Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons – What They Do and How They Do It
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Definition
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a surgical specialty that is performed to correct facial and body abnormalities usually caused by birth defects, injuries, diseases, or simply aging. The goal of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is to improve body function and make the patient feel more normal in appearance and improve their self-esteem. Abnormal body structures that need to be corrected may result from injury, infection, developmental abnormalities, congenital defects, diseases, or tumors. They are also experts at treating male pattern baldness by hair transplant surgeries.
Fields of Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery and reconstruction is a very broad field and can be subdivided into the following categories:-
Role of a Plastic Surgeon
Plastic surgeons perform surgical procedures that change the shape and appearance of a patient’s body. They not only perform cosmetic surgeries like hair transplant surgeries, nose jobs or facelifts, but they also perform reconstructive surgeries to correct facial and body abnormalities caused by birth defects, injuries, burns, diseases, or aging. The goal of reconstructive plastic surgery is to improve body function, create a more normal appearance, and improve self-esteem.
Plastic surgeons are also responsible to provide follow up care for the patient after surgery to ensure that infections are avoided or treated if necessary. In some cases, surgeons refer patients to physical therapists or other specialists to help their recovery process.
When to Visit a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon?
Visit or consult a plastic and reconstructive surgeon if:-
What are the Common Diseases Treated by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon?
What are the Common Procedures Performed by Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon?
Journey to Become a Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
The journey to becoming a trained and certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon begins when aspirants have to spend five & a half years in graduation as M.B.B.S. from a medical college, followed by three years in post-graduation in general surgery. Their journey doesn’t end here, it is followed by another three years of super specialization in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to complete their training and certification.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.