The plastic surgery is a unique medical speciality concerning their ways and means, standing out of the remaining surgical specialties, by its versatility and skill in the restitution to the sick individual, the closer relationship morphology/functionality of his normality sense. Occasionally, it is an ungrateful task, meaning that in the reconstruction of certain defect, congenital or acquired, a harmonious balance of those morphologic and functional aspects is not reached, or even in the appreciation and perception of the patient, such was not accomplished.
In spite of reconstruction, in a general sense, being the common denominator of the whole surgical procedure, the plastic surgery (from the Greek plaissen, meaning mould or shape) is the primacy of reconstruction, articulating the medical scientific knowledge with the performer's plastic artistic sensibility.
The dichotomy cosmetic/reconstructive surgery are two faces of the same coin, once it is not possible to face the resolution of the aesthetic defect without possessing solid and practical knowledge of the procedures of reconstructive surgery. That is the reason by which the aesthetic surgery will only be able to be executed with the whole trust and fullness, by the Plastic Surgeon solidly educated in reconstructive surgery.
In the present world, the body image is more and more important, determining and conditioning behaviours, not always filtered by the conscience. A deformity without important functional or aesthetic repercussions, being this way judged by the common sense, can reach, for the patient, a magnitude of inconceivable dimensions.
These aspects are still more pertinent in the patient with alterations of the aesthetic area, therefore is demanded to the Plastic Surgeon a solid preparation, either from the technical point of view (appreciation and diagnosis of the aesthetic deformity and its treatment) and, very particularly, from the point of view of the understanding all of the psychological aspects that are almost always involved in these cases.
The Dr.António Conde's clinic is located in the city of Porto and counts on a team formed by surgeons, anaesthetists, instrumentalists and auxiliary nurses. This team, specialized in plastic surgery (Aesthetics, Reconstructive and Hand’s Surgery) is daily at your disposal to help in the best resolution of your problem.