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Society Section
January 1999

Perspective: Committed to Excellence

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North Miami Beach, Fla


North Miami Beach, Fla

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 1999;1(1):63-64. doi:10.1001/archfaci.1.1.63

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.

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