Plastic Surgery is derived from greek word “plastikos” which means “to mould”.
Plastic surgery helps to mould any disfigured part of the body. Any physical disfigurement, whether from birth or acquired later, leaves behind a mental and emotional scar too. Till a few years back, this curse of ugliness was considered an unavoidable life-long stigma. But in today’s modern era, unattractiveness cannot be accepted as a curse and aged look is no longer considered as a sign of wisdom.
Aesthetic surgery, a surgical science to beautify one’s appearance (popularly known as cosmetic surgery), has developed to a stage where it can now dare to give finishing touches to god’s most beautiful creation-the human body. But unfortunately most of us remain ignorant to what wonders the art of cosmetic surgery can do.
What is cosmetic surgery? What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery aims to improve the aesthetic appearance of a person, while plastic surgery may include this, or just the reconstruction (reconstructive surgery). Reconstructive plastic surgery aims to improve function; however, it may also involve trying to approximate normal appearance, but that is not its primary function. Reconstructive plastic surgery is often referred as simply reconstructive surgery.
Some parts of the world completely separate cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery and term cosmetic surgery as elective surgery, non-essential surgery, surgery which the patient chooses to have; while plastic surgery is understood to mean surgery to reconstruct or improve appearance after injury or illness.