The use of surgery to restore the form and function of the body, plastic surgeons do reconstructive surgery on faces after trauma and to reconstruct the breasts and body after cancer. The common feature is that the operation attempts to restore the anatomy or the function of the body part to normal.
Reconstructive plastic surgeons use the concept of reconstruction to manage increasingly complex wounds. This ranges from very simple techniques such as primary closure and dressings to more complex skin grafts, tissue expansion and free flaps.
Cosmetic surgery procedures include breast enhancement reduction and lift, facelift, forehead lift upper and lower eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, chemical peel, nose reshaping, liposuction, nasal reconstruction, as well as tummy tuck.