History and Innovations of Plastic Surgery

History and Innovations of Plastic Surgery


Through all the years; people have been searching for methods to improve their look; and a surgical specialty fulfilled this task after centuries of discoveries and innovations. 

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty that includes a broad range of procedures for the repair, restoration and improvement of function and appearance along with the reconstruction or alteration of facial and body defects due to illness, trauma, or birth disorders. Types of Plastic surgery include: Facial Surgery: such as blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, otoplasty, and rhytidectomy, Breast Surgery: such as Mastopexy, breast augmentation, breast reduction, and asymmetry breasts correction, Lifts and Liposuction: such as abdominoplasty, body contouring and brachioplasty.

Inventions and technologies continued to facilitate advances in plastic surgery outcomes and opportunities based on the significant professional experience in the field; whereas the modern wave of plastic surgery started to become clearer in the sixties and seventies, while the most important trend in plastic surgery currently is the less invasive procedures through the use of injectable substances such as fillers and Botox. 

The Dermatology Center of Al Salam Hospital offers a full spectrum of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in a welcoming atmosphere; it is distinguished by the superior knowledge, training, and education of our surgeons and physicians and it is equipped with the most advanced equipment and technologies to offer a large scope of services including for example but not limited to: skin rejuvenation, laser treatments, body contouring, wrinkle treatment, and various other specializations. The Center team is dedicated to understanding and achieving revolutionary life-changing results and is committed to providing each patient with the necessary care before, during, and after surgery.


  • National Library of Medicine, March 2016
  • John Hopkins Medicine

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