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Buttock and Breast Augmentation (NYC), Park Plaza Plastic Surgery New York (NY)

May 01, 2008

Some people may think that plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery are the same thing, and there is a great deal of overlap between the two terms, but each of them stresses different parts of what we do at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery.  Plastic derives from the Greek “plastikos” meaning to mold, so plastic surgery is surgery that shapes or forms the human body, emphasizing the ability of surgery to change features of the body. Cosmetic, on the other hand, comes from the same Greek root as cosmos... More

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May 01, 2008

The facelift is a very recent discovery in plastic surgery.  Nose and ear reconstruction were practiced in ancient India.  Eyelid surgery was successfully practiced in the sixteenth century.  Abdominoplasty (without navel reposition), what we would call rhinoplasty, breast lift, and breast reduction were all well-accepted procedures by the mid-nineteenth century.  But facelifts were not invented until well into the twentieth century. At first, facelifts were only made by repositioning the... More

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