From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery, Division of Facial Plastic Surgery, University of California, Irvine.
The history of plastic surgery of the facial region is rich and varied. A wide array of specialties and disciplines have contributed to this history. In some instances an individual practitioner was able to advance his or her specific interest and/or expertise. Others made their contributions by describing what prior surgeons had done and adding their own innovations. Certainly wars contributed substantially to advancement and refinement of the craft, particularly World War I with its trench warfare and manifold maxillofacial injuries.
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