Description

Plastic surgery is a broad, varied and exciting field of surgery. Primarily concerned with the restoration of form and function, plastic surgeons manage conditions affecting all areas of the body and all age groups, from neonates to the elderly. Although most consultants participate in on call rotas and maintain a broad base of skills, most develop a specialist interest in one or more of the following areas:Head and Neck Surgical OncologyCleft Lip and Palate Surgery (including craniofacial abnormalities)Breast SurgeryHand and Upper Limb SurgeryBurns surgerySkin and soft tissue tumoursLower limb traumaAesthetic surgeryAcademic Plastic SurgeryPaediatric Plastic SurgeryOne of the most fulfilling aspects of plastic surgery is the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in other surgical specialties. Plastic surgeons often operate alongside surgeons working in Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery, Trauma and Orthopaedics, General Surgery and Breast Surgery. Plastic surgery is also closely allied to Aesthetic Surgery; the techniques learnt as part of reconstructive training can readily be applied to alter parts of the body to improve their appearance.Plastic Surgery is the most diverse of all the surgical specialties operating on all age groups from the newborn to elderly, male and female and as you can see from the sub-specialties throughout the body. As a result there is a field of Plastic Surgery to welcome almost any surgical trainee.Registration£200