The history of cosmetic surgery can be traced back to ancient civilisations, such as the Egyptians and the Romans, who practiced cosmetic procedures to improve their appearance. However, the modern era of cosmetic surgery began in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
In 1891, Dr. John Roe performed the first recorded rhinoplasty (nose job) in the United States. In 1917, Dr. Vilray Blair performed the first facelift using local anesthesia. During the 1920s and 1930s, cosmetic surgery became more popular and more techniques were developed, such as breast augmentation and liposuction.
In the 1960s and 1970s, cosmetic surgery became even more mainstream, with the development of safer and more effective techniques. The first silicone breast implants were introduced in the 1960s, and liposuction became a popular way to remove excess fat.
In the 1980s and 1990s, cosmetic surgery continued to grow in popularity, with more people seeking procedures such as facelifts, breast augmentations, and tummy tucks. The use of lasers and other advanced technologies also expanded the range of procedures that could be performed.
Today, cosmetic surgery is a thriving industry, with millions of people around the world seeking procedures each year. While there are still risks associated with any surgical procedure, advances in technology and techniques have made cosmetic surgery safer and more effective than ever before.