Dispelling common myths regarding Plastic Surgery by Dr. Pranav Thusay

The plastic surgeon at Apollo Spectra Hospital dispels few myths regarding plastic surgery, its sub-specialities and its uses

Plastic surgery? What is it actually? Does plastic surgery means that it involves ONLY making you look beautiful or is there MORE to it than what actually common do people think? Dr. Pranav Thusay, Plastic Surgeon, Apollo Spectra Hospital Pune bust the myths around plastic surgery and its effective uses.

People think of plastic surgery as the surgery which would help them beautify themselves. But many of these do not know what actually is involved in a plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is just the parent term meaning — to mould (In greek). The speciality of Plastic surgery encompasses many sub-specialities. These include general plastic surgery, paediatric plastic surgery, craniofacial surgery, burns surgery, plastic surgery related to cancer reconstructions, nerve surgery, hand surgery, microvascular and lymphatic surgery, and cosmetic surgery (which is generally people consider equally to plastic surgery).

Due to a lot of misinformation, it is important to understand that when should one see a plastic surgeon. If you are one of them who are opting for plastic surgery then you need to be fully informed. So when do you see a Plastic surgeon? To answer this question you need to understand all problems plastic surgeons deal with so that you can make an informed decision regarding the same based on their sub-specialities.

Here, we help you to bust the myths regarding plastic surgery –

Fact - This is not true at all. Though women widely opt for it, men are not behind as well. There is a large number of the male population who opts for liposuction, rhinoplasty, and even gynaecomastia that is a treatment for enlarged breasts.

Fact - Plastic surgery includes everything right from all types of burns but is not limited to flame burns (burn from fire), scald burns ( burns from hot water/tea) contact burns (like silencer burns), electric burns (shock from electric cables/short circuit), chemical burns, all nerve injuries like brachial plexus injuries, nerve compartment syndromes like carpal tunnel, and traumatic nerve injuries, all Tendon injuries – (tendons are the structure that moves hand). AV Fistula creation for patients requiring dialysis, any paediatric problems like joined fingers, extra digits. Facial and whole body wounds, face fractures, lip/nose/scalp/ear injuries, crush injuries like (Finger injuries/thumb injures, leg injuries, sugarcane machine injuries, Industrial crush injuries, Finger amputations), all types of wounds, diabetic foot wounds, reconstruction and Restoration after cancer surgery and lymphatic surgery can be corrected with plastic surgery.

Fact - This is not true at all as the cutting-edge technology and anaesthesia methods have reduced the downtime linked with surgeries. Patients can resume their daily activities with ease within 2-3 days.

Fact - This is one of the common mistakes that many people make. Remember that plastic and cosmetic surgery is not at all the same thing. Cosmetic surgery helps to amplify one’s beauty while plastic surgery consists of cosmetic procedures and reconstructive surgeries like burn treatments and correcting birth defects.

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