Sanjivani Vitalife

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

Our Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Department takes care of both children and adults in Pune

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Dr. Sandeep Naphade

Dr. Sandeep Naphade

Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery

The specialized department of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery at Sanjivani Vitalife

Plastic and cosmetic surgery are two closely related but distinct fields within the medical profession, both focused on enhancing or altering a person’s appearance. Here’s an overview of each:

Plastic Surgery:

Definition: Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that focuses on the reconstruction, restoration, or alteration of the human body. It encompasses a wide range of procedures, including reconstructive surgery to correct physical deformities caused by birth defects, trauma, burns, and disease, as well as aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery to enhance appearance.

Types of Procedures: Reconstructive Surgery: This includes procedures such as breast reconstruction following mastectomy, cleft lip and palate repair, hand surgery for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome or injuries, skin grafting for burns, and more. Hand Surgery: Specialized field within plastic surgery dealing with conditions of the hand and upper extremities. Microsurgery: Involves using specialized surgical techniques to repair small nerves and blood vessels, often necessary in reconstructive procedures. Training: Plastic surgeons typically undergo extensive training, including medical school, followed by residency training in plastic surgery, which can last several years. Some plastic surgeons pursue additional fellowship training in specific areas such as hand surgery, craniofacial surgery, or microsurgery.

Cosmetic Surgery: Definition: Cosmetic surgery is a subset of plastic surgery that focuses specifically on improving a person’s appearance through surgical techniques. Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is elective and is performed on normal parts of the body with the primary goal of enhancing aesthetic appeal.
Types of Procedures: Breast Augmentation: Enlargement of the breasts through the placement of implants. Rhinoplasty: Nose reshaping surgery to alter the size or shape of the nose. Liposuction: Removal of excess fat from specific areas of the body to improve contour. Facelift: Surgical procedure to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin on the face and neck. Botox and Dermal Fillers: Non-surgical procedures to reduce wrinkles and add volume to the face. Training: Cosmetic surgeons may have backgrounds in various medical specialties such as plastic surgery, dermatology, or otolaryngology. They often pursue additional training or fellowships specifically focused on cosmetic procedures.

Both plastic and cosmetic surgeons are committed to patient safety and satisfaction. It’s important for individuals considering any type of surgical procedure to consult with a qualified and experienced surgeon to discuss their goals, expectations, and any potential risks associated with the procedure. Additionally, patients should ensure that their surgeon is board-certified and has the appropriate credentials and experience in the specific procedure they are considering.