Endoscopic plastic surgery

Rodney J Rohrich, Amanda Gosman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The use of minimal access incIsiOns in endoscopic surgery is ideally suited for the aesthetic objectives of plastic surgery. However, the creation of an optical cavity is essential for endoscopic surgery. The absence of naturally occurring optical cavities in the subcutaneous tissue initially limited the applications ofendoscopy in plastic surgery. Over the past decade, plastic surgeons have developed endoscopic techniques that utilize surgically created optical cavities between tissue planes to facilitate visualization and dissection. The most popular applications of endoscopy in plastic surgery have been the forehead lift and augmentation mammaplasty. The use of endoscopy continues to expand into other common procedures of plastic surgery, including midface lift, abdominoplasty, and muscle flap harvest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationLaparoscopic Surgery
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Procedures, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781420030655
ISBN (Print)0824746228, 9780824746223
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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