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July 2000

A New Era of Discovery in Facial Plastic Surgery

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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000

Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2000;2(3):166-172. doi:

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.