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The difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery

Depending on the type of problem, the surgeon can propose either cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery.

But, what is the difference between these two techniques often confused? The answer is in the following. 


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What is cosmetic surgery? 

Since the dawn of time, human beings have sought to beautify their appearance. Cosmetic surgery aims to correct the imperfections that are reflected in the way others look at us. It can be performed on different organs of the human body: the face, the arm, the thighs, etc. In addition to improving appearance, cosmetic surgery can address more practical issues. For example, drooping eyelids can interfere with vision, while a pointed nose can interfere with sleep and even breathing. Cosmetic surgery solves these problems by restoring the organ to its proper shape and size. However, the goal of cosmetic surgery is always to restore a more harmonious appearance. 


In short, cosmetic surgery is an option for people who are dissatisfied with their physical appearance and wish to remedy it. However, this solution must be considered in collaboration with a professional.


Cosmetic surgery is the best way to improve your appearance. However, before considering a procedure, it is important to inform yourself about the risks and complications associated with cosmetic surgery and to seek professional advice. To achieve the desired results, cosmetic surgery requires good coordination between the doctor and the patient. It is therefore important for the patient to have realistic expectations.


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What is plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery is very different from cosmetic surgery. Its purpose is not to restore a more beautiful appearance. It aims to correct more extensive problems than those that plastic surgery addresses. For example, people who have suffered an accident or an illness that has caused them serious body deformities can resort to plastic surgery to regain a more harmonious appearance. Plastic surgery can be performed on any organ of the body. It can be used to reconstruct organs damaged by accident or disease, or to reconstruct parts of the body that have been removed by surgery (tumor, appendix, etc.).


The goal of plastic surgery is to allow people to live better with their injuries or deformities. Indeed, it is very difficult to live with a permanent deformity, especially if it is visible. Plastic surgery gives people the opportunity to regain their serenity and have a more normal life. Moreover, it was developed during the First World War to allow mutilated soldiers to find themselves with a less unsightly appearance.


Plastic surgery is a branch of surgery that aims to improve a person’s appearance by modifying his or her body. Most of the time, it is done out of necessity, but one can also choose to undergo plastic surgery for aesthetic purposes.


Cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery: the duo that makes the difference

When we talk about cosmetic surgery, we usually talk about plastic surgery. Indeed, both surgeries are performed to modify the appearance of the person. Cosmetic surgery aims to correct a person’s flaws by modifying their body. It is therefore done for an unnecessary purpose, but for the sole well-being of the individual. Plastic surgery, on the other hand, modifies a person’s body to make it more attractive. It is done for a necessary purpose, as it is performed on an individual who has been the victim of an accident or a criminal act or when the person suffers from a congenital malformation.


Cosmetic surgery can therefore be performed as a complement to plastic surgery. Sometimes, cosmetic surgery can even be performed in addition to plastic surgery. These two surgical procedures can complement each other to give a person a more aesthetic appearance.


The first step in achieving more satisfactory results is to find a good surgeon to perform the procedure. He or she is the only person who will be able to give you the right advice about your case and explain the different options available to you. In addition, to achieve a more satisfactory result, it is important to follow the required recovery period. In fact, returning too quickly to your daily routine can lead to complications and further affect the final result.


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