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Plastic surgery

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Introduction
Plastic surgery is the branch of surgery specialising in repairing and reconstructing missing or damaged tissue and skin, usually due to surgery, illness, injury or an abnormality present from birth.
Why plastic surgery is used
Plastic surgery can be used to correct defects that are present from birth or to repair skin and tissue damage that is caused by disease, illness or injury.
How plastic surgery is performed
Plastic surgery can involve a number of different techniques to move and manipulate body tissue.
Complications of plastic surgery
As with any type of surgery, plastic surgery has associated risks and complications.