Here are some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that we receive:
What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?
Reconstructive surgery is performed to correct congenital defects in the body or to repair congenital defects or trauma to the body. It’s purpose is generally to restore function, but sometimes is performed to restore appearance. Cosmetic surgery’s primary function is to reshape normal structures of the body to improve appearance and self-esteem.
Why is it called Plastic surgery? Is there any plastic involved?
The word “plastic” comes from the Greek word plastikos, meaning “to mold or shape.” Many of the first plastic surgeries were developed to close a difficult wound or replace tissue lost due to injury or cancer.
Why am I told that I have to quit smoking before I can have many of the cosmetic surgery procedures?
Smoking significantly increases the risk of severe infections, pneumonia, and tissue death. Specifically, nicotine closes the blood vessels responsible for bringing oxygenated blood to the tissues. In addition to its healing power, oxygen also fights infection and helps to keep tissue alive, as well as being instrumental in delivering important medications like antibiotics.
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to consult with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jejurikar or for more information about our services, please contact our office directly at 214.827.2814.