Nanotechnology and regenerative therapeutics in plastic surgery: The next frontier

Aaron Tan, Reema Chawla, G. Natasha, Sara Mahdibeiraghdar, Rebecca Jeyaraj, Jayakumar Rajadas, Michael R. Hamblin, Alexander M. Seifalian

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The rapid ascent of nanotechnology and regenerative therapeutics as applied to medicine and surgery has seen an exponential rise in the scale of research generated in this field. This is evidenced not only by the sheer volume of papers dedicated to nanotechnology but also in a large number of new journals dedicated to nanotechnology and regenerative therapeutics specifically to medicine and surgery. Aspects of nanotechnology that have already brought benefits to these areas include advanced drug delivery platforms, molecular imaging and materials engineering for surgical implants. Particular areas of interest include nerve regeneration, burns and wound care, artificial skin with nanoelectronic sensors and head and neck surgery. This study presents a review of nanotechnology and regenerative therapeutics, with focus on its applications and implications in plastic surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Cyborg tissue
  • Nanoelectronics
  • Nanoengineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Plastic surgery
  • Theranostics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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