Plastic Surgery and Definitions
Plastic surgery is a branch of medicine concerned with cosmetic surgeries.
Blepharoplasty- repair of the upper or lower lid to remove excessive skin that interferes with vision. It may be cosmetic or therapeutic.
Carpal Tunnel Release- release of a nerve of the wrist that has been entrapped. The entrapment can be caused by thickening of fluid, trauma or from a muscle.
De Quervain's Tendinitis- the tendon either becomes inflamed or becomes too tight to allow normal movement of the thumb. Pain or a "knot" on the wrist near the thumb is a common symptom.
Ectropion Repair- repair of the outward turning of the eyelid.
Entropion Repair- repair of the inward turning of the eyelid, usually the lower lid.
Ganglion Cyst- cysts that are firm, fluid-filled growths that can be found anywhere on the front or back of the hand. These cysts are often painful and can make movements difficult.