The word “Plastic” originated from Greek terminology “Plastikos” which means moulding. Today Plastic Surgery has a wide application and is not merely “a nose job” or a “face lift”.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is divided into the following sub-specialties all of which are offered at the Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals. General Plastic Surgery Cranio – Maxillofacial surgery Aesthetic (cosmetic) Plastic Surgery Micro and Hand Surgery Head and Neck Reconstruction Acute burns and Post Burn problems
» General Plastic Surgery
» Cranio – Maxillofacial surgery
» Aesthetic (cosmetic) Plastic Surgery
» Micro and Hand Surgery
» Head and Neck Reconstruction
» Acute burns and Post Burn problems
Micro & Hand Surgery
Microsurgery is a sub specialty performed with the aid of a microscope on structures that are barely visible to the naked eye. This sub specialty mainly deals with ” Replantations” (reattaching severed parts of the limb). For a successful Replantation, preservation of the amputated part is important. The amputated part should be preserved DRY in a DRY polythylene bag. This bag should be immersed in a mixture of ice and cold water.