This phrase, written by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford in 1878, embodies the whole philosophy of my work. The aim of plastic and cosmetic surgery is to correct defects of various types through the use of highly sophisticated technologies; giving back a natural and harmonious aspect without altering (and indeed, sometimes improving) the function of the body part concerned. According to the World Health Organisation, health is defined as a state of complete physical, mental and social wellbeing, and not just the absence of sickness or infirmity. By this precept, the restoration of harmony to a person’s appearance can also restore a state of complete wellbeing. This is the mission of my work.