Plastic surgery takes origin from the Greek word plastikos – meaning to shape or mould. Plastic surgeons dedicate themselves to the restoration of shape and form. Such loss of form may be a result of birth defects, removal of cancers or accidents. They train for years to do this. By necessity plastic surgeons have a finely honed appreciation of shape and form, combining science with artistry on a daily basis. This places them in a unique position to perform cosmetic or aesthetic procedures that, in essence, are an enhancement of features that already exist.
A perfect example is breast reconstruction. The ability to create a beautiful breast from literally nothing allows a plastic surgeon to use those same skills to improve an existing breast. Similarly, being trained to rebuild a face transfers naturally to rhinoplasty. The same knowledge, skills and appreciation of form are required if you are building a feature or enhancing it. It is therefore of critical importance when considering any type of surgery to ensure your plastic surgeon is appropriately qualified. An analogy I like to use is air travel. We all expect the person flying the plane is a trained pilot. After all, they are responsible for getting the passengers and the plane to the destination safely. How would it feel if we discovered the person at the pointy end was actually a bus driver having a bit of a go? The same applies for cosmetic surgery. You need to make sure that your plastic surgeon is qualified – not a ‘cowboy’. (more…)
Posted: October 26th, 2009
Posted In: Plastic Surgery