Ideal Body: The New Science of Cosmetic Surgery (Ideal Look Series)

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Like facial appearance, there is no denying the connection between body shape and self-image. Welcome to the third volume in the Ideal Look series. In Ideal Body, Dr. Swanson focuses the scientific approach on body contouring surgery. This volume provides the answers to questions about such popular procedures as liposuction and tummy tucks: Is the fat gone for good? Is it painful? Do nonsurgical techniques work? It's all here, with actual patients providing verbatim ...

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Overview

Like facial appearance, there is no denying the connection between body shape and self-image. Welcome to the third volume in the Ideal Look series. In Ideal Body, Dr. Swanson focuses the scientific approach on body contouring surgery. This volume provides the answers to questions about such popular procedures as liposuction and tummy tucks: Is the fat gone for good? Is it painful? Do nonsurgical techniques work? It's all here, with actual patients providing verbatim testimonials.

The public is confronted by so many names and acronyms — ultrasound, laser, Vaser®... What's the difference? With a knack for clarity, the author cuts through the confusing technical jargon, using original illustrations and intraoperative photos to show how it's done. Ideal Body presents the evolution of liposuction and refinements that made it the world's most popular cosmetic operation. Dr. Swanson explains what happens to fat cells during liposuction, and the effects of weight gain and loss afterward, questions on the mind of anyone contemplating this fat reduction procedure.

Today, liposuction and tummy tucks are part of the popular "mommy makeover," helping women regain their prepregnancy form ("I've got my body back!"). If you've ever wondered what happens to the belly button in a tummy tuck, you will no longer.

In Ideal Body, men report levels of satisfaction that rival women's. For men with too much breast tissue, a few hours of surgery and this blight on self-confidence and masculinity are gone forever. Love handles? Love, yes; handles, no.

Arm lifts, thigh lifts, buttock augmentation, surgery after massive weight loss, laser hair removal, hand rejuvenation — all these subjects of popular interest are clarified. Candid discussions of what to expect after surgery include survey results collected from patients themselves. Complications, safety issues, and anesthesia are given the attention these important subjects deserve, recognizing that knowledge is the remedy for apprehension.

Ideal Body reveals the results of an intensive five-year investigation to obtain answers for patients' most basic questions about body contouring surgery: How long does it take for the swelling to go down? Will I drop sizes? Discover what happens to body weight, dress sizes, the thickness of the fat layer, and circulating cholesterol and triglyceride levels after liposuction. The results could not be more relevant and timely.

Men and women invariably want to know about the recovery and when they will get back to their normal activities after surgery, such as driving, work, and exercise. Detailed, in-person, data-gathering from hundreds of patients ensured high response rates and reliability, the basis of evidence-based medicine.The findings, presented here for the first time, are sure to interest anyone in search of his or her Ideal Body.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780578036656
  • Publisher: Ideal Look, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Ideal Look Series
  • Edition description: IDEAL LOOK, LLC
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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