In this study we try to explore the concept of “Plastic Surgery” in a holistic context. The main focus of the research is on “Plastic Surgery” and its relation with “the need fulfillment of human beings”. The research also analyzes many aspects of “Plastic Surgery” and tries to gauge its effect on “the thinking patterns and the reputation of individuals” in terms of gender and ethnicity and the culture that they reside in. Finally the research describes various factors which are responsible for “Plastic Surgery” and tries to describe the overall effect of “Plastic Surgery” on “human development”.
Plastic surgery refers to any surgical or medical intervention to the body for aesthetic purposes, and is interchangeably referred to as Plastic surgery, plastic surgery, and aesthetic surgery. While Plastic surgery used to describe solely surgical interventions, it now refers to a range of procedures that include surgery, injectables, and laser and chemical treatments. The goals of Plastic surgery are also varied. While some patients seek Plastic surgery to improve their already-normative appearance, others aim to achieve a normative appearance through Plastic surgery. Plastic surgery is a controversial medical practice that is highly gendered and racialized (Kansupada, 1997, 159-67).
The majority of Plastic surgery patients are women and Plastic surgeons are men, and several surgeries have been developed to render a patient's features to more closely approximate Caucasian features. While Plastic surgery is still expensive, in the past 20 years it has become more accessible and affordable due to the availability of credit cards to finance Plastic surgery and other payment plans, less invasive procedures that do not require overnight stays, and a greater selection of practicing Plastic surgeons with varying credentials. The acceptability of Plastic surgery has also increased with its popularity, and this has been facilitated in North America by a greater awareness of Plastic surgery procedures in popular culture.
Types of Plastic Surgery
A wide range of procedures are encompassed by Plastic surgery including surgical procedures for the face and body. Some common facial Plastic surgeries include rhytidectomy (face, brow, forehead, chin, or cheek lifts), rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), blepharoplasty (reshaping of the eyelids, frequently to create a double eyelid fold), chin and cheek augmentation (insertion of an implant into the chin or cheek), and liposuction (removal of fat). Plastic surgery procedures include mammoplasty (breast implants, reductions, and lifts), abdominoplasty (removal of fat and skin from the abdomen), liposuction (removal of fat), labiaplasty and vaginoplasty (reshaping and augmentation of the labia and vagina), and implants (such as buttock and calf augmentation) (Lock, 2001, 652).
In the 2000s, the market for less invasive Plastic procedures burgeoned in North America, and the definition of Plastic surgery widened in response. These procedures are commonly performed with no or local anesthetic in Plastic surgery clinics, dermatology practices, spas and salons, and comprise chemical and laser treatments, as well as injectables. Chemical peels involve the application of acid to the skin, which causes the dead skin to eventually peel off and reveal smoother skin underneath. Chemical peels ...