In the half-century that surgeons at Green Bay Plastic Surgical Associates in Wisconsin have been treating patients, the field has undergone many changes, including trends toward minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, more interest from men and the ability to do procedures such as carpal tunnel release in the office under local anesthesia. Advances in microsurgical techniques allow procedures that would not have been possible 50 years ago, including face transplants. Tissue engineering, lasers, advances in reconstructive techniques and a greater understanding of how wounds heal have also changed the field.

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