World Plastic Surgery Day

July 15 is World Plastic Surgery Day!

World Plastic Surgery Day originated in India where plastic surgery itself originated as early as 800 B.C. While this special day is not as well-known here in America, it is an excellent opportunity to share with our community the truth about plastic surgery and why we love it!

What is Plastic Surgery?

The word “plastic” often comes with a negative connotation because it can be confused with the idea of being artificial. But in reality, the word “plastic” comes from the Greek word “plastikos” which means to mold or give form. Plastic surgeons are driven by the desire to help others by both improving appearance and reconstructing deformities caused by injury or illness.

The Types

In general, there are two main types of plastic surgery: reconstructive and cosmetic. Reconstructive is done to correct an abnormality or deformity caused by injury, illness, or present at birth. It can be done to correct the function and also for improving appearance. Cosmetic surgery has a focus on improving appearance by repairing or reshaping.

Plastic surgeons can specialize in an area of the body such as the face and neck, the bones of the skull, or the hands. Plastic surgery covers such a wide variety of specialties that there are even sub-specialties within specialties. You will want to call on a plastic surgeon to deal with issues from cleft pallet, to burns, to breast augmentation. Some surgeons will choose to focus on one specialized area while others will work with the entire scope of plastic surgery. Either way, a surgeon with the right credentials and licensing is the only way to go!

Dr. Chadwell has extensive training in surgery, specializing in facial, head, and neck plastic surgery. Looking for a chin implant? A face or neck lift? Nose reconstruction? Dr. Chadwell is an expert in all of these areas and plenty more. Contact his office today for a consultation!

The Importance

Plastic surgery can involve any part of your anatomy short of the central nervous system. This keys you in to how vital this type of practice is! Not only can plastic surgery improve the function of an aspect of your body, but it can leave you feeling more confident and happy. It can help you to age gracefully. It can allow you to look the age that you feel, revitalizing your whole life.

The Doctors

What does it take to become a plastic surgeon? The only kind of plastic surgeon you want to visit is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. A surgeon that is board certified has graduated from an accredited medical school and done extensive training in surgery as well as specifically in plastic surgery.

Where to go for Plastic Surgery

Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery is the place to go in the South Bend area. Dr. Chadwell has two board certifications, extensive training, and years of experience and happy clients. When you meet with Dr. Chadwell, you will be blessed with a knowledgeable, compassionate doctor who is skilled in a wide range of procedures including surgical and non-surgical.

Celebrate World Plastic Surgery Day along with us by contacting Dr. Chadwell’s office today!