What is Plastic Surgery?


Let’s start with the basics. Plastic surgery has nothing to do with the structural products we use every day – bottles, cups, spoons… Plastic surgery actually existed before those common petroleum-based products were manufactured.

“Plastic” Surgery actually originated from the Greek word “plastikos”, meaning to shape or to mold. In the case of surgery, it mean operations which molded human tissue into particular anatomic shapes. In practical sense, it meant rebuilding parts such as noses, ears, faces, fingers.


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