A special issue of Plastic and Aesthetic Research

ISSN 2349-6150 (Online), ISSN 2347-9264 (Print)

Submission deadline: 15 May 2020

Guest Editor(s)

  • Prof. I-Ming Chu
    Chemical Engineering Department, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.


Special Issue Introduction

There has been a tremendous progress in the fields of plastic and reconstructive surgery, from microsurgical free flap reconstruction to allotransplantation, to name a few. Hydrogel with its versatile compositions as well as its potential to be modified to fit special applications has emerged to take on a central part of the materials used in these fields. This special issue welcomes all contributions from various angles to the many different aspects on hydrogel usages in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Reconstruction works involving hydrogel utilization in hard or soft tissues, vascularized composite allografts and immunological modification are especially welcome. However, topic like cell therapy related to the reconstruction are also invited.


Hydrogel, hard tissues, soft tissues, vascularized composite allografts, immunological modification, cell therapy, plastic and reconstructive surgery

Submission Deadline

15 May 2020

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