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What is the difference between plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery?

Let’s now turn to these concepts. Plastic Surgery is a series of surgical techniques that seek to recover the normal appearance in a trait or external area of  the patient, correcting congenital, abnormal defects, in any visible part of the body and face, or repairing secondary damage to other surgeries, diseases or accidents. (Reconstructive Surgery), so that the damaged structures go back to being as before. The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is then a specialty that includes treatment of burns and their sequelae, the coverage of defects or lack of tissue after surgery, infections, accidents … providing skin and tissues from other parts of the body, wounds and injuries to the hands , congenital malformations of the face, hands, breasts, skin cancers and their reconstruction, reconstruction after removal of non-cutaneous tumors to recover a normal appearance and coverage (thus, breast reconstruction ..), repair after significant losses of weight or after bariatric surgeries, abdominoplasties to repair the damaged muscle wall after pregnancy, in general everything you want to give (if you did not have it) or return the patient’s normal appearance. The Cosmetic Surgery goes further, because its purpose is to improve the normal appearance. Correcting a malformed breast is reconstructive surgery, as is the repair of a diastasis of the rectus abdominis or a corrective rhinoseptoplasty in patients with respiratory distress. Correct a breast ptosis or a breast augmentation in a normal shaped chest or a rhinoplasty without functional purpose are cosmetic surgery. All plastic surgery, obviously, is not aesthetic, it’s just a part. Not only in plastic surgeries you have to worry about who is going to take care of you, taking out a tooth is also a surgery and the same thing you have to do when you look for your dentist in Tijuana.

Let’s now turn to these concepts. Plastic Surgery is a series of surgical techniques that seek to recover the normal appearance in a trait or external area of ??the patient, correcting congenital, abnormal defects, in any visible part of the body and face, or repairing secondary damage to other surgeries, diseases or accidents. (Reconstructive Surgery), so that the damaged structures go back to being as before. The Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is then a specialty that includes treatment of burns and their sequelae, the coverage of defects or lack of tissue after surgery, infections, accidents … providing skin and tissues from other parts of the body, wounds and injuries to the hands , congenital malformations of the face, hands, breasts, skin cancers and their reconstruction, reconstruction after removal of non-cutaneous tumors to recover a normal appearance and coverage (thus, breast reconstruction ..), repair after significant losses of weight or after bariatric surgeries, abdominoplasties to repair the damaged muscle wall after pregnancy, in general everything you want to give (if you did not have it) or return the patient’s normal appearance. The Cosmetic Surgery goes further, because its purpose is to improve the normal appearance. Correcting a malformed breast is reconstructive surgery, as is the repair of a diastasis of the rectus abdominis or a corrective rhinoseptoplasty in patients with respiratory distress. Correct a breast ptosis or a breast augmentation in a normal shaped chest or a rhinoplasty without functional purpose are cosmetic surgery. All plastic surgery, obviously, is not aesthetic, it’s just a part.