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What is the difference between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery?

  • Posted: Wednesday 01 July, 2015

Plastic and reconstructive surgery has two branches, cosmetic surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is designed to improve a person’s aesthetic appearance by altering or reshaping facial or bodily features. Reconstructive surgery is concerned with improving function or to minimize disfigurement that has occurred as a result of an accident, disease or birth defect.