The word "Plastic" originated from Greek terminology "Plastikos" which means moulding. Today Plastic Surgery has a wide application and is not merely "a nose job" or a "face lift".
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is divided into the following sub-specialties all of which are offered at the Mann Mediciti. General Plastic Surgery Cranio - Maxillofacial surgery Aesthetic (cosmetic) Plastic Surgery Micro and Hand Surgery Head and Neck Reconstruction Acute burns and Post Burn problems
It includes those surgical procedures employed to correct complex congenital (since birth) and acquired (post-trauma) deformities. Severely disfigured patients, either due to congenital abnormality or secondary to trauma can be given a great deal of benefit by Craniofacial operations. Common Craniofacial deformities that can be corrected are:
Microsurgery is a sub specialty performed with the aid of a microscope on structures that are barely visible to the naked eye. This sub specialty mainly deals with " Replantations" (reattaching severed parts of the limb). For a successful Replantation, preservation of the amputated part is important. The amputated part should be preserved DRY in a DRY polythylene bag. This bag should be immersed in a mixture of ice and cold water.