The term 'plastic surgery' can be utilized for both cosmetic and reconstructive reasons. Even in some cases, they can be similar but the difference still exists between these two specialties.


Plastic surgery is the surgery which restores the normal function and structure to the organs. The word 'plastic', originally from Greek, means the art of modeling. People do think plastic surgery is using plastic for the surgery but there is no connection with the plastic. With this surgery, the reconstruction usually uses the own tissue for replacement of lost tissue.

Cosmetic surgery is a one of a kind discipline of medicine concentrated on upgrading appearance through careful and therapeutic procedures. Cosmetic surgery can be performed on the head, neck, and body. Since the treated areas work appropriately, cosmetic surgery is elective. Cosmetic surgery is polished by specialists from an assortment of therapeutic fields, including plastic surgeons.


Many people are still thinking that there is no difference between cosmetic and plastic surgery. In fact, cosmetic surgery is a sort of plastic surgery. Cosmetic surgery is a kind of plastic surgery with the aim of alter natural appearance, plastic surgery is about fixing and reconstructing body parts due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, disease or other medical reasons.

It is imperative to note that while every plastic specialist have extensive preparation and can perform both reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery, not every single cosmetic specialist can perform reconstructive surgery due to the different trainings between plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery.