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Let’s Hear It For Plastic Surgeons

I was really impressed with some beautiful work done by a French plastic surgeon on behalf of this patient with Von Recklinghausen’s disease (Elephant man’s syndrome). Thanks to Dr. Bates for pointing it out. A full face transplant was performed with incredible improvement in the man’s appearance and quality of life. I discussed the ethics behind face transplantations in a previous post.

I also applaud the plastic surgeon who carefully filled the nose defect of my fellow blogger TBTAM who had a large basal cell carcinoma removed from the side of her face. See the post-op photo and recent healing shot here. I myself have had some facial surgery, after being mauled by a dog as a child.

I am so grateful to the surgeons who do this kind of work. I know they get a bad rap with all the Dr. 90210 publicity and breast/botox focus. But there are also many unsung heroes. This post is for you! Many thanks from those whom you’ve helped over the years.This post originally appeared on Dr. Val’s blog at

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3 Responses to “Let’s Hear It For Plastic Surgeons”

  1. rlbates says:

    Thank you, Dr Val

  2. TBTAM says:

    I agree- we tend to focus on the bad plastic surgery done on the stars and forget the day to day miracles these guys do.

    And thanks for the link love!

    But I really do love that bad plastic surgery website….:)

  3. RH Host Melissa says:

    What a nice post Dr. Val.  And I agree…kudos to those who do this type of work.  It is absolutely amazing what type of miracles that they perform.  🙂

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