Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery - Overview

The Department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery was established in 1996. It offers state of the art tertiary level care in all disciplines of Plastic Surgery. The department has an outstanding team of specialists covering all aspects of Plastic Surgery such as Aesthetic Surgery, Craniofacial surgery, Hand Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery, Burns and General Plastic Surgery. Plastic surgery is a multi-faceted specialty that combines form, function, technique, and principle. Plastic surgery is the only field in medicine in which art and science combine. For the aesthetic or cosmetic plastic surgeon, perhaps the predominant factor is the art. Cosmetic plastic is the aspect of surgery in which concentration and interest are focused on the restoration and improvement of forms as well as function. The problems that plastic surgeons encounter may result from aging, congenital defect, trauma, and prior surgical procedure that have a profound effect on human emotion or psychological structure. Aesthetic plastic surgery, though admittedly done on occasion to rehabilitate a particular part of the body, is mainly performed to rehabilitate the entire person Aesthetic plastic surgery involves techniques intended for the "enhancement" of appearance through surgical and medical techniques, and is specifically concerned with maintaining normal appearance, restoring it, or enhancing it beyond the average level toward some aesthetic ideal. The five most commonly performed aesthetic surgeries are breast augmentation, liposuction, nasal surgery, eyelid surgery and abdominoplasty. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery looked at the statistics for thirty-four different cosmetic procedures. Nineteen of the procedures are surgical, such as rhinoplasty or facelift. The commonest nonsurgical procedures include Botox, fillers and laser hair removal. In Asia, cosmetic surgery has become an accepted practice, and China, followed by India has become Asia's biggest cosmetic surgery centers.