Body Contouring

Body Contouring

by Michele Shermak
     
 

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The definitive full-color illustrated atlas of breast and body contouring surgical procedures

Includes DVD with video clips

Part of the McGraw-Hill Plastic Surgery Atlas series, Body Contouring is a full-color, step-by-step guide to learning how to perform both traditional and contemporary plastic surgery procedures

Overview

The definitive full-color illustrated atlas of breast and body contouring surgical procedures

Includes DVD with video clips

Part of the McGraw-Hill Plastic Surgery Atlas series, Body Contouring is a full-color, step-by-step guide to learning how to perform both traditional and contemporary plastic surgery procedures relative to breast and body contouring. Two hundred medical illustrations and more than two hundred photographs – all in full color – offer unmatched coverage of the required surgical steps and actual results. A companion DVD features skill-building surgical video clips.

For each procedure, you’ll find a complete review of key topics, including:

  • Introduction to the surgical approach
  • Relevant anatomy
  • Indications
  • Markings
  • Details of the procedure (incision and exposure)
  • Postoperative care
  • Pitfalls
  • Tips

Part I of Body Contouring addresses important clinical concerns such as the safety of surgical techniques, intraoperative positioning, psychological issues, and issues pertaining to massive weight loss and surgical wound care. Part II then reviews specific body contouring surgical procedures by body region, beginning with the upper extremity, and proceeding to the female breast, male chest (gynecomastia), abdomen, back, and lower extremity.

Learn all aspects of body contouring surgery, step by step:
Breast surgery: Reduction; Mastopexy; Augmentation; Lifting; Gynecomastia; Arm and thigh contouring with liposuction and excisional techniques; Abdominoplasty, upper and lower, with hernia repair techniques; Back contouring

Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
Description: This well-illustrated atlas covers breast and body-contouring surgeries that are commonplace in plastic surgery practice.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide an atlas of basic and innovative surgeries used to reshape the body and breast. Regrettably, however, this book lacks depth and is not sufficiently comprehensive to accomplish its goal.
Audience: The book is directed at both residents and seasoned surgeons. The presentation is appropriate for new surgeons, but too basic for experienced surgeons.
Features: The informative first part of the book covers issues relating to preparing and evaluating patients. The second part, which takes up the majority of the book, is devoted to operative procedures, including contouring of the upper and lower extremities, the male and female breast, the abdomen, and the back. Each operative chapter is accompanied by before and after photos, drawings of the procedures, and illustrations of the relevant anatomy. Lacking in these chapters are important references and surgical descriptions of enough depth to actually perform the procedure. The book also suffers from a lack of innovative techniques that would make it stand out. It is, however, a straightforward primer that will benefit those looking for basic information before tackling the unconventional. The accompanying DVD lacks narration, which would enhance understanding.
Assessment: This book is a decent inauguration for those wishing to get rudimentary insight into body contouring or just embarking on their knowledge gathering. However, there are a plethora of similar books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071604680
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date:
09/21/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
286
File size:
23 MB
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Meet the Author

About the Author
Michele A. Shermak, MD,
Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery
The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Part-Time Faculty
The Johns Hopkins Division of Plastic Surgery
Baltimore, MD

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