For one to be a surgeon, they have to study medicine and major in surgery whereby they can now practice surgery as professionals. This area medicine requires high level skills as it involves treatment through cutting or the patient’s body and remove or repair or even replace the affected part.
Surgeons will mostly narrow down the broad range of surgeries conducted and therefore major in a narrower area like neurosurgeons who deals with the area of central nervous system, pediatric surgeons deal with surgical problems in children ranging from newborns to teenagers. Most practicing plastic surgeons however have a wide range since they deal with patients from all ages, gender and all body parts. The trending category of plastic surgery is cosmetic or aesthetic surgery which entails body enhancing procedures. Reasons for undergoing a plastic surgery can include but not limited to the following, beauty enhancement for personal reasons, need for change of one’s appearance, medical reasons like breast reduction, rectifying an abnormality such as a cleft lip etc. Craniofacial surgery is a category of plastic surgery that involves surgery of the facial skeleton. Craniofacial surgeons who have thorough background in facial attractive often work with the maxillofacial surgeons who are mostly concerned with the bones of teeth. For treatment of children conditions say maybe cleft lip or extra fingers at birth, a pediatric plastic surgery is required. Another type of surgeon in the plastic surgery field is burn surgeon who usually operates a patient as a result of a burn which could be immediately or reconstructive surgery which is done after the healing of the wound. One of the key principle for plastic surgeons is a careful and exact plan of how the surgery will take place before it actually happens. This is absolutely necessary and the patient also deserves to know so as to eliminate cases of failed surgeries as a result of lack of prior planning. The best plastic surgeon is one who puts a patients concerns at the top of the surgery plan and explains what is not possible and what will be possible in order for the patient to decide. Skin grafting refers to the plastic surgery procedure that involves the transfer of skin tissue. Cosmetic procedures for plastic surgery have become popular recently as they deal with issues that affect most people today on beauty enhancement. Among the most performed operation procedures in the category of cosmetic surgery are; abdominoplasty, breast implants or reductions, liposuction and skin grafting.