August 2021

What is plastic surgery? Tips for potential patients.

There is no such a human who would never heard about plastic surgery. Also, the most of people think about improving own appearance – at least once in a lifetime.

Thus, what is actually plastic surgery origins, goal, and specifics? The main aim of plastic surgery is to restore the function of tissues and skin to as close to normal as possible. Improving the appearance of body parts is also important - but the secondary aim. 

Plastic surgery restores and improves function, as well as appearance. It can involve surgical operations on any part of the anatomy, except the central nervous system, including:

The name of plastic surgery was not taken from the synthetic substance but from the Greek word “plastikos”, which means to form or mold (and which gives the material plastic its name as well). But plastic surgery is known as specific type of surgery that serves to change human appearance and ability to function - with the most positive intentions. Therefore, when it comes to plastic surgery, it defines a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. [1]


What Does Plastic Surgery Include?

Plastic surgery includes both reconstructive and aesthetic (cosmetic) procedures:

In general, reconstructive surgery is done on abnormal structures of the body that may be caused by the following cases: 

As mentioned above, such a type of surgery is usually carried out for improving essential functions, but it may also be done in order to change the appearance. However – it already applies to cosmetic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is done for repairing and/or reshaping otherwise normal structures of the body, generally, to improve appearance. [2]




What Is the Most Important in Preparing for Plastic Surgery?

Plastic operations can often help improve an individual self-esteem, own confidence and overall life quality… Therefore, it is essential to specify that plastic surgery might carry potential risks if the patient didn’t go through according checkup beforehand. In the case of unprofessional treatment, both minor and major plastic surgery cases might have undesired outcomes. In order to avoid them, all the preparations must be made according to qualified medical advice. Besides – all the prior preparations include numerous meetings and thorough discussions with the clinic staff which clarifies all stages of cosmetic surgery procedure. In such a way, any patient will be ready before undergoing any type of surgery. [3]

In addition to learning about plastic surgery procedure in more details - each potential patient should pay a close attention to preparations and required after care which always apply for each individual case.

The most important, and initial stage of the planning process for plastic surgery abroad is to ensure on the high quality of medical service, relevant successful experience and expertise, and all the necessary certifications and training possessed by selected clinique. If all the mentioned requirements and expectations are met, then the future patient can enjoy and take advantage of competitively priced medical procedures in the best clinique. [4]

Being based in Prague, Medical Travel Czech clinique is highly recommended for various types of IVF and egg donations, weight loss and plastic surgery, as well as, stem cell treatment. Here, any patient may rely on the qualified team consultation, help and aftercare suggestions in order to prevent any potential complications and enjoy getting a desired result of plastic surgery in Prague.



[1] National Health Society (UK): Plastic Surgery

[2] Royal College of Surgeons: Having Surgery

[3] American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Reconstructive Procedures

[4] Flawless Health: Plastic Surgery