Chemical Plastic

July 23, 2010

Does plastic surgery hurt ?

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Plastic surgery is a medical specialty concerned with the correction or restoration of form and function. While famous for aesthetic surgery, plastic surgery also includes many types of reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. The word “plastic” derives from the Greek plastikos meaning to mould or to shape; its use here is not connected with the synthetic polymer material known as plastic.

In plastic surgery, the transfer of skin tissue is a very common procedure. 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.

With increased media attention on beauty and perfection, celebrities and those alike are turning to plastic surgery more and more. For those who are not living on the salary of a celebrity, they are taking out loans to achieve their plastic perfection summing up to approximately $83,000 for 14 surgeries.

Though media and advertising do play a large role in influencing many people’s lives, researchers believe that plastic surgery obsession is linked to psychological disorders. Body dysmorphic disorder is seen as playing a large role in the lives of those who are obsessed with going under the knife in order to achieve physical perfection. People with this disorder are so preoccupied with their looks that it takes over their lives.

For those whose doctors refuse to perform any further surgeries, they are turning to “do it yourself” plastic surgery, injecting themselves in their home, running extreme safety risks. but does plastic surgery hurt?This will depend on the type of surgery and the patient. Generally speaking, non-surgical plastic surgery procedures will not cause a great deal of pain. For surgical procedures, these will be invasive and thus appropriate precautions are taken to ensure the highest level of safety and minimal discomfort during and after the procedure. These procedures will typically use anesthetics and sedatives so you won’t feel a thing during the operation. Where it hurts, is usually during the recovery period, and only then any pain or discomfort will be temporary until you are fully recovered. Plastic surgeons will give you strict orders to reduce your activity level to ensure that healing progresses at a fast rate. Painkillers can be prescribed or purchased to reduce any pain or discomfort.

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