Reasons Why One Might Choose Plastic Surgery in Honolulu HI

by | Dec 18, 2015 | Cosmetic Surgery

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The purpose for performing plastic surgery is the alteration or restoration of some part of the human body. The ultimate goal is the improvement of the patient’s appearance either for the purpose of self-esteem or to repair any damage resulting from injuries or birth defects. Not all forms of plastic surgery are purely cosmetic including reconstructive surgery, hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, microsurgery, and burn treatment therapy.

Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Honolulu HI is performed in order to correct impairments and malformations caused by any number of accidents or birth defects. This includes burns, traumatic injuries including facial fractures and breaks, developmental abnormalities of the hands or feet, cleft lips or palates, and scars resulting from infection or disease. The most commonly performed reconstructive surgeries are for laceration repair, tumor removal, scar removal, breast reduction and hand surgery. The primary goal of reconstructive surgery is to improve function although it is occasionally performed to improve appearance.

The Ferguson Clinic also performs breast reconstruction surgeries for women as a result of mastectomies due to cancer. Tissue flap procedures are common choices for rebuilding breast tissue using tissue from the stomach area, thighs, back, or even buttocks. The most commonly performed tissue flap reconstruction involves tissue from the lower abdominal area. Unfortunately, these types of surgeries leave behind scars, both at the surgical site and one where the tissue was taken from. They will eventually fade but never disappear completely.

Cosmetic surgery is an elective procedure performed solely for the purpose of improving appearance or to remove signs of aging. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2014 more than 15 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the United States alone. More than 90-percent of those performed were on women. The most commonly performed surgeries were breast enhancement, liposuction, eyelid surgery, nasal surgery, and tummy tucks or abdominoplasty.

When considering plastic surgery in Honolulu HI one should schedule an appointment with a cosmetic or plastic surgeon to discuss available options. Potential clients will often undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine their motives for desiring plastic surgery. Since most plastic surgeries are considered major surgeries (underneath anesthesia), it is important to understand how these cosmetic changes will affect an individual. The best candidates for plastic surgery are those that have a realistic expectation of what can be accomplished through surgery, they understand the potential risks of surgery, recovery time, expenses involved, and the emotional and psychological effects of surgery.

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