Martyn H C Webster was born 1939, and educated at Glasgow Academy and Rugby School. He then attended medical school at Glasgow University, graduating in 1963.
Post graduation, Martyn worked at Glasgow Royal Infirmary in Pathology for four years before starting surgical training in 1968. He started work at Canniesburn Regional Plastic Surgery Unit in 1971, becoming a Consultant and Senior Lecturer there in 1976, experiencing the whole range of plastic reconstructive surgery with particular reference to microsurgery, head and neck surgery, hand surgery and breast reconstruction.
Martyn was President of BAAPS 1994-1995, and President of EURAPS 2000-2001.
He is now working part time in West Africa for ReSurge Africa, a charity training local doctors in reconstructive surgical techniques.
JOURNAL REVIEWED: JOURNAL OF PLASTIC, RECONSTRUCTIVE & AESTHETIC SURGERY – Oct 2013 - Sep 2015
Modified temporalis muscle transfer for facial palsy
Use of the temporalis muscle to mitigate the deformities of facial palsy is an accepted technique, but getting the temporalis muscle into the correct position, with the correct tension, is difficult but essential if the operation is to be successful....
Successful nose replantation
This case report describes a superb result following the delayed replantation (after eight hours) of the distal right nostril following a dog bite. The patient was a heavy smoker. Two arteries and two veins were anastomosed, one measuring 0.6mm and...
Ultrastructural changes in keloid scars
One of the most intriguing and infuriating problems confronting plastic surgeons is the occurrence of hypertrophic and keloid scars, in some patients – particularly black Africans – but not in others. Many theories have been proposed regarding the cause of...