Innovations and Contributions to Craniofacial Surgery in JapanFujino, Toyomi, MD, FACSJournal of Craniofacial Surgery: January/February 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 1 - p 14–18 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004839 Original Articles Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics I look back at my decades in the field of plastic and reconstructive and craniofacial surgery, knowing I was the driving force behind its inception in Japan. However, behind me in turn, supporting me, teaching me, and encouraging me during my formative plastic surgery years in the United States and Europe have been many of the true giants in this field, and I will always accord them my total respect and deepest gratitude. Without their knowledge and technique, which they selflessly taught me and my peers, I would certainly never have been able to accomplish so much in the field of plastic and reconstructive surgery, and in particular, craniofacial surgery. Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Toyomi Fujino, MD, FACS, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjyuku-ku, Tokyo 160-8582, Japan; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 30 May, 2018 Accepted 16 June, 2018 The author reports no conflicts of interest. © 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.