Why is plastic surgery so called when no plastic is used?
I would imagine because many people consider plastic to be equal to fake?
When referring to materials or substances, the word "plastic" means easily shaped , modeled or molded. In biology it refers to change or variety. The plastic surgeon, changes the shape of things.
It had these meanings before it became associated with polymer synthetic materials that have that property.
Maybe they used a form of plastic to reconstruct deformed areas on a person body or face when this type of surgery was first performed in 1917.
I am so glad you asked this question. I had no idea. now that I have read these answers. now I know..
congrats on asking a good question, which many of us don't know. I shall study the answer and make me updated on the subject.
I don't know, but some faces look "plastic" when the job is overdone!
It comes from the Greek word 'Plastikos", meaning to shape and mold. See? That guy was right in the movie, "My Big Fat Greek Wedding", everything is from the Greeks. lol
Hi Rajan, great question! Plastic is from the Greek word, "plastikos" which means to mold or shape. The word "Plastic" has evolved to mean "cosmetic" which is probably a much better term. Also, the Plastic surgeons I have known don't like "plastic" either. They feel it somehow demotes their role as surgeons. Hope this answers your quesiton! See you soon.
In today's time, it is often thought to represent something that is "artificial" and/or "synthetic"...
Plastic is a polymer which means it has same structure repeated throughout the material at atomic level. Plus, It is flexible regarding shapes and size. It is same when tissues are developed before surgery. Such tissues are chain of same kind of cells duplicated from a sample taken from same person's body part on whom such surgery has to be performed. Such tissues are also flexible just like Plastic.
Hence it is known as Plastic surgery.
Nice question. I have little bit of knowledge about biology which I am sharing.
thanks for the opportunity.
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