Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery is a surgical speciality that focuses on enhancing or restoring a person's physical appearance and function, often involving procedures like cosmetic surgery or post-injury reconstruction.

Reconstructive surgery is particularly important after severe burns, accidents or operations, such as the removal of a breast tumour. Plastic surgery also helps to correct congenital deformities.

A plastic, reconstructive and aesthetic surgeon also specialises in cosmetic surgery. He is the expert who, for instance, smoothes out the lines on the forehead with Botox injections, operates on loose upper eyelids, enlarges, reduces or tautens breasts, and performs liposuction.