Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women

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Learn to use the Internet to find important information on cosmetic surgery procedures—and the right surgeon to do it!

Hundreds of thousands are considering cosmetic surgery of some sort. The question is where can you go to find out what is right for you? The Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women gives you the advantage of finding out everything you want to know about cosmetic surgery—from the comfort and privacy of your own home. This comprehensive resource guides you through the mountains of information on the Internet, providing a thorough listing of Web sites detailing every aspect of plastic and cosmetic surgery for every body part, as well as presenting strategies for finding specific information you are looking for.

The Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women gives you the tools to find information about a specific procedure, learn the surgery’s advantages as well as risks—even how to locate the best surgeons for the procedure. The book provides screen shots to illustrate Web sites, information on where to find the latest important statistics and data, and helpful definitions for cosmetic surgery terms.

The Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women not only lists Internet addresses and basic sites on cosmetic surgery, but also reveals where to find quality information on:

  • the costs of surgery
  • selecting a cosmetic surgeon
  • liposuction
  • calf implants
  • tummy tucks
  • thigh lifts
  • buttock liposculpture
  • buttock augmentation
  • belt lipectomy
  • breast surgeries, including enlargement, lifts, reconstruction, and reduction
  • cheek implants
  • facelifts
  • jaw augmentation
  • laser skin resurfacing
  • lip augmentation
  • nose surgery
  • cellulite treatment
  • Botox injections
  • hair removal
  • hair transplantation
  • scar revision
  • wrinkle treatment
  • chemical peels
  • cosmetic dentistry
  • and much more!
The Internet Guide to Cosmetic Surgery for Women is an essential guide for anyone interested in or considering plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Wood, a medical librarian and editor of Journal of Electronic Resources in Medical Libraries, has here consolidated the best cosmetic surgery web sites. The first four chapters cover the fundamentals of plastic surgery, surgeon selection, Internet searches, and basic cosmetic surgery sites. Later chapters address specific types of surgery on body parts like breasts, skin, teeth, and even hair transplantation. Wood briefly summarizes topics and provides relevant web sites, along with symbols denoting the site's features, e.g., physician locators, message boards, or photo galleries. One excellent time-saving suggestion is Wood's recommendation to search directories within search engines. The selected web sites are mostly medical associations, consumer health resources, or pages created by patients. If web-savvy patrons are interested in doing their own research, this book could serve as a starting point; it would be a fine addition to consumer health cosmetic surgery collections in public libraries. Since the information is mostly from the Internet, however, it will be valuable only as long as it remains current.-Rebecca Raszewski, Drexel Univ. Health Sciences Libs., Philadelphia Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Sandra A. Collins, M.A., M.L.S.(Duquesne University)
Description: This is a top-down look at Internet resources on cosmetic surgery, starting with search engines and megasites, highlighting specific surgeries, skin and dental work, as well as mainstream augmentation, sculpting and reduction. It provides statistics as well on all sorts of popular procedures.
Purpose: The purpose is to make more accessible the ready and voluminous online information on cosmetic and elective plastic surgery. Secondarily, it focuses on quality sites for those seeking reconstructive surgery. The book definitely meets the first objective well and only peripherally accomplishes the second.
Audience: This work is clearly intended for the average consumer with or without a general health background. It tries to help them navigate the overwhelming amount of information on the Internet by organizing and categorizing various websites. However, it does presume a minimum level of computer literacy (i.e., the ability to point and click).
Features: This work provides a comprehensive overview to health-related and organizational websites dedicated to cosmetic surgeries. It systematically leads the reader through the basics of searching to choosing a surgeon, surgical options for various body needs and a variety of specialty services such as dental implants, hair replacement, and micropigmentation. It offers some unique features such as international cosmetic surgery sites and a short index.
Assessment: This is a conventional guide to a limited ephemeral medium with several caveats. First, it's short on insurance information and costs (although it points to specific physicians' sites that offer fee schedules) as well as the distinctions between reconstructive and cosmetic surgeries. Secondly, while it focuses on health-related sites from professional associations, very few — if any — give personal data such as one might find in blogs. Furthermore, as with many Internet guides, some of the same sites appear repeatedly, which diminishes the book's effectiveness. Finally, how women seek this sort of information is left out. Do women really use the Internet for this sort of thing? How much do they depend upon word-of-mouth, friends, and doctor recommendations to pursue cosmetic surgery? What role does the Internet play —is it adjunct to a decision already made or is it providing the impetus to that decision?

