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A surgical procedure to improve look

  • 'Plastic' is derived from the Greek word 'plastikos' to mean 'molding or giving form'.
  • 91% of plastic Surgery patients are Women and only 9% are men.
  • Most plastic surgeries are performed so as to look like celebrities.
  • Egyptians are one of the early users of plastic surgery when they used it on the dead so that the person looks the same even after death.
  • During Middle Ages, plastic surgery is considered sin because it alters the God's creation.
  • India is reported to have performed Nose surgery in 600 B.C.
  • During the 16th century, cosmetic procedures were actually performed in barbershops by regular barbers.
  • Plastic surgery techniques were improved many folds because of demand to treat the injured in the World War.
  • Dr. Yves-Gerard Illouz is attributed for the modern liposuction technique using blunt cannulas for fat removal was developed in France in the year 1977.
  • US president Bill Clinton introduced a bill stating that the cost of plastic surgeries should be covered under insurance policies was put forward for the first time.
  • Nose reshaping and breast augmentation are the two most famous plastic surgeries performed all over the world. The top five surgical cosmetic procedures are liposuction, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty (nose jobs) and face lifts
  • 6-15% of patients seeking cosmetic surgery have BDD. BDDD is Body dysmorphic disorder, a psychological disorder where a person is fixated with a flaw in their appearance, which is often very minor or not real.
  • Dr. Keith Durante, a New York based plastic surgeon has created a new form of hair transplant. His $7500 Cara Package is named after Cara Delevingne, a model who became popular from the movie Paper Towns.
  • The US has spent $10 Billion on plastic surgery in 2009.
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