The Scope of Plastic Surgery
Plastic surgery can be defined as a problem solving surgical discipline. It is unique in that it spans the entire body and does not have a defined anatomic area. The plastic surgeon extends his surgical activities, not only to the skin, but also to locations as diverse as the face, hands, neck, limbs, chest, abdomen, breasts and the scalp. The two arms of plastic surgery are reconstructive surgery and aesthetic (cosmetic) surgery.