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789010674
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/25/2005
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

• Acknowledgment
• Abbreviations
• Symbol Key
• Introduction
• Chapter 1. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery-The Basics
• What Is Plastic Surgery?
• Cosmetic Surgery Is a Hot Trend
• What Are the Numbers?
• How Much Does It Cost?
• Why Read This Book?
• Chapter 2. The Internet-Where to Begin
• The Internet
• Internet Addresses
• "Good" versus "Bad" Information: Evaluating Web Sites
• Basic Internet Searching
• Searching via Your Internet Browser
• Searching via a Search Engine Directory
• Searching via a Megasite
• Moving on to Specific Sites
• Chapter 3. Selecting a Cosmetic Surgeon
• How to Find a Good Cosmetic Surgeon
• Credentials/Board Certification
• Locating/Selecting a Cosmetic Surgeon Online
• Next: Basic Cosmetic Surgery Sites on the Internet
• Chapter 4. Basic/Core Sites on Cosmetic Surgery for Women
• General Sites (.org) on Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Women
• General Sites (.com) on Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for Women
• Next: Internet Sites for Specific Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
• Chapter 5. Body Contouring
• Body Contouring-General
• Abdominal Liposculpture (Liposuction)
• Arm Lift (Brachioplasty)/Arm Liposuction
• Belt Lipectomy
• Body Lift
• Buttock Augmentation/Implant
• Buttock Liposculpture/Liposuction
• Calf Implants
• Liposuction
• Thigh Liposuction (Thighplasty)/Thigh Lift
• Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
• Chapter 6. Cosmetic Surgery of the Breast
• Breast-General
• Breast Enlargement (Implants, Augmentation)
• Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
• Breast Reconstruction
• Breast Reduction
• Chapter 7. Cosmetic Surgery of the Face, Head, and Neck
• Face, Head, and Neck-General
• Blepharoplasty
• Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections
• Brow Lift
• Buccal Fat Pad Removal
• Cheek Implants (Augmentation)
• Cheek Reduction
• Chemical Peels
• Chin Augmentation (Mentoplasty)
• Dermabrasion
• Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
• Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
• Facelift (Rhytidectomy)
• Facial Implants
• Facial Liposuction
• Fat Injections
• Forehead Lift (Brow Lift)
• Jaw Augmentation
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Lip Augmentation
• Lip Reduction
• Mentoplasty
• Microdermabrasion
• Neck Lift/Neck Liposuction
• Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
• Otoplasty
• Rhinoplasty
• Rhytidectomy
• Chapter 8. Cosmetic Surgery of the Skin
• Skin-General
• Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Injections
• Cellulite Treatment
• Chemical Peels
• Collagen Injections
• Dermabrasion
• Endermologie
• Fat Injections
• Hair Replacement
• Injectable Fillers
• Laser Hair Removal
• Laser Skin Resurfacing
• Laser Treatment of Spider Veins
• Microdermabrasion
• Micropigmentation (Permanent Makeup)
• Permanent Cosmetics
• Scars/Scar Revision
• Sclerotherapy
• Skin Management
• Skin Resurfacing
• Soft Tissue Fillers
• Spider Veins
• Tattoo Removal
• Wrinkle Treatment
• Chapter 9. Hair Transplantation for Women
• Hair Transplantation Sites
• Chapter 10. Cosmetic Dentistry
• Cosmetic Dentistry Sites
• Chapter 11. International Cosmetic Surgery Associations
• International/Multinational Associations
• Cosmetic Surgery Associations by Country
• Index
• Reference Notes Included

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