These are the jaw reconstruction pictures of Willie Vicarage’s after he was hit by a bullet in 1921. Considering the time and the progress of the surgery it seems pretty impressive. Antibiotics weren't invented yet and grafting tissue from other parts of the body would mean risking fatal infection. Traditionally, facial wounds were stitched together but once facial scars developed the face would transform and appear to be contorted. That all changed when Harold Gillies, the father of modern plastic surgery did something different.