Monthly Archives: April 2021

How Did “Plastic Surgery” Get Its Name?

The term "plastic surgery" comes from the Greek word plastikos, which literally means sculpting. This term originally referred to clay sculpture. In fact, that's what plastic surgeons do: they sculpt the face, body and breasts of their patients to create a more pleasing aesthetic result. Did you know that the earliest attempts at plastic surgery occurred in …

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Guide to Post-Surgery Compression Garments

Depending upon the type of plastic surgery performed, a compression garment may be required after surgery for a specific period of time to aid in healing and reduce swelling. There are several benefits to these compression garments. Compression Garment Benefits Reduced Swelling Swelling is normal after any surgery. It is caused by the body’s increased …

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