Q1.What is plastic surgery?
Ans: Plastic surgery is a surgical sub-specialty that deals with the healing and restoration of patients with injury, disfigurement or scarring resulting from trauma, disease or congenital defects. It includes aesthetic, or cosmetic surgery to correct or rejuvenate facial and bodily features not pleasing to the patient.
Q2.What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?
Ans: Cosmetic surgery is performed with the primary goal of improving one’s appearance.Reconstuctive surgery is performed to improve the personal health, body function or alleviate disease and is often considered medically necessary.
Q3. What procedures are considered reconstructive surgery?
Ans: Reconstructive surgery improves both appearance and health.Some examples of reconstructive surgery include:
Burn care(to improve nose air flow)
Eyelid surgery(to improve field of vision)
Q4.DoesReconstructive surgery have possible risks and complications?
Ans: All surgeries have risks. The specific risks will vary based on the particular reconstructive surgery performed. In general, reconstructive surgery poses a low risk of infection, problems related to anesthesia, excessive bleeding, bruising, slowed healing of the wound and additional surgical problems. Potential complications increasebased on the patient's personal health history.
Q5. How long does it take to recover from Reconstructive surgery?
Ans: Reconstructive surgery procedures require one to two weeks for healing . However, recovery time also depends on the patient and specific reconstructive surgery performed. Some patients are able to return to a normal routine immediately after a reconstructive surgery procedure, while others require several weeks to retain a normal level of functioning.
Q6. Does Reconstructive surgery leave any visible scarring?
Ans: When reconstructive surgery requires incisions, scarring is an inevitable side effect of the procedure. However, reconstructive surgeons’ arespecially trained to minimize scar size and place them in inconspicuous locations.
Q7. Does plastic surgery always involve skin grafting?
Ans: Skin grafting is only used when it is the best way of closing a wound or defect. A skin graft may appear to have poor colour match and texture compared to the native skin, but with careful selection of a skin graft donor site these problems may be minimized.
Q8. What aesthetic surgical procedures are performed to improve the agingface?
Ans: There are various degrees and stages of facial aging that can be caused by the natural aging process, heredity, and lifestyle choices. A face lift tightens and lifts the redundant skin in the face and neck. Additional procedures are available to improve the aesthetics of the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin and neck.
Q9. How is a face lift done?
Ans: During a face lift incisions are made in the hair line, temple region extending down in front of the ear and then around the back of the ear into the hairline. The skin of the face and neck is dissected into the cheeks and neck allowing it to be mobilized upward producing a tightening and smoothing result. The results can be subtle or drastic depending on the condition of the facial area prior to the surgery and the desired results.
Q10. How is excessive wrinkling and bagginess of the eyelids corrected?
Ans: Eyelid surgery can correct this condition. Excessive skin and fat may be removed from upper and lower eyelid. Tightening of the lower lid may also be done. One to two weeks of bruising and swelling is expected from this procedure. Eyelid surgery may be done in combination with or separate from face lifts or other types of aesthetic surgeries of the face such as brow lifts to better proportion your facial features.