Description: This diminutive yet astonishingly informative book explains cosmetic surgery procedures.
Purpose: The realistic profiles of cosmetic procedures are a good jumping off point for individuals interested in them.
Audience: The author is a British plastic surgeon who uses a practical and succinct approach to the enormous field of cosmetic surgery. The information is intended for potential patients and healthcare providers who wish to familiarize themselves with cosmetic surgery facts that would be relevant to new patients.
Features: A glossary of terms, sections on frequently asked questions and their answers, and patient attitudes regarding cosmetic procedures are components of this slight book. After two introductory chapters, the remaining chapters cover routinely performed cosmetic procedures, i.e., breast augmentation, reduction and lift; abdominoplasty; facial, nose, lid, chin, and lip surgery; as well as Botox and fillers. Simple but descriptive drawings add to readers' understanding and visual appreciation of the procedures.
Assessment: The straight talk in this book provides readers realistic, informative, and useful preliminary information.