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Aulus Cornelius Celsus (ca 25 BC—ca 50), who lived in the first century AD, described plastic surgery of the face, using skin from other parts of the body.

Sir Archibald McIndoe CBE FRCS (4 May 1900 — 11 April 1960) was a pioneering New Zealand plastic surgeon who worked for the Royal Air Force during World War II. He greatly improved the treatment and rehabilitation of badly burned aircrew.


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* Registration as a Specialist in Plastic Surgery in Hong Kong requires the successful completion of a defined course of training in recognised centres, assessments and the satisfactory passing of an exit examination under the auspices of the Board of Plastic Surgery, Hong Kong College of Surgeons, as endorsed by the Academy of Medicine of Hong Kong. Practitioners are also required to satisfy recognised continuous medical education stipulations to continue to hold their specialist status. A list of registered plastic surgeons in Hong Kong could be found on the Hong Kong Medical Council's website: Plastic Surgery


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The Hong Kong Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons is affiliated with Aesthetic Surgery Journal, the official publication of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery