Limits of Cosmetic and Facial Reconstruction

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What can you expect of plastic surgeons after disfiguring violent acts such as animal bites, acid or heat burns?

Nonconstructive Cosmetic Surgeries

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Though there are many examples of overdone cosmetic surgery, it is generally undertaken to make someone appear more youthful or attractive. This differs from reconstruc­tive surgery that has the goal of correcting anatomical irregularities.

Separating conjoined twins (when practical) or removing extra append­ages are not considered cosmetic. This is often deemed medically necessary. Disfiguring violent acts such as animal bites, acid or heat burns require a series reconstructive surgeries.

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