It could be argued that a basic principle establishing plastic surgery as a distinct specialty always has been minimal invasive surgery. Although perhaps lagging behind the other surgical specialties specifically in adopting the surgical endoscope, this merely is a new tool to better achieve just that objective. Outcome enhancements initially predominated in aesthetic applications, but widespread use also in reconstructive endeavors has proved that there is indeed today a broad role for minimally invasive plastic surgery.
Published In/Presented At
Hallock G. G. (2008). A brief history of minimally invasive plastic surgery. Seminars in plastic surgery, 22(1), 5–7. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-2007-1019136
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery