In the term plastic surgery, the adjective plastic denotes sculpting and derives from the Greek ÏÎ»Î±ÏƒÏ„Î¹ÎºÎ® (Ï„ÎÏ‡Î½Î), plastikÄ“ (tekhnÄ“), 'the art of modelling' malleable flesh.
Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. Though cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is the best-known kind of plastic surgery, most plastic surgery is not cosmetic and includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery and the treatment of burns.
Procedures and conditions treated:
- Skin tumors
- Skin cancer, melanoma
- Traumatic defects - face, hand limbs
- Breast surgery, reconstruction/reconstruction/rejuvenation/reduction
- Hand surgery
- Wounds - ulcers and difficult healing problems
- Facial rejuvenation
- Body contouring surgery
- Gynaecomastia in the male breast