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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: The field of body contouring has exploded over the recent years. This book is an excellent source of information on this field.
Purpose: The authors wish to impart key principles for each procedure along with the relevant anatomy, physiology, safety issues, and manner in which to manage problems and complications.
Audience: Plastic surgeons, whether they are in their formative years or very experienced, will benefit from this book.
Features: The legendary plastic surgeon, Ivo Pitanguy, provides the introduction. The book then tackles the all important topic of patient safety before moving on to cover procedures for the upper extremity, breast reshaping, upper trunk and abdominal contouring, thigh, buttock, and lower extremity, fat grafting, injectable techniques, and considerations in the patient with massive weight loss. Chapters follow a standard format, and each one begins with key points that highlight the essentials to follow. A wealth of wonderfully helpful information, artistic drawings, and photographs depicting the surgical results adorn the pages. The book comes with access to a website with the complete online version, as well as videos and downloadable illustrations.
Assessment: The authors have created a superb book on body contouring that will benefit any who read it.