THE COMPLETE BOOK OF COSMETIC AND FACIAL SURGERY by

THE COMPLETE BOOK OF COSMETIC AND FACIAL SURGERY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An enthusiastic introduction to the most common cosmetic facial surgery procedures by two knowledgeable guides. Plastic surgeon Cirillo concentrates on the operations, while psychiatrist Rubinstein attends to the psychological questions. Many would-be patients ask for face-lifts, for example, with the unreasonable hope of saving a marriage, or overcoming the grief of widowhood: the authors set readers straight on such unrealistic expectations. ""Cosmetic facial surgery should be one of the milestones in your life, a special event that makes you look better and feel better about yourself."" They proffer the usual advice on finding and consulting a surgeon, the customary basics on anesthesia and surgery. (""You are pleasantly sedated and enter into a dreamy state."") Then, for each of these operations--nose jobs, face lifts, eyelid surgery and the like--the authors explain what surgery entails, when to have it, what to expect after (including possible complications). They also answer ""frequently asked"" questions (e.g., ""how long after my blepharoplasty must I refrain from wearing false eyelashes?""). Case histories illustrate both physical and psychological points. Reasonable and reliable for those who are sure cosmetic surgery is the way to go; otherwise, see James Sternberg and others, Great Skin at Any Age: How to Keep Your Skin Looking Young Without Plastic Surgery (1983).

Pub Date: Aug. 6th, 1984
Publisher: Simon & Schuster