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How Plastic Surgery Can Get You Your Heart’s Desire

Dr SS Shirol

By Dr SS Shirol

Consultant Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon

Plastic surgery has always been a field of curiosity and confusion for the common man. This could partly be attributed to the name “Plastic” itself, many myths about the spectrum of the speciality. The National Plastic Surgery Day celebration began in 2011 with the aim of creating awareness among the public about the field. Every year, July 15 is being celebrated as World Plastic Surgery Day.

ORIGIN

It is a proud feeling that the field of Plastic Surgery originated from India and Sushruta is regarded as the Father of Plastic Surgery. He performed various procedures, including reconstruction of a chopped nose with tissue from the forehead way back in 600BC. This procedure is still a standard surgery and called the Indian method for nose reconstruction. A lot of confusion created about the field is due to the term “Plastic”, which in Greek means to mould, coined by Von Graffe from Germany. The tissues are moulded to get the best functional and anaesthetic results.

SPECTRUM

Unlike other super specialities, Plastic Surgery is not limited to a particular organ (Brain and Spine-Neuro Surgery, Heart-Cardiac Surgery), age group (Children-Pediatrics Surgery) or disease (Cancer-Oncologist) or system (Endocrinologist).

The speciality deals with a newborn with constriction band syndrome, a child with cleft lip, joined fingers, vascular malformation etc. We also deal with adults having Gynecomastia, Trauma to the face, hands and soft tissues. Older age groups with sagging breasts, face-lift for aged face, tummy tuck for a loose tummy are also common.

The field deals with tissues from head to toe and is not limited to any single part of the body.

Some myths and facts

 

Myth: Plastic Surgery involves the use of plastic.

Fact: Plastic Surgery does not involve the use of plastic.

 

Myth: Plastic Surgery is for celebrities and rich people.

Fact: Most plastic surgery is for common men.

 

Myth: Plastic Surgery is Expensive 

Fact: Most plastic surgery procedures are affordable and comparable to any other speciality. 

 

Myth: Plastic Surgery will have no scars. 

Fact: Like any surgery, Plastic Surgery too will have scars but they are minimal and inconspicuous due to fine tissue handling and skills. 

 

Myth: Cosmetic Surgery is the same as plastic surgery. 

Fact: Cosmetic surgery is a subspecialty of Plastic Surgery dealing with improving beauty. 

 

COMMON COSMETIC SURGERY PROCEDURES

 

MAJOR

 

LIPOSUCTION 

BREAST IMPLANTS 

BREAST LIFT

BREAST REDUCTION 

TUMMY TUCK

GYNECOMASTIA

ARM LIFT

FACELIFT 

RHINOPLASTY 

 

MINOR

 

HYMENOPLASTY (REVERGINATION)

DIMPLE CREATION

LIP REDUCTION 

LIP AUGMENTATION

FAT INJECTION 

HAIR TRANSPLANT 

ACCESSORY BREST REDUCTION 

DERMABRASION

SCAR REVISION 

EXCISION OF FACIAL LESIONS

COMMON PLASTIC SURGERY PROCEDURES

CLEFT LIP AND PALATE

SYNDACTYLY (JOINED FINGERS)

POLYDACTYLY (ACCESSORY FINGERS)

HAEMANGIOMA

INJURY TO FINGERS, HAND, FACE 

COMPOUND FRACTURES OF LEGS

CANCER RECONSTRUCTION 

BURNS 

CONTRACTURES

Author: Dr SS Shirol is a consultant cosmetic and plastic surgeon, he can be contacted at Sampige Plastic Surgery Center, 3rd floor, Signature mall, airport road-Hubli 30. Email: [email protected]

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