-Reconstructive surgery is the branch of plastic surgery that tries to restore function & appearance, after tumour ablative surgery, trauma or birth defects.
-Aesthetic or Cosmetic surgery is the branch that deals with modification of the body shape, size and colour for better appearance & younger looks
-Dermatologic surgery is minor procedures to remove small skin lesions and to enhance the youthfulness of the skin
-In Papua New Guinea, Plastic surgery is needed to try and restore normality after:
1. Hand trauma
3. Tumour ablative surgery
4. Congenital malformation or anomalies etc..