Modern plastic surgery was introduced during the wars of the 20th century as surgeons developed techniques to reconstruct horrific facial injuries. These techniques were later applied to accident victims, cancer reconstruction and birth defects in civilian life. The advances in surgical technique and safety of modern anaesthesia allow us to go one step further; to rejuvenate and – enhance toward an aesthetic ideal.
Dr Mark Lee maintains a strong interest in facial reconstruction, remaining respectful to the origins of plastic surgery from a reconstructive sense. – By gaining an understanding of anatomy, function and aesthetics a surgeon needs to totally rebuild a nose lost to cancer or birth defect helps the surgeon immensely when performing a cosmetic rhinoplasty. This is true for many other areas of the face and body.