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Can you believe that plastic surgery has been around for over 2 500 years?
In fact, scientists have found tools and evidence of plastic surgery dating back to the 6th century BC!
There are many reasons people undergo plastic surgery – from repairing wounds or birth defects to enhancing their appearance.
Dr. Harold Gillies – also known as the modern-day pioneer of plastic surgery – was a war hero who treated over 3 000 soldiers who had been disfigured in World War I and World War II. He also pioneered sex reassignment surgery in the 1950s.
The invention of silicon implants opened up an even wider market for cosmetic surgery across the world. According to statistics, Americans spent over $16bn on cosmetic surgeries in 2016!