Plastic surgery is the medical specialty that alters the human form. It is remarkable how a simple contour change can make an enormous transformation in someone’s life. By reshaping a teenager’s nose bump or a child’s protruding ears, a naturally outgoing personality can surface. Removing excess eyelid skin gives a tired looking professional a fresh appearance and fresh attitude in his career. Procedures as different as breast reduction or breast enlargement can change a woman’s self-consciousness to self-confidence. Inherited thigh bulges or stretched abdominal skin can be removed, allowing a frustrated fitness devotee a chance to enjoy the beach without embarrassment or to wear clothes only dreamed of. “Now I can get on with my life” are feelings commonly expressed by patients after surgery when they can function their best, free of personal distractions and comfortable with their appearance.