The first thing that should be addressed is, ’What is plastic surgery? Where/When did it originate?’ Although these two questions seem like they could be answered in a quick fashion, the reality of it is that there will most like be enough to make two posts out of it, one for each question, so as to not confuse. We can begin to answer the first question, ’What is plastic surgery?’ Plastic surgery is a medical specialty that uses a number of surgical and nonsurgical techniques to change the appearance and function of a person’s body.* Plastic surgery procedures include both cosmetic enhancements as well as functionally reconstructive operations. For most people the first example is also known as ’cosmetic surgery’.*
Cosmetic surgery is another small branch of plastic surgery that only deals with the enhancement of appearance through surgical techniques. Most people use cosmetic surgery in order to restore or maintain normal appearance.
*Most people wonder why plastic surgery is deemed so and it is a simple answer. The word plastic comes from the Greek word plastikos meaning to mold or to shape; this can then be directly related to the procedures that plastic surgeons perform. The molding, shaping, and reshaping of bone, fat, muscle, cartilage, and skin is what a plastic surgeon specializes in.* Plastic surgeons are available all over the nation and the entire world. All of these plastic surgeons have been highly trained in their respective field and should be able to present their credentials if asked.
*The information within the asteriskswas taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plastic_sur gery
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