What is Cosmetic Surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. It is an extremely broad field and can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Cosmetic surgery also offers reconstructive surgery for a damaging burn or other physical trauma, enlarge breast, smoothes wrinkles or reshape a nose. The cosmetic surgery in India underwent a radical change over the last decade. More and more people are accepting and its affordability confirms its value and need. The number of aesthetic surgery procedures performed has increased to a great level. Earlier cosmetic surgery was only confined to the health and well-being of the patient, such as reconstructing a dislodged eye, skin-grafting for serious burns, repairing a broken nose and treating a birthmark across the face. But now the surgery is intended to correct all the dysfunctional areas of the body for enhancing the overall appearance.
Plastic surgery refers to surgical correction or restoration of a form or function. Plastic surgery involves both a person’s appearance and the ability to function. Plastic surgery is synonymous with cosmetic surgery. Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery. It is concerned to improve patient’s appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. The different types of surgeries are breast plastic surgery, facial plastic surgery, and many more.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Reconstructive Surgery : This surgery is performed on the abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, trauma, infection, developmental abnormalities, tumors or disease. The main purpose is to improve function but it can be used to approximate a normal appearance. Some of the surgeries are –
- Hand Reduction
- Scar revision
- Breast reduction
- Cleft lip and palate
- Tissue expansion
Elective Cosmetic Surgery : Being unhappy about your appearance such as a large nose, wrinkles or fat around your belly or hips are some of the common reasons for choosing to have cosmetic surgery.
Non Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
- Laser resurfacing to improve acne scars
- Teeth whitening
- Botox injection to smooth wrinkles
- Sclerotherapy injections for small varicose veins and spider veins
Types of plastic surgery
- Octoplasty (ear surgery)
- Rhinoplasty ( nose reshaping)
- Forehead lift
- Mastopexy ( breast lift)
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Rhytidectomy (face lift )
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)
- Octoplasty (ear surgery)
- Augmentation Mammaplasty (breast augmentation)
Cosmetic Surgery Versus Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is performed on normal, healthy body parts in order to improve their appearance. People opt for this surgery to change the way they look, based on their own ideals of beauty. While plastic surgery or reconstructive surgery involves correcting an abnormality resulting from a birth defect, accident or health condition. Often, reconstructive surgery addresses not only a deformed appearance , but also seeks to correct or improve some deficiency or abnormality in the function of the body part.
Technology and Techniques for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeries
The term minimally invasive refers to the use of newer technology used in plastic surgery, such as laser, to perform procedures that once required extensive surgery and take a lot of recovery time. Plastic surgeons today have a variety of tools and techniques that make face and eye lift procedures more accessible and affordable.
Most doctors in the cosmetic profession offer comprehensive laser treatments for the wholesome satisfaction of their clients. Laser treatments in India are highly preferred as they are available at affordable prices and the procedures assures exceptional results.