Plastic surgery is a branch of surgical specialty which deals with the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It includes cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, reconstructive surgery, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. Cosmetic surgery aims to change your appearance by altering parts of your body that function normally but make you unhappy whereas Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.
This branch is a combination ofcosmetic surgery, burn surgery, craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, pediatric plastic surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery involves procedures for beautification of face and enhancement of body image. Some cosmetic surgeries are
Burn surgery immediately after burn or reconstructive surgery where burn wounds are healed.
Pediatric craniofacial surgery involves treatment of congenital anomalies of the craniofacial skeleton and soft tissues, such as cleft lip and palate, craniosynostosis, and pediatric fractures where as adult craniofacial surgery deals mostly with fractures and secondary surgeries.
Hand surgery is concerned with acute injuries and chronic diseases of the hand and wrist, correction of congenital malformations of the upper extremities, and peripheral nerve problems such as brachial plexus injuries or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Pediatric plastic surgery is specialized in treating the birth defect conditions which are best treated in childhood.
Varicose vein surgery includes tying off and removal of larger veins. Larger varicose veins are treated with ligation and stripping, endovenous laser treatment, or radiofrequency treatment in combination whereas smaller varicose veins and spider veins are usually treated with laser therapy on affected veins or sclerotherapy.