What is plastic surgery?- It is a popular misconception that the word plastic in plastic surgery means artificial. Rather, the word is derived from the ancient Greek word plastikos, which means to mold or give form.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involved with the reconstruction of facial and body tissue defects due to illness, trauma, or birth disorders.
Plastic surgery restores and improves function, as well as appearance. It can involve surgery on any part of the anatomy, except the central nervous system, including the following: Skin (including skin cancer, scars, burns, birthmarks, and tattoo removal) Maxillofacial (the facial skeleton) Congenital anomalies (including deformed ears, cleft palate, and cleft lip)
What does plastic surgery include?
Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures:
Reconstructive plastic surgery. involves the restoration of form and function in any area of the body. This might include repairing a hole left when a bone tumor is removed, reconstructing a breast following a mastectomy. In general, reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by the following:Trauma/ Infection / Developmental abnormalities / Congenital (present at birth) anomalies / Disease / Tumors This type of surgery is usually performed to improve function, but may also be performed to approximate a normal appearance.
Hand surgery, including treatment of acute and chronic hand and upper limb problems, such as carpal tunnel surgery and brachial plexus repair.
Cosmetic (or Aesthetic) surgery, Cosmetic surgery is performed to repair or reshape otherwise normal structures of the body, generally, to improve appearance, such as breast reduction or augmentation, liposuction, facelifts, and skin treatments.
Craniofacial surgery, a major component of Pediatric Plastic Surgery, for children born with abnormalities of the face or head, from craniosynostosis (improper development of the skull bones) to cleft palate to jaw reconstruction.
Oral and Maxiollofacial Surgery, which relates to the mouth and jaw. It can help patients who suffer from jaw pain or injuries, and even sleep disorders
Microsurgery, in which surgeons reattach tiny pieces of tissue taken from a donor or from another part of a patient’s body. Microsurgeons specialize in the reconnection of nerves, muscles, and blood vessels.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Known for being a pioneer in its field, the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Rajarajeswari Medical College and Hospital , Bangalore, continues to work in the forefront of Reconstructive , cosmetic, Trauma and Burns. We combine attention to technique and technology with a dedication to the well-being of every patient. Patients have access to the advanced medical expertise of our own faculty and staff, and to specialists from around the institution. Our surgeons work closely with experts of every kind, from pediatricians, to dermatologists and orthopedists. This unique multidisciplinary approach ensures that each patient has the best opportunity for a successful outcome—regardless of how small or complex the procedure
AN INTEGRATED APPROACH
The Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is strongly committed to excellence in patient care and cross-disciplinary research that brings current medical developments into clinical practice. Through the years, our efforts have been strongly supported by four important pillars : excellence in clinical care, service , education and cutting edge research.
The Department of Plastic Surgery is committed to the education and training of tomorrow's doctors.. Our educational programs in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery impart outstanding clinical skills as well as deep commitment to academic and research pursuits.
Our curriculum fosters the development of leadership abilities in clinical practice while encouraging teaching and research in basic, clinical, and social Medicine
The Rajarajeswari Medical college and Hospital Bangalore was recently awarded A Grade at the NAAC inspection .
There are several fully equipped and staffed specialty divisions within the Department of Plastic Surgery.
The Department of Plastic Surgery also conducts multidisciplinary clinical programs for trauma , congenital defects, reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Clinic serve as centers for patient care, as well as clinical and basic translational research.
Our department operates a facility that is designed for your comfort, and our surgeons and staff place a high emphasis on education, communication, compassion, and comprehensive treatment for every procedure we offer. We are here to assist patients through every step of the treatment process.