Important Facts About Plastic Surgery

By Alxa Robin

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.

Contrary to the common belief that plastic surgery involves the use of plastics and other man made materials, the real origin of the word plastic in plastic surgery originates back from a Greek word plastikos which simply means to mould into shape. On the other hand the term surgery also comes from another Greek word Khirourgos meaning handwork. Its thus not automatic to relate the word plastics with plastic surgery.

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.

Reshaping of the nose and augmentation of the breast are the most popular types of plastic surgery done today all over the world. Only ten percent of the total plastic surgery cases done daily in the world are performed on men. Women take the large share on demanding plastic surgery services.

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.

There is a big difference between certification of a cosmetic surgery and that of a plastic surgery. A plastic surgeon has to undergo a post-graduate training before certification while a cosmetic surgeon only needs to under-go residency training to be certified. This is to show that there is a big distinction in the two almost similar fields that are quite often mis-interpreted. Knowing this will enable you look for the appropriate professional for whatever service you are looking for.

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