The word “Plastic” in medical terms implies sculpting or reshaping, and is derived from the Greek word “πλαστική” (“plastici“).
With a history going as far back as 2000 B.C, ancient physicians practiced some of the most basic forms of plastic surgery. Reeds were used in Egyptian nose reconstruction to keep the nostrils open as the nose healed. An Indian doctor Acharya Sushrut, published the first collection of medical texts about plastic surgery in 600 B.C. Embracing a culture which highly valued the physique and beauty of the natural human form, ancient Roman doctors operated on former gladiators whose bodies and faces had become severely damaged.
The past 100 years however, have witnessed tremendous progress in the field of plastic surgery. Virtually all types of plastic surgery have undergone considerable technological advancement and this specialty continues to evolve daily.
Through its evolution, Plastic Surgery has branched with each sub specialty clearly defining its focus:
The procedures, techniques, and principles of cosmetic surgery are entirely focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance. Improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportion are the key goals.
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery as a specialty is dedicated to the correction and reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.
At Salus, we offer a range of Plastic Surgery procedures specific to your needs: