From the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, University of Minnesota School of Medicine and the Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis.
Objective To review recent advances in our understanding of molecular biology and wound healing relevant to facial plastic surgery.
Data Sources Recent basic science literature relevant to molecular biology and wound healing and its clinical implications.
Conclusions During the 21st century, we will experience a new biological and informational age that will have profound implications for facial plastic surgery. This modern era will be driven by discoveries in molecular biology and wound healing that will result in new diagnosis and treatment modalities.
Hom DB. A New Era of Discovery in Facial Plastic Surgery. Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(3):166-172. doi: