Several unrealistic thoughts and myths surround plastic surgery in India. Many of us think that getting plastic surgery done will give us a new face without scars. However, dispelling myths about plastic surgery is the need of the hour. Plastic surgery is not limited to a specific organ or a body part. Also, little did we know that plastic surgery does not always derive the use of plastic components in operation? Only 5 per cent of the cases requires the use of alloplastic implants in plastic surgery cases.
Plastic surgery is broadly divided into two categories:
- Cosmetic Surgery: To beautify a specific body part
- Reconstructive Surgery: To treat congenital disabilities or accident trauma cases
There is a 20 per cent rise in the cases of plastic surgery in the last 20 years, states Dr Richie Gupta, HOD, Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Fortis Healthcare. In this video, Dr Richie talks about how plastic surgery can improve the way of life and busts several myths associated with this branch of medicine and surgery.
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