Plastic surgery is not about changing the features God gave us. Rather, it is a clever attempt at resisting the rusty effects inflicted on the human body, by factors such as age, gravity, and environment. While this witty innovation has been popular for decades now, the number of people who think plastic surgery is all about aesthetics remains painfully high. The innovative way in which plastic surgery has been used to comfort the distressing physical injuries is a pinnacle in human history. We strongly feel that this concept needs to be appreciated and acknowledged properly. Hence, in today’s discussion, we are going to discuss and distinguish different types of plastic surgery, especially the ones that are on offer in Pakistan!
Plastic surgery: An overview
But before we jump into the details of various types of plastic surgery, let us first talk about the thing itself. This is a surgical specialty which has three aims. These include reconstruction, alteration, and restoration. From the ancient Indian nose reconstructions to modern-day laser treatments, plastic surgery has certainly evolved big time. Whether it is surgery for burns or for ameliorating facial features, plastic surgery has offered an amazing, unprecedented solution to many in distress!
Types of plastic surgery
It is time to talk about technicalities. Well, plastic surgery is best understood by defining its major types. There are two major types, cosmetic or aesthetic surgery, and reconstructive surgery. In aesthetic plastic surgery, the focus is on improving facial features mostly. For understanding purposes, we can say that the focus is on looks in aesthetic plastic surgery. On the other hand, reconstructive plastic surgery is more corrective by nature. Under this category, different deformities and damages inflicted by accidents or incidents are repaired. In the upcoming sections, we discuss the subtypes of these two major types of plastic surgeries.
We have mentioned that aesthetic surgery is about improving facial features, but that is not all that it is about. The practical scope of this type of plastic surgery is far greater than one can imagine. Take the example of rhinoplasty. How many of us are simply not happy with the curvature of our noses? But a rhinoplasty gives us a chance to be happy. Then, there is a tummy tuck and liposuction for those who are tired of their excessive weight issues. Breast augmentation/reduction is a common type of plastic surgery, something that is placed within the bracket of aesthetic surgery as well.
Types of reconstructive surgery
The subtypes of plastic reconstructive surgery elucidate the fact that this surgery is more about correction than beautification. Hand surgery, congenital defects treatment surgery, burn surgeries, trauma surgeries, skin tumor plastic surgeries. These and many other variants of reconstructive plastic surgery have proven to be real hope of ray for people who had no options in case of an accident or incident. Xeno-grafts are still a major debate in plastic surgery, but allografts and auto-grafts are a routine practice in surgery clinics in Pakistan, and all across the world as well. There are reconstructive plastic surgeries that demand a separate discussion for better understanding. For example, cleft lip and palate repairs, which have proven to be a miraculous solution for children suffering from the aforementioned issues.
Risks associated with plastic surgery
Vascular bleeding or hematoma is one of the biggest risks associated with plastic surgeries. This is a complication common in aesthetic surgeries. Then, there are nerve damages and infections of various sorts that can arise in any type of plastic surgery. Serious issues have been reported with the breast augmentation plastic surgeries, the implants have been deemed unsafe in general. Some ethical concerns have been raised as well in this debate, especially about the xenografts. But as long as you are in the hands of a competent plastic surgeon who understands and does not push the boundaries, we reckon you will be fine!
Cost of plastic surgery in Pakistan
Costs vary with the type of treatment one is receiving, but in general, plastic surgeries can cost an arm and a leg. Simple lip augmentation can cost you as much as 2000 USD! That is still dirt cheap when compared to some of the more complicated plastic surgeries. Take the example of skin grafts as an example. It can cost one as much as 18000 dollars! And again, the number can be much higher, depending upon the degree of severity of the burn. For some of those who have never heard about the actual prices, these numbers often come as a shock.
Fund a plastic surgery at Transparent Hands
Well, if you are one of those who are stunned by the ridiculously high costs of plastic surgeries, imagine the agony of those who can’t afford a burn surgery despite needing it. Often, the members of the underprivileged section of the society have to live with the scars of incidents and accidents for the rest of their lives. If you want to help such individuals, you can help them via Transparent Hands!
The NGO believes in creating a patient-donor bond while making sure that the protocols of transparency aren’t breached at any point. The NGO realizes the need for free medical camps in the rural areas, hence it actively sets up such camps as well. To donate, donors can log in to the Transparent Hands crowdfunding web portal from anywhere in the world. Payment modes are one hundred percent secure. Every donor has absolute freedom in selecting and funding patients of their choice. The NGO makes sure that regular updates until complete recovery are sent to the concerned donor.
Well folks, time to wrap up this rather interesting discussion. We do hope that you learned a few new things about plastic surgery in general. Be sure to read this discussion twice for a better understanding, and keep visiting this place for more such articles. Till the next time then!