You may have came across horror stories on botched plastic surgery procedures, and there are many movies and documentary on this subject as well. Horror movie such as the Korean Cinderella may put some people off plastic surgeries.
Encountering something new is an experience all individuals have, at some stage of their lives. You could be stepping into the world of plastic surgery, and the terms associated with the various procedures are not familiar to you. Do not be alarmed by this, you just need to learn about them, in preparation for your discussions with a registered Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, during your consultations. Below some of them are explained, the first being the term cookie-cutter plastic surgery.
The term cookie-cutter plastic surgery may not be one you necessarily want, although we all tend to love cookies. The term actually refers to the use of the same identical techniques or procedures, in the treatment of all patients. A skilled plastic surgeon such as one practicing in plastic surgery Perth being a location where several are located, will be able to offer guidance as to what procedures are ideal for your needs, and designed to suit your type of body. If for any reason you are not confident, that your surgeon is treating you on an individual basis, then it is recommended that you search for a new surgeon. Another term is back-alley plastic surgery, which is also one you may want to avoid, although it may sound good.
This is actually referring to an increasing trend where under-trained or unlicensed persons offer their services, to perform plastic surgery procedures at lower costs. In the world of cosmetic surgery, this is considered to be a scary development, as persons who try the services of these persons, usually end up being physically harmed or worse. You should never compromise your health, just because lower prices are being offered. Yet another set of terms are invasive or non-invasive.
While searching the Internet or written publications about the methods associated with plastic surgery, two of the words you may come across are invasive or non-invasive. Minor and major surgeries requiring the administering of general anesthesia, are usually involved with the former. Such examples include breast augmentation, face lifts and liposuction. The latter is normally performed on OPD, which does not require longer recovery time. The hindrance with this is that the results are not long-lasting. Examples include micro dermabrasion, chemical peels and Botox injections.
Another of the more common words used in the field of plastic surgery is medispa. There are contrasting opinions as to whether medispa is good or bad. There are some facilities that provide both spa treatments and non-invasive treatments, therefore referred to as a medispa, but in recent years there have been reports that untrained personnel are hired to give cosmetic medicines. It is therefore important that a plastic surgeon that is board-certified is sourced, to provide supervision of the entire facility.
The last set of words would be those that end in the suffix “plasty”, such as lipoplasty or abdominoplasty. These two however are not new terms, but rather are clinical terms for the more popular words: liposuction and “tummy tuck” respectively. Procedures that have a more colloquial synonym are usually described by words ending in “plasty”.
There are additional terms that you will need to understand and become familiar with, but initially those discussed here are enough for you to begin with.