Part 1: The short story of plastic surgery(1000 b.C.-IV sec. a.d)

14 10 2008

Handsome at all costs!Since ancient times.

We can find tracks of plastic surgery already in the egiptians writing and sanscriti writing where there are descriptions of surgery for a facial trauma and fractures of the jaw and nose.

For the first reconstruction of noses, ears and lips we must get to Hindu texts dating to about 400 a. C. At the time fashion was cutting the nose to the enemy, and even the judiciary imposed the amputation of noses, ears and genitals. No wonder then that an Hindus author, Sushrata, described for the first encyclopedia in its Samhita, the ear reconstruction with skin taken from the cheek and nose reconstruction with the even today called “Indian method” or “Hindu”.

And always to Hindù doctors we have to refer for the first transplantation of skin taken from the buttocks.

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