The board certified plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon is specialized in the restoration of form and function of the human body. Nowadays our specialty is primarily consulted with reconstructive problems following breast cancer, hand issues, questions following trauma or the wish to appear more ‘youthfully’.

Nonetheless, the applicability of our specialty is even more widespread, i.e. when including modern techniques such as microsurgery (autologous tissue transplantation and connection to the blood perfusion elsewhere), (standardized) hand surgery, burns and its treatments, and the experimental developments in the field of tissue engineering. Tissue engineering means the research and development of artificial organs, skin or highly sophisticated cellular complexes (3D scaffolds working as organs) aiming at restoration of lost function. Like currently no other medical specialty, plastic surgery considers itself as a ‘team player’. In many cases, a single specialist is not enough to tackle the entirety of patient-related health issues. As a result, various consultants and specialized groups meet and discuss medical problems in order to achieve a solution. With regards to complex surgical cases, often times, the plastic surgeon has the role of ‘moderator’ or ‘coordinator’, since he or she is specialized in conservative and operative treatment of wounds. These issues not only consist of complications following surgical procedures, but possibly resulting from radiation or chemotherapy.

Over time, with the development of technical equipment such as the microscope and its evolutionary refinements, the spectrum of treatment options as well as surgical indications have increased enormously, like in few other medical specialties.

Plastic surgery understands itself as an ‘integrating and integrative’ medical specialty, if asked for, being able to participate and contribute in the healing process in every part of the human body. Using exactly these techniques, plastic aesthetic surgery emerged as an integral part of the plastic surgical training program. Sound and solid knowledge of scar formation, factors influencing tissue composition / fluid load (and the effects of implementing naturally occurring filler material which restores lost tissue tension due to ageing and fibrosis which results in a more ‘youthful’ appearance), make the plastic surgeon the specialist in dealing with age-related phenomena.

With passing the boards of plastic surgery and therefore successfully participating in the specialist training program, the plastic surgeon is able to offer several treatment options for lost form and function of the human body. Cautiously weighing these options with the ideas and expectations of the patient results in a balanced (realistic) treatment plan. Corresponding wishes, prerequisites, already existing conceptions and ideas are subject to the consultation with the specialist who will then define an individual solution, based upon the current standard of care. The challenge is to achieve the goal as closely as possible. ‘One size fits all’ is nowadays considered out-dated.

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