Cosmetic surgery (plastic surgery) is a specialty within medicine aimed at altering ones appearance. It is not unexpected that in a time when our appearance is becoming more important to our internal well-being that the interest in cosmetic plastic surgery is greater than ever.
What difference is there between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?
90% of patients that undergo plastic surgery are women but interest is increasing rapidly among men.
Plastic surgery is generally divided into two main areas, reconstructive plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.
Within reconstructive plastic surgery one works primarily with the aim of reconstructing an appearance which has been damaged by disease or injury.
The sector is mainly carried out within the public health care system.
Cosmetic surgery (aesthetic surgery/beauty surgery) on the other hand aims at changing, improving or restoring a person’s appearance in accordance with the person’s desires.
Cosmetic plastic surgery is almost exclusive to private clinics and is financed by the patient.