigurement or scarring resulting from accidents, disease or birth defects.   The word plastic is derived from the Greek word Plastikos meaning to mold or to give form.   Plastic surgery includes aesthetic surgery or cosmetic surgery, which is done primarily to improve an individual's appearance.

Aesthetic surgery, a subspecialty of plastic surgery, uses the knowledge acquired from reconstructive surgery and applies it in its own unique way. Only certified plastic surgeons have the skills necessary to offer you the quality of treatment demanded by you. Although aesthetic surgery is not necessary for overall health, it may contribute significantly to changing the quality of life when it improves the physical appearance and psychological image of oneself.   More and more people are asking plastic surgeons for help and the changes that are asked for vary from small procedures to major procedures.

Once considered mostly as the domain of women; cosmetic surgery has become a real part of men's lives. Men are coming in increasing numbers to ask their plastic surgeon for changes.   The ideal patient is one who desires correction of an undesirable body trait and who has a realistic expectation.   They must also be willing to understand the limitations of plastic surgery.   Your best source of information is definitely with your certified cosmetic plastic surgeon.

Who is a candidate for Cosmetic Surgery?

The ideal patient for cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is someone whose general health is good and who has a deformity, abnormality, or unsightly feature that can be readily corrected by surgery. They need to have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery, and the impact that the surgery will have on their lives.


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