Instant Beauty: Getting Gorgeous on Your Lunch Break

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Most people no longer have the time or patience to experiment with avocado and cucumber potions, meditative techniques that promise "inner beauty" or lengthy surgeries that require time off from work. The good news is that medicine has caught up to our needs. Today instant beauty is available to everyone who has no more than a lunch break to fix this, to alter that and get the looks they've always wanted.

How is this possible?

- Big procedures have gotten smaller. Lasers target ...

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Overview

Most people no longer have the time or patience to experiment with avocado and cucumber potions, meditative techniques that promise "inner beauty" or lengthy surgeries that require time off from work. The good news is that medicine has caught up to our needs. Today instant beauty is available to everyone who has no more than a lunch break to fix this, to alter that and get the looks they've always wanted.

How is this possible?

- Big procedures have gotten smaller. Lasers target problem areas with amazing precision, and endoscopic surgery performed through a microscopic incision result in less pain and scarring and much quicker recovery.

- More than half of all cosmetic procedures today are performed in a doctor's office instead of the hospital, resulting in more comfort, convenience and privacy, as well as less risk of infection

- Anesthesia is today lighter; many procedures require no anesthesia at all, while others require only local numbing, resulting in much greater safety.

Instant Beauty provides step-by-step methods for evaluating one's needs and for seeking the most qualified practitioner and the safest facility. It spells out each procedure - what it entails, who is and is not a prime candidate, and how much it costs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312286972
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.18 (w) x 8.56 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Deborah S. Sarnoff, M.D., is on the NYU Medical Center Dermatology staff. She has been featured in Self, Glamour, Vogue, Mademoiselle, Allure, Mirabella, and other publications.

Joan Swirsky, R.N. is health and science writer for The New York Times and is the co-author of numerous books.

Robert H. Gotkin, M.D. is Director of Plastic Surgery at Cosmetique and is well known for his expertise in liposculpture and aesthetic facial surgery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2002

    Reader Friendly

    This book really put everything in perspective and in laymans terms so I could easily understand the procedures they discussed. Furthermore it gave great insight of the pros & cons of procedures - shedding light on what does work and where you're wasting your money. I really enjoyed this and will keep it on the shelf with my 'Zagats', 'Don't Go to the Cosmetic Counter Without Me' and other reference books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2002

    INSTANT BEAUTY... an INSTANT HIT!

    Heading off for vacation I stopped at the book store and scanned the 'New Releases' for a pool side read. INSTANT BEAUTY grabbed my attention and I grabbed it. What a great book! I returned from my vacation eager to contact the authors who I learned have a practice on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (I'll add that I'm a proud New Yorker)not far from my office. Well I did call them and schedule a little 'Lunch-time Break' and I'm THRILLED!

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