Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Aesthetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

This is a division within plastic surgery. Aesthetic (or cosmetic) surgery deals with operations and interventions to achieve a more beautiful and perfect body image. There is an aesthetic rather than a medical problem here. There is more news in the media about the aesthetic aspect of plastic surgery and perhaps for this reason the public perceives plastic surgeons as just plastic surgeons. However, plastic surgeons are more concerned with repair surgery (reconstructive surgery) in clinics.

All plastic surgeons also receive training in cosmetic surgery during their specialty training and they are the only surgeons competent to perform these operations. Aesthetic surgery requires a long training and experience. This type of operation requires both surgical and artistic skills. Aesthetic surgery solves not only aesthetic but sometimes medical problems. For example, surgical correction of an overweight body or giant enlarged breasts (gigantomasti) solves both medical and aesthetic problems. In addition to the aesthetic correction of an organ, its function is also extremely important. For example: in cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty), shape and breathing problems need to be corrected together.

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