Origin Of Plastic Surgery And Its Contemporary Development

Plastic Surgery

Legion of species lives on the earth, but only one has hegemony over others. And that species are humans, as they are influencing and exploiting the things as per as their wish. Gone are the days when a disease like polio, tetanus was dubbed as inherent and incurable. Now the technological advancement has surpassed the conventional thinking (that every defect in humans is natural) and manifested its potential to flabbergast the masses.

This advancement has benefited the medical field and thus to its creators, which raised the life expectancy, standard of living, and enhances the quality of a life. Plastic surgery is one the headway that emanates from the battery of medical development. In this, a skin from one part of the body is lacerated and amalgamated to another (where it is required). Let have a look at how its origin started-


It is believed that Sushruta was the pioneered who performed the plastic surgery around 2500 years ago. His findings are mentioned in Sushruta Samhita (Sushruta’s compendium) which is assumed to be the part of Atharvaveda (one of the four Vedas mentioned in Indian history). In his compendium (written in the Sanskrit language), he described teachings of the surgery, its allied branches, various surgical equipment, diverse surgical method, and many more things.

All these aided the build out of the present day medical advancement. History has a crucial role in the progress of technological manifestation in every field. After having understood the origin of the surgery, our inventory is enough filled to move on to comprehend the contemporary expansion.

Contemporary development

Earlier it was limited to cure the body of an individual by the use of plastic surgery, but now it has been divided into the varied category. These categories can be summed into two categories.

  1. Reconstructive surgery- This is mainly done to bring the body back to its original state. It includes burns treatment, craniofacial surgery (surgery to cure parts of the head like jaw, neck, face, skull etc.), hand surgery (it is for the hand as the name suggests) and microsurgery (this is done at a very minute level where tissues are involved).
  2. Cosmetic surgery- This mainly deals in the overall appearance of the body. In this, an individual wants to enhance their beauty by having a surgery which includes surgery of laser hair remover, Botox, breast reduction or augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery etc.

Earlier people were critical about plastic surgery by considering its side effect and other social taboo, but when it has shown the promising results people start viewing it a plausible one. Now there are many famous practitioners of this surgery who is into this business for many years and one of them is Dr. George M. Varkarakis.

He is a plastic and reconstructive surgeon based in Miami (U.S) and provides various services in Botox, body lifter, profound skin tightening, lip surgery, facelift, PRP therapy etc. He has 18 years of practice experience in the medical field and is also editorial board members. He is known for his most advanced techniques to find solutions for his patients.

Now I can surely say that after reading up to this, you people have gained enough knowledge about the origin of plastic surgery, its Indian nexus, about the Sushruta and then to its contemporary developments. Well, these advancements are not limited to the above-mentioned surgery, it has immense application in the field of medical science. The techniques of 3-dimensional printing of the organs are the future of this surgery and many experiments are underway to make it perfect.

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