Plastic Surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the "correction" or restoration of form and function. Though cosmetic or aesthetic surgery is the best-known kind of plastic surgery, most plastic surgery is not cosmetic; plastic surgery includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns.
Usually, good results are expected from plastic surgery that emphasizes careful planning of incisions so that they fall in the line of natural skin folds or lines, appropriate choice of wound closure, use of best available suture materials, and early removal of exposed sutures so that the wound is held closed by buried sutures.
Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by burns; traumatic injuries, such as facial bone fractures and breaks; congenital abnormalities, such as cleft palates or cleft lips; developmental abnormalities; infection and disease; and cancer or tumors. Reconstructive plastic surgery is usually performed to improve function, but it may be done to approximate a normal appearance.
Cosmetic surgery is an optional procedure that is performed on normal parts of the body with the only purpose of improving a person's appearance and/or removing signs of aging.
CONSULTANTS OF AMC
DR.A.SIVAKUMAR MBBS, M.S.(General Surgery), M.Ch(Plastic Surgery)
- Plastic Surgeon
- Cosmetic surgeon
- Hand and Microsurgeon
- Tamil Nadu Medical Council, Registration No. 54468
- Association of Plastic Surgeons of India (APSI)
- Indian society for surgery of hand (ISSH)
- Association of Surgeons of India (ASI)
- Indian Medical Association (IMA)
- Indian Association of Aesthetic plastic surgeons (IAAPS)