Cosmetic surgery is focused on enhancing a patient’s appearance by improving aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and proportions of the face and body.
Procedures are available for almost any part of the body. The core principles of cosmetic surgery remain focused on respecting anatomic zones, preserving vascularity, replacing like tissue with like tissue, and fostering wound healing by minimizing tissue trauma, which can cause scarring. As a diverse surgical specialty, the discipline of cosmetic surgery not only interacts with other disciplines of medicine but also merges medical science with the art of physical restoration. It couples careful evaluation of defects with sophisticated arrangements of tissue to improve the uniformity and natural resemblance of repair. Innovative techniques used in cosmetic surgery are largely the result of various clinical applications.