What is plastic surgery?
Plastic surgery covers surgery, restorative and aesthetic. Made necessary historically because of wars, starting with the First World War, the reconstructive surgery, supported by social Security, is working to rebuild and improve the appearance of the body to be the result of a congenital condition, an accident or a surgical intervention. After the reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery, non-reimbursed by the social Security exception, is aimed at individuals who want to embellish, according to their assessment, their physical appearance in order to feel better in their skin.
Why consult to a plastic surgeon?
Reconstructive surgery aims to restore integrity to the body and face, in order that the person is able to rebuild, physically and morally, after a trauma – burns, bites, accidents. It is also needed to correct a deformity, like a cleft lip in a child or a chest too large. Reconstructive surgery is also committed to rebuilding the body that is damaged by a surgical procedure, such as the placement of a breast implant following breast removal (mastectomy). Thriving in a society where the premium appearance, the cosmetic surgery is, to restore the self-esteem. Refinement of a silhouette, liposuction of the abdomen or legs, nose correction (rhinoplasty), facelift, cosmetic surgery, intimate: the reasons for resorting to aesthetic surgery is dependent on each.
How to choose a plastic surgeon?
The tips gathered from professionals in the health and beauty remain the best way to choose a plastic surgeon. The practitioner must, of course, be recognized by the College of physicians. In addition, the plastic surgeon may not always have access to the requests of his patient, and his honesty in the matter is often a guarantee of reliability, such as its transparency in terms of tariff in the event of cosmetic surgery (be wary of the price too low, given the costs incompressible). In any case, it must inspire confidence in the person who is about to be transformed by his care.
What are the risks of a plastic surgery operation?
If the cosmetic surgery is now very effective, the operations that it requires, like any surgical procedure, involves risks which the patient must be informed. These procedures require anesthesia, local or general, which risks are incurred by the anaesthetist at the consultation pre-anaesthetic. The surgeon must also pay attention to prevent and eliminate the risks of infection and bleeding. In addition, some people heal better than others, even if the hypertrophic scar (excess fabric) flatten typically after a few months. With respect to prostheses and breast implants, they can cause allergies, travel, or indurations that the practitioner must treat. Cosmetic surgery has finally psychological risks. Transform is not trivial, and the results can be disappointing compared to the dream expected. Also, beware of the temptation to multiply these operations to feel better. The risks are not negligible.