Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving any congenital or developed process that affects the body shape and/or function. Therefore, it will be performed a restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into two main categories: reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery.
The reconstructive or restorative surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, improving the body's appearance following congenital deformities, an accident, or a surgical operation. It works mainly with the body parts of the hands, face, and genitals.
Reconstructive surgery practices different methods: osteosynthesis, tissues transfer by flaps, and autologous transplants from healthy parts of the body to those affected, among others.
Cosmetic surgery is performed on patients who want to enhance their appearance through surgical and medical techniques.
It is essential to highlight that the patient must have a clear and realistic idea of the objectives that can be achieved through cosmetic surgery, its limitations, and risks, to be able to make a free decision.
Is plastic surgery safe?
Similarly, as with every single surgery, some degrees of complications are possible.
Our medical specialists are highly trained, and we would recommend following all the pre and post-surgical instructions.
What should I do to achieve the best results from my surgery?
If you smoke, quit smoking from 4 to 10 weeks. Same for alcohol consumption at least 2 days before the surgery.
Do not take aspirins as they cause bleeding. Sleep and eat well as an adequate intake helps tissue repair and rapid healing.
You want to be in the best of health before surgery to avoid healing problems and serious medical complications during your recovery.