Plastic Surgery corrects body deformities. It has traditionally been classified into re-constructive and cosmetic surgery.
Reconstructive Surgery : It restores form and function. The defect may be congenital, traumatic or due to excision of tumors.
Congenital – conditions like cleft lip and palate, hypospadias, hand anomalies, vaginal agenesis, ear deformities, congenital bands, etc.
Trauma – problems of post burn deformities, maxillofacial deformities, etc.
Tumor Excision – Cancer excision of face, oral cavity, breast and other body parts.
Cosmetic Surgery : The world is leaning towards youthful appearance. In the competitive society of modern era, physical appearance is considered as an asset for the individual. It has been seen that physically attractive personalities have an edge wherever they may go. The hospital undertakes Cosmetic Surgery in its right perspective.
The operations like face lifts, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reduction, mastopexy, liposuction, body contouring, abdomin plasty, scar revision, facial wrinkles, moles, etc. are undertaken in the right earnest.
The various techniques of skin grafts, flaps, surgery, tissue expansion, microsurgery, etc. are done regularly by the Plastic Surgery Department at Eastcoast Hospital. It is generally believed that Plastic Surgery / Cosmetic Surgery can be afforded by only few. Eastcoast Hospital has been providing these services at a reasonable cost.
The urbanization and industrialization are causing accidents, which sometime deform the bodies and ruin careers and social life. The Plastic Surgery Department of the hospital is well equipped to deal with all types of trauma.
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.
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.
Our Plastic surgeons use microsurgery to transfer tissue for coverage of a defect when no local tissue is available. Free flaps of skin, muscle, bone, fat, or a combination may be removed from the body, moved to another site on the body, and reconnected to a blood supply by suturing arteries and veins as small as 1 to 2 millimeters in diameter.
Plastic surgery is a special type of surgery that can involve both a person’s appearance and ability to function. Plastic surgeons strive to improve patients’ appearance and self-image through both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.
Reconstructive procedures correct defects on the face or body. These include physical birth defects like cleft lips and palates and ear deformities, traumatic injuries like those from dog bites or burns etc.,
Cosmetic procedures alter a part of the body that the person is not satisfied with. Common cosmetic procedures include reshaping the nose, and removing pockets of fat from specific spots on the body. Some cosmetic procedures aren’t even surgical in the way that most people think of surgery — that is, cutting and stitching. For example, the use of special lasers to remove unwanted hair and sanding skin to improve severe scarring are two such treatments.