Plastic Surgery Body
What is Plastic Surgery?
Plastic surgery body is the procedure that aims to correct a specific part of the body to restore its form and function. This surgery can be either cosmetic or reconstructive in nature. Cosmetic surgery is directed towards the enhancement of a particular body part. Reconstructive surgery, on the other hand, focuses on restoring the functionality of a body part that has been malformed due to a developmental abnormality or damaged due to an injury. Such reconstructive surgery can also impart a normal appearance to the patient. Burn victims generally have to undergo reconstructive surgery as part of their treatment.
What are the Different Types of Plastic Surgery Body Procedures?
Some of the types of body plastic surgeries that are performed include breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, breast reduction, torsoplast and a lower body lift.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure performed to enlarge small breasts. An incision is made in the crease beneath the breast, or several small incisions are made around the areola and an implant is inserted behind the muscle between the chest and the breast. A breast reduction aims to reduce breast size if the breasts are heavy and sagging or if one breast is noticeably larger than the other.
Incisions are made around the areola and along the crease of the breast. Fat and excess skin is excised before the incision is closed. A mastopexy or a breast lift also involves incisions around the areola. The areola and nipple are then shifted to a higher position to recontour the breast.
What Is an Abdominoplasty?
An abdominoplasty is the removal of fat and excess skin from the abdomen. This surgery helps to tighten the abdominal muscles. The procedure is also known as a tummy tuck and is appropriate for people who have weak abdominal muscles.
What Is a Torsoplasty?
An abdominoplasty is generally performed in conjunction with a lower body lift. The area from the waist to the thighs is recontoured through this combined procedure also known as a mid body lift or torsoplasty. The surgery requires incisions similar to those made for the lower body lift. The specialist accesses the abdominal area through the incision at the belt-line, at the waist.
Are There Any Procedures for the Lower Body?
A lower body lift helps to remove excess skin and fat from the buttock, hip and thigh areas. An incision is made from the belt-line at the waist to the lower abdomen and the inner thighs. After the removal of excess skin and fat, the incision is closed. Compressing garments are essential in promoting quick healing.
What Are the Precautions that Need to Be Taken?
Patients should follow the surgeon’s instructions meticulously to avoid complications and risks. They should avoid weight gain in the future as it can negate the beneficial results of the surgery. Breast implants need to be changed within a period of 10 years. Failure to do so can lead to health problems.
Who Should Not Get Plastic Surgery Body?
People with a pre-existing disease such as hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, bleeding disorders, HIV, hepatitis or cancer should not opt for plastic surgery. In addition, people who have a tendency to gain excess weight and people who smoke aren’t ideal candidates for plastic surgery of the body.
Disclaimer: This information is intended only as an introduction to this procedure. This information should not be used to determine whether you will have the procedure performed nor does it guarantee results of your elective surgery. Further details regarding surgical standards and procedures should be discussed with your physician.