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What is Plastic Surgery?

What is Plastic Surgery?

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Liv Hospital Ulus
Op. MD. Orkun Uyanık
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
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07 February 2023
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  • What is Plastic Surgery?
  • What Areas Does Plastic Surgery Address?
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Plastic Surgery Prices
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Plastic Surgery
  • Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that involves surgical procedures performed for aesthetic or reconstructive purposes on the body. While aesthetic plastic surgery involves procedures aimed at improving or altering a person's appearance, reconstructive plastic surgery aims to correct tissue loss or damage. The goal of this field is to use surgical techniques to improve patients' functionality and quality of life, address conditions such as trauma, congenital anomalies, tissue deficiencies following burns or cancer surgery, and address aesthetic concerns.

    What is Plastic Surgery?

    Plastic surgery is a surgical intervention performed to correct congenital or acquired physical abnormalities, shape, and functional disorders. It also encompasses surgeries performed for aesthetic purposes to improve and refine the appearance of the body.

    Plastic surgery can encompass many different areas and involve various procedures. These include aesthetic surgeries such as rhinoplasty, breast aesthetic surgeries, liposuction (fat removal surgery), and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). Additionally, procedures referred to as reconstructive surgery are also part of plastic surgery and involve correcting traumatic injuries, burns, or deformities following cancer surgery.

    What Areas Does Plastic Surgery Address?

    Plastic surgery generally focuses on two main areas: aesthetic (cosmetic) plastic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Aesthetic surgery involves procedures performed to enhance or alter a person's appearance and includes aesthetic procedures such as breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, facelift, and liposuction.

    Reconstructive plastic surgery, on the other hand, aims to reconstruct or repair tissues or organs due to reasons such as tissue loss, damage, or congenital anomalies. Procedures in this field include breast reconstruction, burn treatment, facial and hand reconstruction, and breast reduction, among others.

    Plastic surgery aims to improve patients' quality of life by combining surgical techniques and aesthetic understanding to achieve both aesthetic and functional outcomes.

    Plastic Surgery Procedures

    Plastic surgery procedures are typically performed by specialized plastic surgeons in a hospital setting under anesthesia. Plastic surgery procedures can significantly improve a person's quality of life and confidence. By enhancing a person's physical appearance and function, these surgeries can help individuals feel happier and more successful from a social and psychological perspective.

    Gynecomastia Surgery

    Gynecomastia is the abnormal enlargement of breast tissue in males. Gynecomastia surgery involves the removal of excess fat and tissue from the breast. The aim of this surgery is to restore a normal appearance to the breast tissue.

    Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) Surgery

    Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, involves the removal of excess fat and loose skin from the abdominal area and tightening of the abdominal muscles. This surgery results in a flatter and tighter appearance of the abdomen.

    Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) Surgery

    Otoplasty surgery aims to correct protruding ear deformities that may be present from birth or as a result of accidents. Adjustments are made to the cartilage and skin to correct the shape of the ear.

    Buttock Augmentation Surgery

    Buttock augmentation surgery aims to correct shape deformities in the buttock area. This surgery improves the shape and volume of the buttocks using various techniques.

    Chin Augmentation Surgery

    Chin augmentation surgery aims to correct volume loss in the chin area or a weak chin profile. This surgery involves adding volume to the chin using filler materials to create a more defined chin profile.

    Ozone Therapy Surgery

    Ozone therapy involves the medical use of ozone gas. This treatment involves the application of ozone, obtained by mixing oxygen with ozone gas, to the body. Ozone therapy may help reduce oxidative stress in the body and support the immune system due to its antioxidant effect.

    Liposuction Surgery

    Liposuction surgery involves the surgical removal of excess fat tissue from the body. This surgery, also known as liposculpture or suction-assisted lipectomy, aims to reduce unwanted fat deposits in the body and achieve a more sculpted body silhouette.

    Chin Tip Filler Surgery

    Chin tip filler surgery involves injecting filler material into the chin tip area to enhance chin projection. This surgery aims to create a fuller and more defined appearance of the chin tip.

    Height Lengthening Surgery

    Height lengthening surgery is a surgical procedure aimed at increasing a person's height. This surgery involves lengthening the bones using special devices or methods implanted into the limbs.

    Sebaceous Cyst Removal Surgery

    Sebaceous cyst removal surgery involves the surgical removal of sebaceous cysts that develop on the body. This surgery aims to alleviate pain or aesthetic concerns caused by sebaceous cysts.

    Plastic Surgery Prices