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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Where Did Plastic Surgery Come From?

Today at My Plastic Surgeon we will be discussing some of the ideologies behind the practice of plastic surgery. The term plastic surgery is derived from the Greek word platikos, meaning to mold, mend, or restore. More specifically, reconstructive surgery repairs the appearance and function of a particular body part or feature defect. There are three prevailing reasons why reconstructive plastic surgery may be appropriate for an individual. One of the prumary reasons comes from the necessity to reconstruct an abnormalty from birth. Often times birth defects are the cause for surgeries later on in life. Next, a traumatic injury could provide people with the need for reconstructive surgery as well. Third, medical reasons can always be attributed to the reason for plastic surgery. Knowing the development of plastic surgery may help to grasp a better understanding for how plastic surgery can serve you.


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