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DescriptionPlastic surgery is a specialized branch of surgery that is concerned with the correction of deformities as well as the uplifting of those parts that a person is not satisfied with or wants to improve upon. There mainly exist two types of plastic surgery – cosmetic surgery and reconstruction surgery.
SymptomsPlastic surgery, on the whole, is performed on those who need to undergo an aesthetic betterment or need to overcome a defect of any organ of the body. Any person who feels that his appearance can be uplifted for a better look can undergo cosmetic surgery. Reconstructive surgery, on the other hand, is performed on those who have congenital defects on the body like large ears, cleft lips , large scars and burns to name a few.
Pre ProcedureBefore making up the decision to undergo an uplifting or reconstructive surgery, one must be fully confident of why they are going to undergo this surgery. It is advisable to schedule the surgery at a time of general well-being. Nutritional intake must not be compromised at any cost. It is advisable to drink a lot of fluids and stay well-hydrated before the surgery.Smoking and drinking may be best avoided 5-6 days before the day of the surgery.Blood coagulants like aspirin are best stayed away from before the course of the surgery.Sleep early and follow a regular sleeping pattern.Have a support system in the form of family/friends to help you out after the surgery. It is advisable to drink a lot of fluids and stay well-hydrated before the surgery. Smoking and drinking may be best avoided 5-6 days before the day of the surgery. Blood coagulants like aspirin are best stayed away from before the course of the surgery. Sleep early and follow a regular sleeping pattern. Have a support system in the form of family/friends to help you out after the surgery.
During ProcedurePlastic surgery is performed by surgeons specializing in the field, by the name of plastic surgeons. A branch of surgeons who deal in oral and maxillofacial surgery is usually considered the specialists in cosmetic surgery.
Post ProcedureSome patients delay or put off surgery altogether for fear of scars. Since not all patients heal the same way, some patients may have scars as a result of the incision depending on their age, smoking habits, drinking habits etc. But these are not indelible because with newer technology like silicone sheeting and gels combined with a daily sunscreen is the best way for them to heal. How long do the effects of cosmetic/plastic surgery last? How long do the effects of cosmetic/plastic surgery last? Many plastic surgeries last for a lifetime. For example, octoplasty if done once need not be done again. But then there are other types of plastic surgeries that last on an average of 2 to 10 years. The risks of plastic surgery include: The arrival of some scars which make take a long time to heal.Infection is possible but rarely occurs because of the face's abundant blood supply.Healing is usually uneventful but if a patient is a smoker it may take more time than normal.Nerve damage may also occur but is usually temporary.Mostly, the incidence of these risks is closely linked to the expertise of the surgeon. The arrival of some scars which make take a long time to heal. Infection is possible but rarely occurs because of the face's abundant blood supply. Healing is usually uneventful but if a patient is a smoker it may take more time than normal. Nerve damage may also occur but is usually temporary. Mostly, the incidence of these risks is closely linked to the expertise of the surgeon. What is the recovery time after cosmetic/plastic surgery? What is the recovery time after cosmetic/plastic surgery? This depends on the nature of the procedure and mostly lasts up to a week. Experts say that it would take a month or two and a maximum of six for the swelling to quell down and a few more months for the scars to heal. Patience is a virtue in such cases.
Risk And ComplicationsPlease discuss the risks and complications with your doctor. Please discuss the risks and complications with your doctor.
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