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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 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:






Arm and thigh contouring with liposuction and excisional techniques;

Abdominoplasty, upper and lower, with hernia repair techniques;

Back contouring

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Editorial Reviews

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071604673
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author

Michele A. Shermak, MD,

Chief of Plastic Surgery

Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery

Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center

Division of Plastic Surgery

Baltimore, MD

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Introduction
1. Safety in Body-Contouring Surgery
2. Operative Positioning
3. Managing Expectations and Psychosocial Issues
4. Nonprescription Medications to Avoid
5. Massive Weight Loss
6. Surgical Wound Care and Complication Management
Section 2: Upper Extremity
7. Presentation for Upper Extremity Contouring
8. Upper Extremity—Anatomy
9. Upper Extremity Liposuction
10. Traditional Brachioplasty
11. Extended Brachioplasty
12. Minimal Incision Brachioplasty
Section 3: Female Breast
13. Common Presentation for Breast Contouring
14. Female Breast—Anatomy
15. Liposuction of the Breast
16. Wise Pattern Breast Reduction with Inferior Pedicle
17. Traditional Wise Pattern Mastopexy with Autoaugmentation
18. Vertical Pattern Breast Reduction with Superior Pedicle
19. Vertical Pattern Mastopexy (with Augmentation)
20. Wise Pattern Superior Pedicle Breast Reduction with Nipple Grafting
Section 4: Male Chest—Gynecomastia
21. Gynecomastia Presentation with Its Enormous Variability
22. Male Chest: Gynecomastia—Anatomy
23. Gynecomastia Liposuction
24. Gynecomastia—Excisional Technique
25. Mastectomy Through a Horizontal Approach
26. Gynecomastia—Wise Pattern Excision Technique
27. Gynecomastia—Vertical Excision Technique
28. Gynecomastia—Extended Technique with J Excision
Section 5: Abdomen
29. Abdominal Presentation for Abdominal Contouring
30. Abdomen—Anatomy
31. Abdominal Liposuction
32. Abdominoplasty with Abdominal Wall Plication
33. Mini-abdominoplasty Combined with Liposuction
34. Reverse Abdominoplasty
35. Panniculectomy
36. Massive Panniculectomy
37. Ventral Hernia Repair and Abdominoplasty
38. Umbilical Hernia Repair at the Time of Abdominoplasty
Section 6: Back
39. Back Presentation for Contouring
40. Back—Anatomy
41. Back Liposuction
42. Upper Back Lift
43. Upper Body Lift with Autologous Breast Augmentation
44. Lower Back Lift
45. Belt Lipectomy with Autologous Gluteal Augmentation
Section 7: Lower Extremity
46. Presentation for Lower Extremity Contouring
47. Lower Extremity—Anatomy
48. Lower Extremity—Liposuction
49. APEX (Proximal) Thigh Lift
50. Extended Thigh Lift

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