“How has plastic surgery evolved to where it is today?”—that’s a great question. If you’re interested in plastic surgery, you want to know as much about it as possible.

Plastic surgery isn’t as new as you might think. The first plastic surgery procedures were performed hundreds of years ago in ancient Egypt and India.

Here’s everything you need to know:

The Birth of Plastic Surgery Caught the Medical World by Storm

The first plastic surgeries were used to correct facial deformities—specifically birth defects. The procedures were pioneered in ancient Egypt and then spread quickly into India. Indian doctors perfected facial procedures and then created new ones.

A United States surgeon named Joseph Carpue took special interest to this new medical advancement. After spending a large amount of time studying procedures, he began to successfully perform them. He documented his procedures and then wrote about them in detail. As the medical world was taken by storm by this surgical breakthrough, Dr. Carpue was deemed the Western world’s first modern plastic surgeon.

Evolution Plastic Surgery—Deformity Correction Wasn’t the Only Benefit

Plastic surgery became widely studied in the United States. Physicians and surgeons wanted to find out how much it could help their patients. Deformity correction procedures advanced at a fast rate. As this occurred, it was also realized that plastic surgery could be used in other ways. Aesthetic benefits could be made possible. The idea was explored and then implemented into surgical practices. The results were fantastic. Patients could have the look they were supposed to be born with or the look they wanted.

The Current State of Plastic Surgery—The Sky is the Limit

Technological and surgical advancement have made plastic surgery truly remarkable. The benefits that it can provide are tremendous. Procedures are many. Facial procedures have received a particular amount of attention as they’ve proven to benefit millions of people. Rhinoplasty, facial feminization surgery, and eyelid surgery are some of the most popular. It’s expected that these and other procedures will continue to increase at a steady pace.

So, what does all this mean for you?

Understanding the history of plastic surgery puts you a great place to make an informed decision in regards to if plastic surgery is right for you. Realize that the results you get from plastic surgery will be the ones you’ve always wanted. When you’re ready, please don’t hesitate to contact our office. We’ll set you up with an appointment and you will be well on your way to a new and improved you.

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Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

Dr. Jeffrey Spiegel

With special expertise in all aspects of facial plastic surgery, and a particular skill for revision surgery, it’s clear why Dr. Spiegel is one of the most celebrated facial plastic surgeons in the world. If you are seeking the best possible results, or have a uniquely challenging problem, you’ve found the right doctor.

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Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir L. Spiegel

Dr. Onir (pronounced “oh-near”) has years of experience in facial aesthetics and treats some of the most recognizable and famous faces. Dr. Onir started her career in oral health, earning doctorate degrees from both New York University and Boston University. She has been the recipient of numerous awards for her cutting-edge medical research as well as her technical skills in dentistry.

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Dr. Jacob Tower

Dr. Jacob Tower

A board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Jacob Tower brings a thoughtful approach and an artistic eye to New England’s premier plastic surgery practice, The Spiegel Center in Newton, Massachusetts. In addition to being an in-demand surgeon, Dr. Tower is an assistant professor at the Boston University School of Medicine, a sought-after lecturer, and an expert in facial plastic surgery.

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