The surgical subspecialty known as plastic surgery is concerned with restoring, reconstructing, or modifying the human body. Reconstructive surgery and cosmetic surgery are the two main subcategories. Reconstructive surgery also includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and burn therapy.
attempts to restore a physical part or improve its usefulness, in contrast to
cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery,
which concentrates on improving one's appearance.