Speaking about what facial plastic surgery is, the first thing to say is that there are two types of facial plastic surgery. One is reconstructive surgery (repair), the other is cosmetic surgery.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is for patients with congenital conditions are those that are present at birth. Cleft lip, cleft palate, and prominent ear are some examples of such situations. Reconstructive plastic surgeries can also be performed in patients with various ailments due to trauma, burns, unsuccessful surgeries and similar accidents. Also, these procedures can be effective for skin cancer treatment. All of these conditions that we just listed affect the normal function of the patient need to be treated.
Plastic surgery (plastic and reconstructive surgery) refers to any type of surgery performed to reconstruct or change the appearance of a body part.
There is a common misunderstanding in plastic surgery as the word plastic means artificial. Rather, the word comes from the ancient Greek word plastikos, meaning moulding or forming. Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved in both the improvement of the person’s appearance and the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects caused by disease, trauma or birth defects.