Sunday, January 11, 2015

Crucial Facts To Note Regarding Plastic Surgery

By Jamal D White

Plastic surgery has become a common thing in the world today. So many cases relating to plastic surgical procedures have emerged due to the demand for the service. It is advisable to go for some fact-finding mission before engaging in anything regarding plastic surgery.

A section of medical surgeons especially those in the plastic surgery field have come up with facts to be looked at in regard to plastic surgery. Much of these facts highlight the origin of the practice, erasing doubts such as plastic surgery is a modern trend only. Some of this information has been verified to be true. This has shade some light into this more mistaken practice, which many people seem to fear, and others embrace it without minding the side effects.

The origin of the word plastic surgery can put one who has been misunderstanding it, distant from the belief that plastic surgery is nothing but dealing with plastics on the human body. The word plastic in plastic surgery comes from a Greek word plastikos simply meaning to mould or to shape. The word surgery transcends from another Greek word Khirourgos, which means handwork. This helps you understand that the term does not necessarily have to imply the use of plastics.

Plastic surgery is one of the earliest forms of surgery to be ever performed on humans. It dates back to 1000BC. Indians also in the old times used to do plastic surgery on patients who had their noses, ears and other body parts disfigured due accidents, punishments or war.

Surgeons who took part in the World War One, established The American Association of Plastic surgery and were vibrant in fighting to stop unregulated plastic surgery procedures. The innovations on plastic surgery began during World War, as the number injured people were huge. A need arose to see soldiers who had damaged part of their bodies get back to their former or near normal. This has led to new developments and innovations on plastic surgery to date.

Nose reshaping and breast augmentation are the most common types of plastic surgery performed world over. Ninety percent of all the plastic surgeries performed in the world involve women, while men account for only ten percent. This is because plastic surgery has evolved more from a medical procedure to a physical one of aesthetics.

Bill Clinton, former U.S President stated plastic surgery be covered in a bill that plastic surgery be covered under an insurance policy. This relieved most of the plastic surgeons and also their patients. The bill also saw the implementation of a cover against the augmentation against achieving symmetry between the two breasts.

Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery both have different practice goals, founded on a specific set of procedures. It states that the procedure of certifying a cosmetic surgeon and that of plastic surgeon must be distinct and different. Plastic surgery training is completed through a post-graduate program while on the other hand cosmetic surgery training is completed after residency training.

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