History of the Facelift: Evolution of Plastic Surgery
History of ASPS | American Society of Plastic Surgeons
Plastic surgery may be one of the world's oldest healing arts. Self-improvement is essential to the nature of mankind. Progress would halt without the individual's pursuit of learning and enlightenment, peace with his or her neighbors and more efficient means to work. Because human beings have always sought self-fulfillment through self-improvement, plastic surgery -- improving and restoring form and function -- may be one of the world's oldest healing arts. In fact, written evidence cites medical treatment for facial injuries more than 4, years ago.
Plastic surgery. Although the development of plastic surgery is popularly believed to have taken place over the past 20 years or so, the origins of plastic surgery are very old. The nose received the most attention from early plastic surgeons.
While the practice of medicine dates back thousands of years, many people think facial plastic surgery only goes back to the twentieth century. In truth, treating the function and aesthetics of the face date back thousands of years. Would you like to learn some of the milestones in the history of facial plastic surgery?