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According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, nearly 11.7 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2007. This resource provides an overview of the controversial topic. Rinzler has written 27 books on food, health, and nutrition, including the latest edition of Facts On File's New Complete Book of Food. The entries here are mostly short, ranging in length from a paragraph to a couple of pages. Those dealing directly with cosmetic procedures include descriptions as well as discussions of risks and complications, outlook, and lifestyle modifications. Other kinds of entries encompass body systems involved in plastic surgery, diseases and disorders treatable with plastic surgery, and even nonsurgical alternatives. The work also has an appendix of mostly medical association web sites, a glossary, and a bibliography of sources consulted such as books, periodicals, pamphlets, reports, and web sites. Although there are cross-references throughout, there are no references at the end of the entries, an omission that somewhat limits the work's usefulness as a research tool.