Essentials of Aesthetic Surgery 1st Edition PDF
The idea for this book actually came right after the first edition of Essentials of Plastic Surgery was published in 2007. At the time, I thought it would be neat to carry the concept one step further by focusing on aesthetic surgery, dedicating a book to it in the same stylistic vein as the parent title—with high-point and high-impact information that was current and relevant, presented in bullet-point format with references to classic articles and best available data, richly illustrated and presented in a fit-in-your-coat-pocket format. The table of contents was created in 2008 and both junior and senior authors were invited to contribute. The concept was to present the information comprehensively but concisely and to supplement it with “color commentary” from experienced surgeons who can add a three-dimensionality to the work by adding decades of experience—things known, but not necessarily written down all the time. Ultimately, despite a decade in the making, the book is now in your hands as the culmination of so many hands and minds, hopefully as a valuable and practical guide to the world of cosmetic surgery. The book comprises 65 chapters spanning the breadth of aesthetic surgery, organized into nine parts—from Skin Care to Noninvasive Modalities to Surgical Approaches and everything in between. Each chapter follows the same basic format for ease of familiarity and readability.
The common topics are covered, of course, such as facelift, necklift, blepharoplasty, rhinoplasty, breast augmentation, liposuction, abdominoplasty, thigh lift, and beyond. However, deep dive chapters are provided to get into the detail required to truly master the content—such as correction of the tear trough deformity, lateral canthopexy, Asian blepharoplasty, secondary and ethnic rhinoplasty, the nasolabial fold, lip augmentation, nonsurgical rejuvenation, augmentation-mastopexy, gluteal augmentation, genital surgery, and transgender surgery. Furthermore, there are topics covered to round out the utility and comprehensive approach to cosmetic surgery, such as proper patient selection, safety considerations, the artistry of aesthetic surgery, anesthesia considerations, multimodal analgesia, and photography.