Plastic surgery is no longer restricted to celebrities. It has fast forayed into the mainstream and the trend is increasing with each passing year. Last year, there were over 1.8 million plastic surgical procedures. Are you too curious about plastic surgery and wish to know more about it? Well, here is a brief on the top facts about plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery covers two main types of surgeries. One is reconstructive surgery which is mostly used to rectify any kind of birth defect or some sort of body deformity. The other one is cosmetic surgery. It is aimed to accentuate the overall beauty of a person.
Breast augmentation is the most popular plastic surgery procedure. It is followed by liposuction and nose-reshaping. The other popular plastic surgery procedures today are eyelid surgery and tummy tuck.
Plastic surgery can only be performed by board certified plastic or cosmetic surgeons. There are many dentists and gynecologists that claim to perform plastic surgery procedures. But such claims should not be trusted at any cost. Famous Italian surgeon, Dr. Gaspare Tagliacozzi (15th century) is hailed as the honorable “Father of Plastic Surgery”.
Plastic surgery dates back to the ancient world. The first noise job was done in around 600 B.C., in India. In fact, it was the nose job performed by a smart Indian mason that inspired the British about plastic surgery in 17th century. Egyptians too have records of performing plastic surgery. Interestingly, ancient Egyptians never performed these procedures on living beings. They mostly used to do it on dead bodies.
Plastic surgery started gaining prominence in times the World War. Given the heightened numbers of injuries, surgeons were often requested to improvise on the wounded appearances.
Plastic surgery is mostly popular with women than men.