As a Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic surgeon, my advice to all readers is to make aesthetic attempts to the experts of the subject. We want to start my article with the correct name of the specialty. His specialty is not Plastic surgery. Its correct name is: “Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery.” We cover a small area of aesthetic surgery within the specialty of plastic surgeons. The term “plastic” means “shape,” and the term “reconstructive” means “Reconstruction” for short. Therefore, the task of our branch is to restore a loss that occurs in any area of our body for any reason. A team congenital diseases (cleft lip and palates, facial anomalies, defects, ear malformations, breast development problems, such as contractures) and acquired diseases ( tissue loss, finger-hand-leg-breaks, skin cancer, facial fractures due to traffic accidents, burns, and tissue-dependent losses) branches of our reconstruction procedures” is located within. We wanted to write this article because We don’t think it’s right for a specialty with such challenging fields to be recognized as just a “Plastic Surgeon.” Yes, we are “Plastic Surgeons,” but we are Plastic surgeons and Plastic and Reconstructive surgeons.
There are some decisively known concepts among the population. We would like to clarify some concepts that We have heard from people applying for plastic surgery.
What are an esthetician, a plastic surgeon, and a medical esthetician?
Estheticians; never a doctor (Faculty of Medicine, didn’t read), or by the Ministry of an education course approved by the Ministry completed the certificate program in seeing beauty salons, certified and working in the beauty salon, the removal of the needle venture outside of the authority to make non-beauty experts. There are also no deep chemical peeling (skin peeling) powers.
Medical aesthetic physician: Our general practitioner friends are a graduate of the faculty of medicine, which has limited authority for several non-interventional (non-surgical) aesthetic practices by attending a course organized by the Ministry of health for one semester. There are no laser hair removal powers other than IPL laser.
Plastic surgeon: after graduating from medical school, six years of training in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Training and Research Hospital in the specialty of medical school or an assistant in the passing of exams by expert medical specialization successful are the people who have adopted the title and the master’s thesis. In addition to all the interventions mentioned above, he is the only person authorized to perform all kinds of aesthetic applications and surgeries. In addition, since September 19, 2008, the authority of laser hair removal has been given to plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeons and dermatologists.
Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic surgeons perform aesthetic surgeries. However, today some people and centers are trying to do some things by seeing only their technicality, without knowing the work’s anatomy, physiology, and dangers in the end. The lie is wrong. It should be noted that even with the simplest attempt, there are great risks. During the simplest procedure, the patient’s blood pressure and blood sugar may drop. These people (centers that do this work, except for doctors) cannot understand what is happening to the patient, nor can they intervene, and the result can be a disaster at any time. If the made drug needles are accidentally inserted into the vein, the patient may be in danger at any time if he has a drug allergy. These are the things We have told you about what can happen in “hair transplant” surgery, which is the simplest aesthetic surgery in plastic surgery. It is necessary to consider more extensive interventions.
That’s why people who are considering plastic surgery should first consult with a Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic surgeon. It is recommended that they conduct research about the doctor (experience, patient recommendations, place of work, etc.), get information from their doctor about the physical conditions of the hospital where the operation will be performed.
Please note that the most acceptable type of aesthetic surgery is the one that is “performed at once and gets the best result.”
Common questions about Aesthetic Surgery
1. Do you do aesthetics?
First of all, when contacting your doctor, contact him with a question stating your main complaint. Do you do rhinoplasty? As.
2. Will my nose fall off if I get a nose job?
No, we won’t. A condition known as falling in the nose is that after surgery, the swelling in the nose (which we call edema) begins to go down (about 9-12 months), irregularities in the nose, or the tip of the nose falls down. We do not encounter this situation in a rhinoplasty operation performed in the right hands in accordance with the rules.
3. Do I have a lot of pain when taking tampons after nose surgery?
Many patients are afraid of nose surgery because of this question. Nasal tampons used today are small-sized, easy-to-pull, non-stick tampons. There are no clothes placed for meters. Depending on the surgical technique used, nose surgery is also performed without a tampon.
