Who was the first american plastic surgeon?!


Who was the first american plastic surgeon?


Do you mean Plastic Surgeon or Cosmetic Surgeon?

Plastic Surgery is the subspecialty dedicated to the surgical repair of defects of form or function -- this includes cosmetic surgery, as well as reconstructive surgery.

The term "cosmetic surgery" however, refers to surgery that is designed only to improve cosmetics, or appearance.

The history of plastic surgery reaches back to the 700's BCE.

Physicians in ancient India were utilizing skin grafts for reconstructive work as early as the 8th century BC. The Romans were able to perform simple techniques such as repairing damaged ears from around the 1st century BC.

The US's first plastic surgeon was Dr. John Peter Mattauer. He performed the first cleft palate operation in 1827.

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