Plastic surgery is a surgical speciality involved with both the improvement in a person’s appearance and the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects caused by cancer, trauma, or birth disorders.
The word comes from the ancient Greek word ‘plastikos’, which means to mold or give form
Plastic surgery restores and improves function, as well as appearance.
It can involve surgery on any part of the anatomy, except the central nervous system, including:
Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures:
In general, reconstructive surgery is done on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by:
This type of surgery is usually done to improve function, but may also be done to change appearance.
Cosmetic surgery is done to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body, generally, to improve appearance.
DR. Harshvardhan K Shetty is Specialized in treating:
MBBS, MS, MCh. Plastic Surgery (PGI, Chandigarh)
Consultant Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgeon