Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a plastic surgery procedure done?
Although you hear people talking about cosmetic plastic surgery, the main work of nearly all plastic surgeons is reconstructive. That means covering all aspects of wound healing and reconstruction after congenital, acquired and traumatic problems, with aesthetic surgery playing a smaller but important part in their working week.
Plastic surgery has two main components: reconstructive plastic surgery which is all about restoring appearance and function to the human body after illness or accident and aesthetic, or cosmetic, plastic surgery which is done to change the appearance from choice.
So, an informed definition of plastic surgery would be surgery that improves or repairs the form or appearance of body parts or surgery done to repair, restore, or improve lost, injured, defective, or misshapen body parts.
A common form of plastic surgery is rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller; change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip; alter the tip of the nose; or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose.
During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are usually made inside the nose so that they are invisible after the surgery. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added, either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler. After the surgeon has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is redraped over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.
Rhinoplasty may be done using general or local anesthesia. It is usually done as an outpatient procedure but sometimes requires a one night stay in the hospital or surgery center.
Another popular form of plastic surgery is breast augmentation. Breast augmentation surgery, also known as augmentation mammaplasty, is the surgical placement of breast implants to increase fullness and improve symmetry of the breasts, or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
Breast augmentation can increase fullness and projection of your breasts, improve the balance of your figure, and enhance your self-image and self-confidence.
Breast implants may also be used for breast reconstruction after mastectomy or injury.
Breast augmentation does not correct severely drooping breasts. If you want your breasts to look fuller and to be lifted due to sagging, a breast lift may be required in conjunction with breast augmentation. Breast lifting can often be done at the same time as your augmentation or may require a separate operation. Your plastic surgeon can assist you in making this decision.
There are several types of implants; saline, silicone, gummy bear, (yes, gummy bear), round, smooth and textured. So, there are enough types to choose from to fit any situation.
So, if you are making a decision to enhance your appearance using plastic surgery there are many options. Look around, do your homework, and find a skilled professional right for you.
Carla Jones is a blogger and writes for Australia Plastic Surgery. To know more about rhinoplasty in Sydney, visit http://www.australiaplasticsurgery.com.au/rhinoplasty/