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Cosmetic Surgery
     

Cosmetic Surgery

by Norman Waterhouse
 

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Cosmetic surgery has become the subject of intense media and public interest in the last few years. It is unique amongst the surgical specialties in that prospective patients are directly targeted by advertising, and often, through the use of aggressive sales and marketing techniques. For the general public and potential patients, understanding the procedures and

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Cosmetic surgery has become the subject of intense media and public interest in the last few years. It is unique amongst the surgical specialties in that prospective patients are directly targeted by advertising, and often, through the use of aggressive sales and marketing techniques. For the general public and potential patients, understanding the procedures and accessing high-quality care is problematic, and independent professional advice from an appropriately trained and experienced doctor is essential. This advice should include a realistic assessment of the benefits and complications of any treatment.

This book provides a clear and informative guide to cosmetic surgery and an overview of the range of procedures now available. The book also features an explanation of what makes a well-trained cosmetic surgeon and how to choose one. Individual chapters are devoted to specific procedures including facelifting, breast surgery, eyelid and chin lifts, liposuction, lasers/peels, botox and fillers and abdominoplasty.

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Reviewer: Jeffrey S. Rosenthal, MD (Bridgeport Hospital)
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.
From the Publisher
"Been thinking about having a bit of work done? With cosmetic surgery, it's always best to know what's what and who's who before going ahead with any invasive treatment. Good then that consultant plastic and aesthetic surgeon Norman Waterhouse has released a must-read guide to the workings of the industry."—Brand New You

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199218820
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Series:
Facts Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
4.80(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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