Advancing Plastic Surgery through Tissue Engineering


  • Dhruv Tummala Berkeley Preparatory School
  • Jothsna Kethar
  • Rajagopal Appavu



Tissue Engineering, Tissue scaffolding, Rehabilitation, Cell culture, Tissue reattachment, Plastic Surgery


Tissue engineering (TE), once a concept confined to the realm of imagination, is now rapidly emerging as an independent field in medicine and seamlessly integrating into various other specialties. The flexibility of the discipline allows for tissue engineering to be included in multiple medical fields. The specialty of plastic surgery is heavily affected by tissue engineering because of the many scenarios of use in the field, as well as the advantages of using TE. These reasons have led to tissue engineering gaining a reputation of being considered an ideal solution to many problems. This article gathers and compiles research from previous papers similar to this topic and highlights how TE is a large factor in plastic surgery as well as describes the discipline and procedure of tissue engineering. In order to successfully complete the process, a certain procedure must be completed. This includes harvesting and developing tissue, attaching the new graph, and rehabilitation of the injury. However, like other methods of treatment, there is a probability that complications could occur during the process. For example, the newly created graft could be rejected by the patient. An additional factor that must be addressed is accessibility, which is limited due to the experimental nature as well as the cost of the field. All of these factors show the advantages and disadvantages of the discipline. The significance of this paper is to show how tissue engineering can be performed with the appropriate cells and highlight the capabilities of tissue engineering in plastic surgery.


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Tummala, D., Kethar, J., & Appavu, R. . (2023). Advancing Plastic Surgery through Tissue Engineering. Journal of Student Research, 12(4).



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