WHAT IS PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY ALL ABOUT?
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is an upcoming field that deals with restoration or alteration of the human body through an operation that is performed by the plastic surgeon or relevant expert in the field.
While plastic surgeons have soft tissue and limb surgeries to deal with on an everyday basis, emergency surgeons have the work of rectifying complicated wounds as well as the procedures required after other surgeries. These include complicated treatments such as those done by surgical oncologists, ENT surgeons and other maxillofacial surgeons such as radiation, chemotherapy, surgical procedures etc that can leave the person disfigured facially or in other ways.
Plastic surgeons do a variety of cosmetic surgery procedures involving the human body such as skin grafts that includes taking a skin patch from a donor site and implanting it to cover a damaged area; tissue expansion which is a way to grow extra skin by pulling wide the tissue surrounding it; flap surgery is a procedure that helps implant living tissue from one body part to another; microsurgery to join small arteries to restore essentially required blood supply or scar management in case of burn patients restoring their distorted lives to normal. They also do tissue implantation by removing tissue from the body and re-implanting it.