UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Science


Textbook of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery now available

10 August 2016


We are excited to announce the new book 'Textbook in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery' is now available online. 

You can download your own free copy or you can purchase a copy in hardback, paperback or e-book. A free Android or iOS app will also be available for you to download. Visit the webpage to get your copy now:http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/textbook-of-plastic-and-reconstructive-surgery   

The book has been published by UCL Press and is the first OPENACESS book in surgery. 
Congratulations to Deepak M. Kalaskar, Peter Butler & Shadi Ghali on having your book published! 

About the book

Written by experts from London’s renowned Royal Free hospital, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a comprehensive overview of the vast topic of reconstructive plastic surgery and its various subspecialties  for introductory plastic surgery and surgical science courses.

The book comprises five sections covering the fundamental principles of plastic surgery, cancer, burns and trauma, paediatric plastic surgery and aesthetic surgery, and covers the breadth of knowledge that students need to further their career in this exciting field. Additional coverage of areas in which reconstructive surgery techniques are called upon includes abdominal wall reconstruction, ear reconstruction and genital reconstruction. A chapter on aesthetic surgery includes facial aesthetic surgery and blepharoplasty, aesthetic breast surgery, body contouring and the evolution of hair transplantation.

The broad scope of this volume and attention to often neglected specialisms such as military plastic surgery make this a unique contribution to the field. Heavily illustrated throughout, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is essential reading for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of this exciting field.

About the authors

Deepak Kalaskar B.Tech, PhD is based at the renowned Royal Free hospital in London. He currently heads the MSc course in Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL and is actively involved in research on nanotechnology and tissue engineering solutions for artificial organs such as breast implants, synthetic nose, ear, skin and bone and tendon tissue engineering. 

Peter E M Butler MD, FRCSI, FRCS, FRCS (Plast) is Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at UCL. He is consultant plastic surgeon and head of the face transplantation team at the Royal Free hospital in London. 

Shadi Ghali FRCS (Plast), MD, BSc is a reconstructive surgeon with a special interest in complex microsurgical breast and lower limb reconstruction as well as complex abdominal reconstruction and surgical lymphoedema management.