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World’s First Skin Graft

Walter Yeo, the first person to receive plastic surgery, before (left) and after (right) skin graft surgery performed by Sir Harold Delf Gillies in 1917. The pictures of Walter’s face before the surgery are blurry and hard to come by. In the tragic accident he was recorded as having lost both his upper and lower eyelids. The surgery was some of the first to use a skin graft from an unaffected area of the body and paved the way for a sudden rash of improvements in this field.


4 responses

  1. Jalcoza

    Umm. 1917?
    India has documented plastic surgery using skin grafts from unaffected areas from over 2000 years ago. Originally developed to rebuild noses lost in duels they used skin from the patient’s forehead.
    This same technique was used in Dallas a few years ago to rebuild a nose for a climber who suffered frostbite in a failed assent of Everest….

    October 15, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    • thegrip

      Pics or it didn’t happen

      October 15, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    • Do you just search WordPress for “first skingraft” to make yourself feel smarter and listen to your own voice? Lol

      Anyways, I feel like he looked much better before.

      October 15, 2009 at 8:12 pm

  2. r.

    r.kelly skin remix.

    October 16, 2009 at 8:12 am

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