Newest TIME Magazine Issue Covers the Topic of Plastic Surgery By A. Abraham Levin, MD

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a “nose job”, began in ancient India around 600 B.C. when a piece of a patient’s cheek was used to help reconstruct their nose. In her book, Venus Envy: A History of Plastic Surgery, author Elizabeth Harken explains that the nose job is said to have made huge strides in the sixteenth century in response to a syphilis outbreak in Europe. Due to today’s medical advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of syphilis, we thankfully don’t have to...