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Plastic Surgery

While plastic surgeons are generally thought of as cosmetic surgeons (performing surgery aimed at modifying the shape of body structures to improve or restore appearance), they also perform the vital function of assessing and treating hand injuries, tendon injuries, and scars caused by trauma.

Plastic surgery includes reconstructive as well as aesthetic or cosmetic procedures. Reconstructive surgery is usually performed to modify structural abnormalities caused by trauma, disease, cancer or birth defects.