Why Triple B? Val assists patients who suffer ‘Burns, Bingot and Bulate’.
- Bingot (the Tagalog word for Cleft Lip and/or Palate)
- Bulate (the Tagalog word for Worms)
‘Plastik‘ is derived from a Greek word meaning to reconstruct and restore form. Nowadays the term ‘Reconstructive surgery’ is used to describe surgery to restore form after trauma such as a burn. Plastic surgery implies that plastic as in the substance matter is used – this is not so!
Cosmetic surgery is focused on enhancing the appearance of the patient. This may include improving the patient’s aesthetic, body proportions and symmetry. Cosmetic surgery is treated as an elective because the treated areas function properly. Examples of cosmetic surgery included breast enhancement, facial contouring and rejuvenation (e.g. Facelift), body contouring (e.g. Liposuction) and skin rejuvenation (e.g. Laser and Botox).
Plastic surgery focuses on repairing defects to reconstruct a normal function and appearance of a patient. Surgeons are trained to reconstruct body and facial defects from birth disorders, burns, trauma and disease. Examples of plastic surgery include breast reconstruction (e.g following mastectomy), burns repair with skin grafting, congenital defects (e.g. Cleft Palate), hand surgery and scar revision.