The Difference Between Pediatric Surgery & Adult Plastic Surgery

The Difference Between Pediatric Surgery & Adult Plastic Surgery

by Natalie (SU)
The word “plastic” comes from the Greek plastikos – meaning "to build up" or "to take form." Surgery is the treatment of injuries or medical conditions with operative instruments. Hence, plastic surgery remakes or reforms parts of the body through reconstructive and cosmetic surgical procedures. Did you know that plastic surgery can apply to children as well as adults? Just as pediatricians differ from internal medicine doctors, pediatric plastic surgeons are distinct from general plastic surgeons.