KNOW THE HISTORY OF PLASTIC SURGERY
According to old reports, plastic surgery originated in India in 600 BC. At that time, the country applied corporal punishment to criminals as a form of punishment, and therefore methods of body reconstruction began to be applied. The first medical article on plastic surgery is attributed to the Indian Sushruta, who is also known for creating rhinoplasty, a procedure for restoring the nose.
After that, further discoveries were made to improve the methodology of surgical procedures. However, plastic surgery as it is known today began to develop during the First and Second World Wars.
PLASTIC SURGERY: BREAKTHROUGH
During the First World War in the early 20th century, plastic surgery gained social importance as it regained the face and confidence of the war victims. Due to the huge demand for body reconstruction at that time, doctors were able to study and develop techniques for plastic surgery. British doctor Sir Harold Gillies became popular during this period when he performed the first skin graft transplants on his face.
This new surgical modality that emerged during the war migrated to Brazil in the 20th century. Since then, the country has come to the fore worldwide, ranking second in the world rankings for advanced techniques in the region as well as the number of plastic surgeries.
According to the data of the Brazilian Plastic Surgery Association, the most applied plastic surgery liposuction in the country, followed by mammoplasty, abdominoplasty and hair transplantation. According to experts, the increasing demand for these procedures mainly reflects the pursuit of psychological well-being achieved when the patient is satisfied with their own body and appearance.