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Plastic surgery is a surgical art where body tissues are moulded like a plastic to correct the deformities and to beautify normal structures.
Various aspects and fields in which a plastic surgeon is trained in are:
1.Reconstructive Surgery 2. Cosmetic Surgery 3.Hand Surgery 4.Cranio-Faciomaxillary Surgery 5.Burns 6.Microvascular and neural surgery .
It includes reconstruction of various body parts like ear, nose, Scalp and calvarium,lips,eyelids, cheeks etc. which have been damaged or injured due to trauma, defective since birth or due to cancer.
As you are aware Cosmetic Surgery or Aesthetic Surgery deals with beautification of the body by surgical alteration . Various techniques included are:1.Rhinoplasty 2.Face lift/Brow lift 3.Blepharoplasty 4.Laser resurfacing 5. Liposuction / Liposculpture 6.Breast augmentation 7. Breast Reduction etc.
Surprisingly ,Yes. The structures in the hand are so delicate and the delicate handling required for optimal results is very important. So most of the high quality hand surgery work is performed by the plastic surgeons and the hand surgery training is included in the plastic surgery training curriculum(M.Ch).
Faciomaxillary surgery is the surgery involving the bones of the face, upper jaw and the lower jaw. This surgery is performed after trauma to these bones or to change the facial profile.
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