The combination of these two words introduced a new concept of medical activity which aimed to correct various imperfections of the human body, in order to make it more harmonious as a whole.
It is flanked, in practice, the Aesthetic Surgery, which for years have operated in aesthetic changes, the Aesthetic Medicine which aimed, with lighter techniques to achieve a similar result.
From 1973 through the first part of the eighties, the Aesthetic Medicine is spreading to neighboring countries to France and from there to the entire Mediterranean basin and Latin America, maintaining its character of corrective medicine and understanding in his scientific meetings all medical and physiotherapy methods that could allow an aesthetic improvement of the body:
- treatments to reduce weight;
- to eliminate cellulite;
- to ease wrinkles.
The reason for this rapid and widespread to be found in the lifestyle change that affected more and more modern society. In fact, in this, the most valuable asset had become time. Each of us quickened his life cadences to put in the hours normally available to more and more things to do, both for new interest is the continuing need to win the competition on the other.
From this, it follows that the meeting times between two people became more and more rapid and insufficient to deepen the actual knowledge of the individual. This led to a continuous search for improvement of their presentable: the dress, language, gestures, and, not least, aesthetics. The old saying "the habit does not make the Monaco" fell into disuse with the statement of the exact opposite: the impression given by the first impact of knowledge influenced any interlocutor beyond our real content.
Reasoning about how this transformation is or is not the right would take us very far, but this is the reality and we must take note that people, even today, ask the doctor and the surgeon to improve their appearance to achieve the socially nice patterns. Corrective activity of the Aesthetic Medicine and Surgery should not be viewed only negatively but positively. In fact, improve the aesthetic appearance of an individual it allows the same to like more, to improve acceptance of the self and to rebalance psychologically. All this not only improves the subject's psyche but also its metabolism.
Today a new science, psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology, talks about the positive and negative interference that our psyche, balanced or disturbed by anxiety, stress and depression can have on the activities of both the endocrine system, interfering with our metabolisms both immune adjusting our capabilities to defend against infections and tumors.
The continual demand, by users, of Aesthetic Medicine performance increases the diffusion of the same and, as often happens when a request comes from commercial need, they are to propose, often through a new mass printing, innovative methods but no scientific substrate. On this basis, especially in Italy, the reliability of the new methods are interested in the university and hospitals, which, for scientific societies demand occurring with experimental work.
In the second half of the eighties began an important turning point for the Aesthetic Medicine that will lead to new medical and social role: that of Preventive Medicine and Physiology. The concept of beauty, which until that moment had proposed the incorrect aesthetic models (woman bread stick, body-builder), changes, and finally proposes the "Beautiful equal to Sano."
The aesthetic is superimposed on the well-being and body harmony improvement corresponds to the optimization of physiology. And 'fine-tuning the Visit of Aesthetic Medicine. This is an evolution of the classic medical internist, in fact, the patient after being investigated for the presence of diseases, is not abandoned, but continues to be assessed in order to measure the level of function of his organs and systems.
The anthropometric assessment allows you to measure the harmonious relationship between the various body compartments (skinny, fat, water).Cutaneous evaluation measures the skin organ function.The postural assessment determines the regular support and the right position of our body with the ground.The psychological evaluation determines our cognitive, affective and behavioral.The evaluation measure blood chemistry in our blood the biological damage from free radicals, the experience of stress and metabolic hormones.But above all, the evaluation physiological anamnesis, allows you to identify the behavioral standards of hygiene of life and food that may underlie the occurrence of an alteration of our physiology and the appearance of a consistent aesthetic disharmony. In 1987, at the Surgical Clinic of the University of Siena, it is in establishing a section of Aesthetic Medicine Center Phlebology "Pabisch", where, with the simple request of the NHS, patients can access to be visited and evaluated with a view Aesthetics of preventive medicine.
From the foregoing, it is evident that the operation of Aesthetic Medicine moves from that of a simple correction of the imperfection and the prevention of the appearance of the same. And, representing the blemish alteration of normal body physiology, the Aesthetic Medicine becomes the only actually practiced preventive medicine.
Preventive medicine because of the imperfection prevention often coincides with the future disease prevention. In fact, the aesthetic doctor in solving the problem carries out a patient's rehabilitation to correct misbehavior that have given rise to the appearance of the imperfection and that, if neglected, can lead to the onset of a disease.
Therefore the patient that complains a cellulite blemish will be recalled that the problem stems from an incorrect movement venolinfatica of the lower limbs and that an incorrect stimulation of this movement not only prevent the disappearance of the aesthetic problem but, over time, will be able to determine the ' onset of varicose disease. The patient complains that an overweight will be important to explain the functioning of a proper energy balance that if a non-standard will not only keep the overweight, but, over time, determining a state of obesity is often accompanied by other diseases (diabetes, hypertension, etc. .) of social interest. The patient who complains of a problem of wrinkles will teach you the right way to sun exposure, not only to avoid a fast photoaging, but to address, over time,
The social importance, such as preventive medicine, the interest moves on Aesthetic Medicine also public facilities. You start talking Aesthetic Medicine even in official venues, such as universities and hospitals and are assigned, in some specialized schools, of professorships in the subject contract, in order to inform trainees about the importance of this new sector.
Maurizio Ceccarelli - Director Ae.Phy.Med.Centre