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Why is it called Plastic Surgery?

According to Wikipedia this is the reason why Plastic Surgery is Called Plastic.

The word plastic in plastic surgery means “reshaping” and comes from the Greek πλαστική (τέχνη), plastikē (tekhnē), “the art of modelling” of malleable flesh. This meaning in English is seen as early as 1598. The surgical definition of “plastic” first appeared in 1839, preceding the modern “engineering material made from petroleum” sense by 70 years.

What is Plastic Surgery?

Plastic Surgery is a medical procedure that aims to improve the appearance of a person’s physical features. It is used for improving the aesthetic.

There are many different reasons why people may undergo plastic surgery procedures. Some want to change their body shape or improve their overall appearance after an accident or other traumatic event; others want to recapture a previous self or restore features damaged by aging and still others do it for purely psychological reasons.

What are the two types of Plastic Surgery?

There are two main categories of plastic surgery: Reconstructive surgery and Cosmetic surgery.

What is the difference between Reconstructive surgery and Cosmetic Surgery?

The difference between Reconstructive surgery and Cosmetic surgery is the type of procedure that each one entails.

Cosmetic Surgery is a type of surgical procedure that focuses on improving the physical appearance.

On the other hand, Reconstructive surgery are more often used to correct defects from birth or accidents like breast reconstruction after mastectomy or repair of cleft lip/palate deformity.

Subdisciplines of Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a very broad field and can be further subdivided. In the United States, plastic surgeons are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

  • Aesthetic surgery.
  • Burn surgery.
  • Craniofacial surgery.
  • Ethnic plastic surgery.
  • Hand surgery.
  • Microsurgery.
  • Pediatric plastic surgery.

What is the most common Plastic Surgery?

The most popular surgery among women are:

Does Plastic Surgery hurt?

Some people might experience no pain or discomfort while others may feel more pain than they were expecting.

Unfortunately, the answer to “does plastic surgery hurt?” is not definitive. It all depends on how you react to the anesthesia during your procedure and what type of anesthesia you receive (local or general).

Plastic Surgery in Miami Florida

To learn more about different Plastic Surgical Procedures, don’t hesitate to reach out to one of the many expert doctors at the Seduction Cosmetic Center.

Medical review provided by:

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Dr. Marco Amarante

MD. Plastic Surgeon

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Medical review provided by:

Picture of Dr. Marco Amarante
Dr. Marco Amarante

MD. Plastic Surgeon

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