Plastic surgery for restoration

Plastic surgery is not just something undertaken by those who strive to keep their youthful looks for as long as possible, it also helps to restore and restructure the skin and facial bones of those suffering accidents, and restores their mental peace. There is nothing new about plastic surgery and many records of such procedures from the past are in existence.

It’s a well-known fact that the Romans used to repair ears, and Susrutha, the great surgeon from India, exploited the methods used in skin grafting way back in 800 BC to reconstruct noses. In the mid-15th century, a nose job was carried out by Heinrich von Pfolspeundt whilst his counterpart, Dr. John Peter Mettauer used instruments of his own design to carry out the first operation on a cleft palate.

Procedures such as microsurgical tissue transfer and flap surgery rapidly improved after WWI, and reconnecting blood vessels using transferred tissue has been carried out for decades now. Sex reassignment, breast reconstruction, mucosa defects and foreskin restoration are all examples of different kinds of reconstructive surgery.

Before you consider booking for plastic surgery, you should always do your research on the doctor who will be operating on you, as well as ensuring that they are certified and have all the required qualifications. All the costs involved should be explained up front, and a good way of authenticating the experience of a surgeon is to get testimonials from previous patients who have gone through the same procedure as you are seeking.

Also check out that the hospital or clinic where the surgery will be performed is both licensed by the state and also recognized. Always ask for a doctor to run you through the procedure step by step and find out if the anesthesia will be general or local. Find out the risks involved, the procedure if something should go wrong and how long the recuperation is likely to be and what drugs you will be given.