Smart & Safe Plastic Surgery Solutions
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A renowned plastic surgeon and his patient offer a comprehensive introduction to cosmetic surgery and alternative beauty treatments.

“Beauty is a lifelong journey” to be navigated smartly and safely, write the authors of this Fodor’s-like guide to cosmetic treatment. Debut author Crosland joins Rohrich (Plastic Surgery/Univ. of Texas; Rhinoplasty: Nasal Surgery by the Masters, 2014, etc.) to deliver this practical resource for consumers seeking surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic options. Rohrich draws upon his years of experience as an internationally recognized plastic surgeon and Crosland adds her perspective as Rohrich’s patient as they review an array of available surgeries and treatments. According to the authors, the most important factor in getting good cosmetic results is choosing the right surgeon. They devote an entire chapter to “Three Magic Questions” to ask providers to help find the best one: “Is this one of the top three surgeries you perform and how often do you do it?”; “Do you teach, speak, or write about this procedure for…other plastic surgeons?”; and “Do you have long-term follow-up photos for this procedure?” The goal, the authors say, is to select a surgeon with “Experience, Expertise, and Exceptional Results.” This informative, easy-to-read guide is well-organized, with an attractive layout supplemented by colorful graphics and dozens of before-and-afterphotos. Two chapters examine nonsurgical treatments, including dermabrasion, Botox, fillers and skin-care tips, and three more chapters cover traditional cosmetic surgeries, such as rejuvenations, rhinoplasties, breast enhancements, liposuctions and body contouring. Later chapters address how to prepare for surgery and recover quickly; there’s even a section for readers who suffer from botched procedures. Rohrich’s medical explanations are thorough, yet nonclinical, and Crosland’s thoughts (in italics throughout) offer a layman’s view of common cosmetic issues and concerns. Practical advice and helpful checklists abound, covering everything from preparing for a consultation to getting ready for surgery, and each chapter concludes with a handy summary of key points to remember.

An essential guide for anyone considering cosmetic surgery or treatment.

Pub Date: April 8th, 2014
ISBN: 978-1939758422
Page count: 232pp
Publisher: RichMar, LLC
Program: Kirkus Indie
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