Morestin: French army surgeon-reconstruction, ear protrusion.
Harold Gillies: NZ ENT surgeon-Father of Modern Plastic Surgery; tubed pedicle flaps for facial reconstruction (done earlier by Filatov), epithelial outlay technique, intranasal skin graft, replantation, cosmetic surgery, sex reassignment.
Kazanjian: IMF, facial clefts, bone grafting for facial bone loss, prosthetic devices.
More people, especially minorities would lean towards plastic surgery.
Development of minimally invasive techniques: lunch-hour facelift, fat melting without surgery.
Male cosmetic surgery, stem cells.
Will the specialty disintegrate??
“ Through all of Sushruta’s flowery language, incantations and irrelevancies, there shines the unmistakable picture of a great surgeon. Undaunted by his failures, unimpressed by his successes, he sought the truth unceasingly and passed it on to those who followed. He attacked disease and deformity definitively, with reasoned and logical methods. When the path did not exist, he made one.” Frank McDowell