4. Do I get a black eye after nose surgeries?
This situation basically depends on two factors. The first is the factors belonging to the patient. The second is the factors belonging to the doctor. Depending on the person’s anatomical and skin structure, swelling and bruises may occur. Some patients have little. Some patients have more. Depending on the doctor, the degree of bruising may vary depending on the surgical technique he uses. But no matter how much it swells, swells decays. This condition is a temporary process and completely passes between 1 and 2 weeks.
5. Do I have a lot of pain in nose surgery?
Pain is a personal concept, and the degree of perception of pain by each person is different. Nose surgery is quite comfortable under general anesthesia. Almost no patient, due to the drugs used, mentions pain when he wakes up.
6. Can nose surgery be done with local anesthesia?
Maybe. To remember this operation well in the future, my personal preference is to do it with general anesthesia.
7. Can the breathing problem be corrected in aesthetic nose surgery?
One of the most important questions is this question. For a complete operation, it is necessary to ensure optimal breathing. The operation we call septoplasty is the correction of the middle cartilage of the nose, which is curved. Anesthetic intervention will also fail if this internal curvature cannot be successfully corrected. Most importantly, there is difficulty breathing at the end of the operation. For this reason, even if the patient does not say it during aesthetic nose surgery, all the curvatures detected during the operation should be corrected, and interventions aimed at maximizing breathing should be performed.
8. What is the edema mentioned in nose surgery?
Edema is a swelling of the tissue that occurs after surgery. This condition is more or less observed in every patient. In the early period, it decreases rapidly. But a small amount of edema goes down over a long period. It takes an average of 9-12 months for the nose to get its final shape. However, it is very early for the patient and his/her environment to understand the result of the aesthetic operation. The edema we are talking about (the part that goes down for a long time) is the part that only very sensitive people will notice, and plastic surgeons will notice.
9. At what age can breast reduction be performed?
It can be done to every woman who has completed puberty.
10. Does breast reduction surgery prevent breastfeeding?
No, it usually doesn’t. But the amount of milk may decrease, as it is closely related to the technique used. It may become difficult for milk to come to the nipple. Therefore, be sure to discuss this particular condition with your doctor.
11. Do breast surgeries increase the development of cancer? Does it make tracking difficult?
Aesthetic breast surgeries (Silicone prostheses, breast reduction, breast lift) have not been shown to increase the development of cancer (in scientific publications). The new generation of silicone prostheses is quite safe. However, since there is no FDA approval in America, silicone prostheses filled with water are used, and in our country, both these prostheses and prostheses filled with silicone (non-flowing silicone with Cohesive gel), which are the closest to normal tissue, are more commonly used. Prosthetic surgery and other breast surgery do not adversely affect cancer screening. But the most beautiful thing is that before aesthetic breast surgery, a breast examination is performed depending on the patient’s age. (In terms of tracking)
12. Can hair transplant be done to everyone?
It can be applied to every person who has no health problems and has a hair area removed.
13. Does the transplanted hair grow?
Since the transplanted hair is your hair and live hair, they grow, are cut, and dyed.
14. Can I get a hair transplant from someone else?
This is a tissue transplant. It is necessary to think about such as kidney and liver transplantation. Therefore, it cannot be done to people with tissue harmony. It can be applied in identical twins because the tissue compatibility is 100%. Otherwise, there will be tissue rejection.
15. Can the hair be replicated and transplanted?
This issue is currently at the experimental stage in many centers. Cells can be replicated, and new hair can be obtained. However, today it is only at the experimental stage, and it will take time to spread it and get its results.
16. How much do I lose weight with liposuction surgery?
It is a very asked and incorrectly known concept. This operation is not a weakening operation. It is a figure correction operation in which fat regional surpluses are removed. It should be done to provide a contour. It should be noted that the intake of a large amount of fat by the wrong people at once can lead to very bad consequences, which are also reflected in the press.
17. Does my old stomach form after tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery?
The patient who will have this surgery must first decide what he wants. What do you mean? This surgery, which is not performed for weight loss purposes, is an operation that has cracks in the abdomen or in which both the crack and the fatty area are removed. If the patient is determined to get rid of abdominal fat forever, the operation gives very good results. But if he gains 20 pounds after surgery, this surgery will not benefit because the abdominal area will also become fat.