In the term plastic surgery, the adjective plastic denotes sculpting, and derives from the Greek πλαστική (τέχνη), plastikē (tekhnē), “the art of modelling” of malleable flesh.
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. Though cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is the best-known kind of plastic surgery, most plastic surgery is not cosmetic: plastic surgery includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery?
Cosmetic surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on all areas of the head, neck and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective.
Reconstructive Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. reconstructive surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is reconstructive in nature.
How does a plastic surgeon become a cosmetic surgeon?
As there is no residency program specifically focused on cosmetic surgery, physicians who wish to pursue cosmetic surgery have different backgrounds. First, a physician must go through medical school and a residency program in plastic surgery. After proving competent in anatomy, physiology, pathology and basic sciences, a physician may attain qualification in plastic surgery learning to treat defects of the face and body including tumors, cleft palates, deformities, hand repair and burn injuries and then continue their post-residency training specifically in cosmetic surgery. This can be done through a fellowship program (a one-on-one observational and training program with an experienced cosmetic surgeon), as well as through workshops, seminars and lectures.
Where can I find out if a doctor has had malpractice suits against him/her? Where can I file a complaint against a physician?
Pakistan medical and dental council(PMDC) Islamabad is the regulatory body for the doctors in pakistan.if a doctor is registered with the PMDC as a plastic surgeon then he is qualified enough to be on the specialist register as a plastic surgeon and you can count on him for your surgery.PMDC can give you information about malpractice claims/suits against a doctor.
What is the recovery time needed after undergoing cosmetic surgery?
Recovery time varies substantially depending on the procedure. Click on the procedure button of this site and then choose the procedure desired for detailed information on that procedure including recovery time. Procedures detailed on this site include: abdominoplasty (tummy tuck); breast surgery; chemical peels; chin and cheek augmentation; dermabrasion; rhytidectomy (facelift); forehead lift; hair replacement; liposuction; otoplasty (ear surgery); and schlerotherapy (vein surgery).
At what age do most people have cosmetic surgery?
According to PAPS procedural statistics the average age of patients receiving cosmetic surgery is 41. Treatments such as breast augmentation, liposuction, rhinoplasty and dermabrasion are common among younger patients while procedures including blepharoplasty, breast lift, facelift and Botox fat grafting are more commonly sought after by older patients.
This is the official website of the Pakistan Association of Plastic Surgeons. This page lists all the qualified and registered plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgeons in Pakistan. It also gives details of what plastic surgeons do..