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According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), almost 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed in the United States in 2009. The tremendous interest in life-enhancing procedures has continued as technological advancements make cosmetic surgery safer and more affordable than ever before. More and more people are putting a high priority on their appearance, and are willing to make an investment to improve their quality of life. The purpose of this textbook is to teach clinicians how to perform the latest and most sought-after surgical and nonsurgical procedures in cosmetic surgery.

Cosmetic Surgery features a consistent, step-by-step approach to facilitate learning of common cosmetic surgical procedures. There are 600 full-color illustrations and photos to clarify each technique, and many diagrams have been created specifically for this volume. Each chapter covers patient selection and preparation, surgical technique, complications, and outcomes assessments. Key references are also provided. Topics addressed include facial surgeries such as facelift, browlift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin implants; breast surgery and body contouring; and nonsurgical procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser surgery.

A unique feature of this book is that virtually all of the authors have a current or previous affiliation with the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital either at Columbia University Medical Center or Weill Cornell Medical Center. Importantly, it has been possible for the editors to work closely with all the authors to assure uniformity of presentation as well as clarity and relevance. As a result, the chapters are comprehensive and have been written by some of the leading plastic surgeons in the country. The intended audience for this textbook includes plastic surgeons, otolaryngologists, dermatologists, and other clinicians at various stages of training, all of whom can derive benefit from the easily accessible, up-to-date information that this book offers on diagnosis and treatment in cosmetic plastic surgery.

Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, FACS
Constance M. Chen, MD, MPH

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