Commonwealth National Podcast

Cosmetic Surgery, from Blast Wounds to Brow Lifts (3/24/09)

Roger Friedenthal, Chairman, Department of Plastic Surgery, CPMC

Plastic and reconstructive surgery began in World War I to treat blast wounds. Since the mid 20th century, the field has grown to treat traumatic injuries, birth defects, hand surgery and modern cosmetic surgery. The field continues to evolve, and non-surgical liposuction with the use of focused ultrasound is currently in clinical trials. Come hear how this fascinating field of medicine has evolved and what the future will bring.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on March 24, 2009.

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