My approach to reconstructive surgery
Humans have always sought to heal and repair their injured brothers. The Egyptians, the Greeks, the Arabs and kings’ Barber-Surgeons have left us descriptions of their reconstructive surgical methods: stitches in flesh tissues, removal of deforming tumors, treatments for cleft lips, and reconstruction of eyelids or fingers. However, we often consider reconstructive surgery to have originated during the first World War and the treatment of the “gueules cassées”. SInce 1918, reconstructive techniques have significantly improved and are increasingly cosmetic, although the fundamentals remain unchanged.