Plastic Surgery Birth Date
From the Almanac corner: October 23rd, 1814, 203 years ago today . . . the day Joseph Carpue a London Doctor performed what is regarded as the Western world’s first modern plastic surgery operation.
Dr. Joseph Carpue operations and publishing gave him prominence within the Medical community. First pioneered in Egypt, ancient plastic surgery was long practiced in India, where it was first hand observed by Dr. Carpue.
In a manor corresponding to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of Americans who had cosmetic surgery last year was about 1.7 million, while more than three times as many – – – nearly six million people – – – had reconstructive surgery for medical reasons.
Consistent to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 74.2 Brazilians per 10,000 had plastic surgery in 2013, compared to 45.9 per 10,000 in the U.S.