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The Hatfields' struggle to get Michael's surgery covered illustrates a new problem in health care: Some plans are denying or fighting claims for reconstructive surgery for children with facial deformities, women who have had mastectomies and accident victims with scars and burns. The insurers say the work is "cosmetic" and therefore not a medical necessity.
Men make up 85 percent of board-certified plastic surgeons. If, in 2016, you selected one of those surgeons at random, you would have been nearly six times more likely to wind up with a man than with a woman.
Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are in high demand which means a lot for their future. Previously, there were many issues with plastic surgery but today there are many promises that are yet to be met. With the increase in demand, some things in the future of plastic surgery are very easy to predict. However, there are many restrictions and laws governing the whole process. In this brief, we will talk about all the things we expect in the future of plastic surgery.
The difference is everything, the difference is nothing. It depends on whose perspective it's coming from. By definition, all plastic surgeons are trained and capable of performing "cosmetic surgery," but not all Cosmetic Surgeons are Plastic Surgeons. What does this mean? It means that the true education, training, and ability of a Plastic Surgeon encompasses ALL that is cosmetic surgery, but those who call themsevles "cosmetic surgeons or cosmetic doctors" are not all Plastic
Gillies described the development of plastic surgery as a “strange new art”. Many techniques were developed by trial and error, although some mirrored work that had been done centuries previously in India. One of the main techniques Gillies developed was tube pedicle skin-grafting.
The first recorded plastic surgery dates back to the Old Kingdom from 3000 to 2500 BC. Reconstructive surgery techniques were being carried out in India by 800 BC. Years and years later, the first American plastic surgeon, John Peter Mettauer, performed the first cleft palate operation with instruments that he designed himself in 1827.
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