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Today, when facial plastic surgery is recognized universally as a legitimate surgical specialty, it may be hard to imagine that this was not always the case. Thirty-five years ago, few, if any, surgeons limited their practice to facial plastic surgery. Only a few decades before that, the first reference to the term facial plastic surgery appeared. How did we get from there to here in such a short span of time?
Commitment is the answer. Commitment to improving standards of patient care, to evolving techniques and technology, and to teaching and leading the next generation of surgeons.
Simons RL. Perspective: Committed to Excellence. JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 1999;1(1):63-64. doi:10.1001/archfaci.1.1.63