Plastic surgery refers to a medical practice that helps to improve or alter the aesthetic features of the body. It can be either reconstructive or cosmetic. Reconstructive surgery is used for correcting defects on the body resulting from accidents and injuries. It is also used for correcting physical birth defects such as palates, cleft lips and ear deformities, and also aftermaths of medical procedures such as rebuilding a woman’s breast after she has undergone breast cancer surgery. Cosmetic surgery on the other hand is used for altering a body part that a person that is content with, for instance, making breasts smaller or larger, reshaping the nose or getting rid of fats from specific parts of the body.
Even though the procedure is called plastic surgery, it does not in any way mean that it is an artificial process that involves use of man-made materials. “Plastic” is derived from a Greek word called “plastikos”, which in simple terms means to shape or mold. The common images of this procedure nowadays is of people who want to change the size of their breasts, stomachs, or other body parts that they are not content with. But truth of the matter is that this surgery is very important for correcting all kinds of problems. It can also help you improve the self-esteem of a person by changing or enhancing a physical appearance.
Before you undergo plastic surgery, it is very important to make sure that the surgeon you are working with has proper licensing to carry out the procedure and his facility has been accredited. It is a procedure that carries a great level of risk, so you have to be sure that it is done correctly. There are some people that have had botched surgeries that left them looking bad than they were initially, so you do not want to be a victim of such situations.