Jill Tucker, RN says:

“Are plastic surgeons the last of the general surgeons? Plastic surgeons work on all kinds of diseases on all parts of the body. It’s not only about looking good. And plastic surgeons are frequently at the forefront of surgical innovation—most recently with hand and face transplants.”
Being a Plastic Surgeon Requires a Lot of Explaining

KevinMD.com  June 11, 2013