Plastic surgery is a unique medical specialty on it's its objectives and means, which distinguishes it from other surgical specialties, for its versatility and ingenuity on restitution to the patient, the morphology / functionality relation closer to it's normality. It is sometimes a thankless job, since in the reconstruction of a particular defect, congenital or acquired, we can not obtain a harmonious balance of these morphological and functional aspects, or even, in the assessment and perception of the patient, perfection was not achieved.
Although the reconstruction, in a broad sense, it's the common denominator of all surgery, Plastic Surgery (from the Greek plaissen, meaning mold or shape) is the primacy of reconstruction, combining scientific knowledge with plastic artistic sensibility of the performer.
The Cosmetic / Reconstructive Surgery dichotomy, are the two sides of the same coin, and it is not possible to see the resolution of the aesthetic defect without having the knowledge and practice of reconstructive surgery procedures. That's why the Cosmetic Surgery can only be performed with confidence and fulfillment by a Plastic Surgeon with vast experience in reconstructive surgery.
In today's world, having a good looking body is increasingly important, for determining and conditioning behaviors which is not always filtered by consciousness. For others, a deformity without significant functional or aesthetic effects, can achieve dimensions of unimaginable magnitude for the patient.
These aspects are even more relevant in patients with aesthetic changes, requiring a solid technical preparation of the surgeon (for the assessment, diagnosis and cosmetic deformity treatment), as is a very particularly preparation from the standpoint of understanding all the psychological aspects that are often involved in these cases.
The Plastic Surgery Clinic is headed by Dr. Antonio Conde. It is located in the city of Porto and has a team of surgeons, anesthetists, nurses and auxiliary instrumentalists. This team is specialized in Plastic Surgery (Aesthetic, Reconstructive and Hand Surgery) and is daily at your disposal to assist in better resolution of your problems.