Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgery

Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery

We know that the word plastic, which is used in plastic surgery, has an "artificial" meaning for many people. However, the word plasticos used in ancient Greek, is a word that means to give shape or form. Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty in the appearance of a person, meaning the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects caused by an innate trauma or injury. Plastic surgery is used to repair and reconstruct missing or damaged tissue and skin. Plastic surgery includes interventions to improve appearance as well as for function. Improving the appearance of body parts is important, but a secondary goal.

With the exception of the central nervous system, it is possible to intervene anywhere in the anatomy with the medical facilities provided by today's technology. Plastic surgeons offer a wide range of treatments ranging from facial deformities to breast aesthetics, from harelip and palate surgery to rhinoplasty in babies, and even the treatment of injured limbs.

Plastic surgery operations are of great importance for helping individuals to improve self-esteem, confidence and overall quality of life.


What are the plastic surgery techniques?

Expert plastic surgeons benefit from different techniques in treatment that have been developed over time and have achieved successful results. We can summarize these techniques as follows:

Skin grafts: A technique in which healthy skin is removed from an undamaged area of the body and replaced by lost or damaged skin.

Skin flap: It is a technique in which a piece of tissue from a part of the body is transferred together with the blood vessels that keep it alive. The reason why flap surgery is called is that it is usually partially attached to the body when repositioning healthy tissue.

Tissue expansion: With this technique, in cases that lead to tissue loss due to burns and injuries, the tissues in a region near the area of tissue loss are expanded with various techniques. Thus, the tissue obtained as a result of the expansion process can be used in treatment.


Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Applications

There are differences in function and appearance correction rates between plastic and reconstructive surgical interventions and aesthetic surgical interventions. Sometimes both may be needed Aesthetic surgery includes more appearance-oriented and plastic and reconstructive surgery includes more function-oriented treatments.

Situations requiring plastic and reconstructive intervention:

Wounds: In some cases, very difficult to heal or even non-healing wounds may occur in patients. These wounds, which occur during diabetes, vascular obstruction, bed-related diseases, can be treated with plastic surgery. Plastic surgery also treats scars.

Fractures in the facial bones: Fractures in the bones of the facial region such as the jaw, nose and cheekbone are one of the main subjects of plastic surgery treatments. It is also aimed to restore the functions of the facial bones along with the appearance in the treatment using screws and titanium plaques

Genital organ disorders: There are many genital organ anomalies that occur with childbirth. Plastic surgery is used in birth anomalies such as the absence of vagina in girls and the presence of the urine hole not at the tip of the penis, but further back in boys.

Breast reconstruction: During breast cancer treatment, which is one of the common types of cancer today, part or all of the breast can be removed. If there are suitable conditions for the patient, subsequent breast reconstruction is possible with reconstructive surgery.

Repair of lost limbs: The creation of limbs closest to the original in place of limbs lost due to burning, accident or different trauma is also one of the areas of reconstructive surgery.

Cases requiring plastic surgery:

The appearance of people is of great importance for their confidence and happiness. Although beauty is thought to be beyond appearance, in some cases people find it important for their self-confidence to correct a place that they do not like in their appearance. This is a personal choice and successful plastic surgery in this field has made thousands of people feel better.


Aesthetic surgery application areas

Rhinoplasty Operations

Nose Aesthetics is a surgical area that changes the shape of the nose. This change may be caused by aesthetic concerns as well as facilitating breathing. It is also possible to serve two purposes simultaneously during the intervention.

Concha hypertrophy, which is caused by swelling of the curved nasal bones and nasal tissues that make breathing difficult due to allergy-like reasons, is two of the most common functional needs in this area.

Operations usually take several hours, a one-week time frame is needed for the patient to return to their daily tempo. Complete healing of the face, elimination of edema and physical settlement of the nose occur over a period of several months.

Mammoplasty Operations (Reduction, Enlargement and Lifting)

The characteristics of breasts, one of the most important differences of women's body structures, greatly affect the daily life of the woman. While excessively small breasts create insecurity, excessively large breasts can also create negative conditions such as posture disorder and back pain other than psychological disorders. Breasts that sag for various reasons may also cause women to feel unwell. Breast augmentation, lifting and reduction operations are the most commonly used treatments and successful results are obtained in plastic surgery .

Face-related operations

Aesthetic surgery is a preferred treatment method in many changes to the face. It has common applications such as face lift, eyelid operations, eye area aesthetics that constitute face regeneration or rejuvenation procedures. It includes many applications such as problems in the bat ear, auricle or other areas, jaw enlargement or reduction operations, correction of the face line with fat injections.

Body shaping operations

Aesthetic surgery gives successful results in deterioration such as fat accumulations and skin sagging in various parts of the body. Tummy tuck and abdominal aesthetics, liposuction or fat injection methods such as correction of body lines, hip reduction, waist thinning operations, forming of legs and hips with the help of implants or adipose tissues are performed within the scope of this treatment.