||History of Plastic Surgery
An Original Article Written By Owner and Webmaster of
PlasticSurgeryOrg.com Charles Kassotis
When most people use the term Plastic Surgery they more often
than not use it in reference to cosmetic surgery. Few people
actually stop to think that Plastic Surgery covers a far wider
range of surgical procedures and that cosmetic surgery is only
one type of surgery related to Plastic Surgery. The full scope
of Plastic Surgery is quite wide if one stops to think about it
and more often than not, is related to, and, plays a fundamental
role in conjunction with other fields of medicine and surgical
procedures pertaining to the field of general surgery.
Plastic Surgery is basically concerned with the reconstruction
of the surface of the body whether that has to do with the
reconstruction of facial or body disfigurations that are either
congenital in nature or, acquired due to accidents or illness
for example, cancer related disfigurations.
Although Plastic Surgery goes as far back as Ancient Egypt the
first physicians who actually placed a more scientific scope in
the field of Plastic Surgery and, to be more precise, cosmetic
surgery were two Sicilians Gustav and Antonio Branka . Father
and son, in 1400, they outlined the basic guidelines which
plastic surgeons should follow when undertaking reconstructive
nose surgery. However, the first to ever create a center for
Plastic Surgery and to take the first steps to making Plastic
Surgery an equally accepted field of medicine was another
However, it was not until after World War I that Plastic Surgery
developed its full scope of use. This was due to the enormous
amount of facial and body disfigurations which either resulted
in Plastic Surgery being undertaken for aesthetic reasons, to
regain functional abilities or, more often than not, for both.
From then on and up until today, Plastic Surgery continues to
play an ever increasingly important role as a field of medicine
in todayísí society either on its own when referring to simple
cosmetic surgery or as part of, and in relation to other fields
of surgical specialties.
About the Author
Charles Kassotis is the Owner and Webmaster of
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With a Strong Interest in Personal And Overall Health, he has
Invested 100ís of Hours in Research, and Published countless
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