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Brief Communication
July 2001

The Future of e-Facial Plastic Surgery

Author Affiliations

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
University of Colorado School of Medicine
4200 E Ninth Ave, B-205
Denver, CO 80262

 

Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery
 University of Colorado School of Medicine
 4200 E Ninth Ave, B-205
 Denver, CO 80262


Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2001;3(3):214. doi:

IN AN EDITORIAL, the editor of the ARCHIVES, Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr,1 MD, challenged physician scientists to describe their view of the future of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in the next millennium. In addition to the opportunities in biomaterials, wound healing, and genetic engineering that he mentioned, I predict that advances in telecommunications and information technology and the growth and development of the Internet will largely color the future of facial plastic surgery. I also predict that future practitioners of the art of facial plastic surgery will have exciting informational tools to help them and their patients. Three specific advances—telefacial plastic surgery, integrated decision support systems, and computer-enhanced, 3-dimensional–guided surgical systems—are most likely to occur.

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