Facial Bone Reconstruction FAQs

General FAQs
  • Q1 :

    Plastic Surgery - Why the "Plastic"?

  • The word "plastic" comes from the Greek word plastikos, meaning "to mold or shape."
  • Q2 :

    What is plastic surgery?

  • Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that reconstructs facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. The plastic surgery is also involved with the enhancement of the appearance of a person through such operations as rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, facelift and liposuction.
  • Q3 :

    Will I be able to cope with the pain after the procedure?

  • Each patient tolerates pain post-operatively in a different way. Some patients experience pain as an ache, others have greater discomfort. Pain medications are prescribed for post-operative patients, and these aid to minimize the discomfort.

    Most facial cosmetic operations have minimal postoperative discomfort. Liposuction is slightly more uncomfortable, and operations that require elevation or tightening of the muscles, such as breast augmentation or abdominoplasty have discomfort equal to that experienced after a cesarean section.