Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Cosmetic surgery is a type of plastic surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance, but it should be approached with safe and precautions.
Procedures are available for almost any part of the body, but the choice to undergo cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly. The results are often permanent, so it is important to be sure about the decision, to use an appropriate practitioner, and to have the right motivation.
Reconstructive Plastic surgery is performed for the functional impairments that are caused due to burns, traumatic injuries, congenital abnormalities etc. Reconstructive surgery is the most common procedure for tumor removal, laceration repair, maxillofacial surgery, hand surgery, breast reduction surgery etc.
Plastic surgeons use micro surgery for the transfer of tissue for coverage of a defect. Combination of skin may be removed from any part of the body and moved to another site in this process. Plastic surgery is a broad field that handles various surgeries like:
- Aesthetic Surgery
- Burn Surgery
- Craniofacial Surgery
- Hand Surgery
- Micro Surgery
- Pediatric Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures:
Cosmetic surgery is performed on normal parts of body with the purpose of improving person’s appearance and makes them look better than before. The most popular cosmetic Procedures are:
- Adbominoplasty: To reshape abdomen
- Blepharoplast: To reshape eyelids
- Phalloplasty: Reconstruction of penis
- Mammoplastry: breast implant
- Lip Augmentation: Alter the appearence of fullness of lips
- Liposuction: Removal of fat from particular body parts
- Jaw Reducation: Reduction of angular jaw with slim jaw
Dr.Dudipala Raghuveer Reddy
Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive, Hand and Microvascular Surgeon
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Frequently Asked Questions
Each patient tolerates pain after surgery in different ways. Your surgeon will prescribe the appropriate pain medications to help minimize any discomfort. In general, most facial cosmetic operations have minimal discomfort post-operatively. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles-such as an abdominoplasty or breast augmentation can cause discomfort equal to a C-section.
Each year, thousands of cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeries are performed without complication. However, no surgery is without risk. Part of the risk depends on your health background, how intensive the surgical procedure is, and the type and amount of anesthesia used. Your surgeon will review the risks of your procedure with you before helping you decide whether plastic surgery is right for you.
The results of plastic surgery may be permanent or may last from a few months to a number of years, depending on the type of procedure. In some cases, results can be longer lasting with the proper lifestyle adjustments. However, no surgery will be able to permanently reverse the effects of age. Your surgeon will discuss the expected length of time the results of your procedure should last.
Recovery from plastic surgery depends on how intensive the surgery is and your health history. For minor procedures, you may be able to return to your normal activities after a few days or weeks of rest. For more intensive procedures, weeks or months of physical therapy may be required before you are completely recovered. Recovery may also sometimes include postoperative pain.