by Geoff Lord
Posted on 2021-05-03 14:41:03
Cosmetic surgery has changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. So we ask the question, What Are The Main Reasons For Plastic Surgery? While the majority of the cosmetic surgery procedures done today are purely for aesthetic reasons, many cosmetic surgeries are done to correct a disfigurement due to an accident or birth defect.
Or, it could be an attempt to maintain a youthful appearance, many Hollywood stars resort to plastic surgery so that they can keep their external beauty. Cosmetic Surgery has become so popular that even some teenagers are requesting cosmetic surgery as birthday or Christmas presents. Such a craze to "look good at all costs" has trickled down to the masses from the celebrities.
The one thing that is often overlooked by many people is that there are risks involved that should be seriously considered before going under the knife, getting a facelift or tummy tuck plastic surgery is when all said and done a complex and potentially dangerous medical procedure.
Plastic surgery is not just for the beauty-conscious. Many people in the USA have cosmetic procedures performed after accidents and illness that leaves them disfigured or maimed. It is pretty stereotypical to assume that everyone who has plastic surgery is beauty conscious or vain. While there certainly are plenty of men and women who have cosmetic procedures performed just to modify their otherwise healthy bodies, there are many people who have surgical procedures to repair damage from illness or injury.
People across the globe are searching for good plastic surgeons to fulfil their respective beauty needs. However, some of the surgical procedures are done for medical reasons and are known as reconstructive surgeries.
Regardless of the reason for undergoing these procedures, the number of surgeries is on the rise all over the world.
Today, with more men than ever opting to go under the knife (and needle!) than ever before it has now become quite normal for them to be found at a Cosmetic Surgery clinic than ever before.
Plastic surgery is a broad surgical speciality that requires a minimum 5-year residency after completing medical school. The word plastic in plastic surgery comes from the word plastikos which is Greek for "to mould" and it got this name because in general plastic surgery involves manipulating and moving tissue around to suit a specific purpose.
Broadly speaking, plastic surgery can be divided into reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, and each of these can be further divided into numerous subspecialties that are beyond the scope of this articles alone.
I recently discovered that "Sushruta" was the "father of plastic surgery" because plastic surgical techniques and instruments have been known historically since around 500 bc. Even though plastic surgery references are available in the ancient text, awareness about plastic surgery in laypeople and medical students is far less. In the modern world, plastic surgery evolved around 80 years back during the second world war when it was highly developed and improved on to help wounded soldiers, sailors and airmen returning from wartime incidents and accidents. Now plastic surgery's scope is increasing because of technological innovation and infinite imagination.