The Development of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: A History

  • Blair O. Rogers


Aesthetic plastic surgery had its origins, probably with Dieffenbach, in the mid-1800’s. In its earliest stages great use was made of external incisions in the facial region, which were obvious to the casual observer. Yet the true beginning of aesthetic plastic surgery as we know it today, was not until 1887, when John Orlando Roe introduced an intranasal corrective operation on the nose. From that time onward, aesthetic plastic surgery developed in a fascinating manner over the subsequent decades to become the fine scientific art we take for granted today.


Cosmetic Surgery Lower Eyelid Nasal Deformity Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Eyelid Skin 
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