PLASTIC SURGERY AND ITS VERSATILITY
PLASTIC SURGERY AND ITS VERSATILITY: Plastic surgery is a branch coming from the main trunk of medicine and surgery and the origins are in antiquity. Of all branches of medical science plastic surgery is probably the most frequently misunderstood. The word ‘plastic’ is not modern or newly invented.Today it is used in the main for products of a great modern industry. When one refers to plastic surgery, most people think of cosmetic surgery and unfortunately in some quarters plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are virtually synonymous. This is far from the case. Again, some persons in ignorance believe that in plastic materials are used to close wounds and to make scars invisible .
The confusion is increased by the somewhat frequent allusions to the wonders of plastic surgery in women’s magazines, and readers seem to be encouraged to seek cosmetic surgery. A definition of modern plastic surgery would be difficult to offer, but it can be considered as the repair or reconstruction of tissues following defects or destruction either congenital or acquired. A better term would be reconstructive surgery. Some call it the application of techniques to any branch or part of surgery. Any part of the body might need repair. In plastic surgery we have reconstruction of eyelids,nose,lips ,breasts and grafting of different parts of the body.The removal of skin between fingers and the removal of different skins and one of the most important is face reconstruction of a burned victim. Many tissues can be grafted. Skin, fat, cartilage and bone grafts are com m on, but musclcs, vessels, nerve and organs can be transplanted. Homografts and heterografts are used and tissues can be preserved.. If the homograft rejection response is conquered a new extensive field of replacement surgery will be opened.Basically it’s a type of branch of surgery that has the WIDEST SPECTRUM of all because plastic runs the gamut and you can operate on a person from head to toe