Glossary of Terms Relating To Cosmetic And Plastic Surgery
When looking at all the different procedures that cosmetic surgery now offers to those who are potentially looking to partake in a little splash of aesthetic reassessment, it would seem perfectly reasonable and undeniably understandable to feel completely overwhelmed and at a loss as to what some of the procedures entail, as often their ingenious simplicity is belied by complex terminology which misleads and puts off many potential customers who might just find exactly what they never knew they were looking for underneath all of that verbose wordplay.
For instance, in breast procedures you can have breast augmentation, reduction and reconstruction, which all seems acceptably self-explanatory and above board, but when we get as far as words like mastopexy and gynaecomastia, our brains are liable just to give up all together and go on a nice holiday somewhere well away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday thinking, maybe even invest in a gondola.
Mastopexy is simply the correction of size and height of the breast using mammoplasty, or silicone implants, in what is commonly referred to as a breast lift, whilst gynaecomastia is simply breast reduction for blokes.
Blepharoplasty may sound like a drunken alphabet getting into a fight with some particularly sozzled syllables, but it is in fact the name for one of the more obscure practices of cosmetic surgery, that being eyelid surgery.
Rhinoplasty is a fairly widely used term and refers to the reshaping or restructuring of the nose, whilst the slightly less wide term, otoplasty, refers to the reshaping of the ear. As you become older you may well hear the word brachioplasty bandied about, and this refers to the tightening of the upper arm by the removal of loose skin and excess fat, which can occur in people as they grow older and their bodies start yearning to get back in touch with the ground.
Of course, there are hundreds of other examples of complex terminology taken from the Greek and given to you that will no doubt beguile the casual observer or cautious investigator, but overwhelm those who are looking at many different types of cosmetic surgery in the hope of finding the right one for them, but it is important to remember that cosmetic surgery is a lot simpler to understand than the ancient Greeks evidently would have had us believe, so if you’re seeking a consultation on the prospect of cosmetic surgery, just remember, don’t be afraid to ask.