Even in cases where the correction is so extensive as to be apparent, many plastic surgeons maintain that the patient does not have to admit to cosmetic surgery per se. One surgeon suggests that there is sometimes need for an excuse ...
Author: William E. Brown
Category: Surgery, Plastic
Examines current surgical and nonsurgical appearance-changing procedures, assessing the benefits and possible complications, identifying ineffective treatments, and offering criteria for selecting good doctors and facilities.
With the lure of fame and fortune, plastic surgeons "play the game" and often become part of the problem. I wrote Are You Considering Cosmetic Surgery? in 1997, before the field exploded. Now in 2007, the book is ready for an update.
Author: Arthur W. Perry
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Health & Fitness
Discusses specific procedures as well as the decision-making involved with cosmetic surgery, such as selecting a doctor, paying for services, and recovery
eam beauty - GLEN E-Public Librar- U.S. $24.95 c. the only 'll unced | BEFORE You Have Cosmetic Surgery From laser resurfacing to liposuction, facelifts and hair restoration, Cosmetic Surgery Without Fear provides up-to-date, ...
Author: Patricia Burgess
Category: Health & Fitness
Cosmetic surgery is big business. With demand rising, this commercial medical practice has become a modern body custom. To explain the emergence and growth of this demand, Deborah A. Sullivan looks beyond the cultural imperatives of appearance and examines the market dynamics inherent in the business and politics of cosmetic surgery. In so doing, she also considers the effect of commercialization on the medical profession. After reviewing prevailing beauty ideals, Sullivan looks at the social, psychological, and economic rewards and penalties resulting from the way we look. Following a historical overview of the technological advances that made cosmetic surgery possible, she explores the relationship between improved surgical techniques and the resulting increased dem∧ she also examines the ensuing conflict within the profession over recognition of commercial cosmetic surgery as a specialty. Among the topics covered are sensitive areas such as physician advertising, unregulated practice, and ambulatory surgery, and the consequences of commercialism on medical judgment. Finally, she reveals how physicians and their professional organizations have shaped the ways in which cosmetic surgery is presented in advertisements and women's magazines that would promote patient demand.
SOCIOLOGY / WOMEN'S STUDIES / PUBLIC HEALTH " Deborah Sullivan's compelling book , Cosmetic Surgery : The Cutting Edge of Commercial Medicine in America , makes the case that what was once the fringe of American medicine has come to ...
Author: Deborah A. Sullivan
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Leading feminist scholars have been brought together for the first time in this comprehensive volume to reveal the complexity of feminist engagements with the exponentially growing cosmetic surgery phenomenon. Offering a diversity of theoretical, methodological and political approaches Cosmetic Surgery: A Feminist Primer presents not only the latest, cutting-edge research in this field but a challenging and unique approach to the issue that will be of key interest to researchers across the social sciences and humanities.
Future Directions There are many more under - examined aspects of contemporary cosmetic surgery that cry out for feminist attention . Cosmetic surgery is increasingly globalized , and little published feminist work explores the emerging ...
Author: Cressida J. Heyes
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Category: Social Science
This volume focuses on such topics as aesthetic plastic surgery of the face, calf implantation, silicone breast implants, angiosomes and extension of skin flaps, liposuction, cranial sutures, tenorrhaphy evaluation, and malpractice. Chapters, three of which are followed by editorial comments, review new and old principles, and some provide a history of procedures. The editors continue to address important, controversial topics and, in doing so, are providing a significant forum for communication and interaction between plastic surgeons and their colleagues in other medical disciplines.
Gustavo A. Colon New Orleans, La., USA To really understand the historical position of aesthetic surgery, we have to evaluate earlier periods in which beauty was not considered something pleasurable, but rather changes and modifications ...
Author: Mutaz B. Habal
Publisher: Karger Medical and Scientific Publishers
Cosmetic surgery has become the subject of intense media and public interest in the last few years. It is unique amongst the surgical specialties in that prospective patients are directly targeted by advertising, and often, through the use of aggressive sales and marketing techniques. For the general public and potential patients, understanding the procedures and accessing high-quality care is problematic, and independent professional advice from an appropriately trained and experienced doctor is essential. This advice should include a realistic assessment of the benefits and complications of any treatment. This book provides a clear and informative guide to cosmetic surgery and an overview of the range of procedures now available. The book also features an explanation of what makes a well-trained cosmetic surgeon and how to choose one. Individual chapters are devoted to specific procedures including facelifting, breast surgery, eyelid and chin lifts, liposuction, lasers/peels, botox and fillers and abdominoplasty.
Basic plastic surgery training places great emphasis on careful handling of body tissues to facilitate healing and minimize scar formation. This is of great importance in cosmetic surgery. As with all surgical disciplines, ...
Author: Norman Waterhouse
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Category: Health & Fitness
Full-color, step-by-step guidance on how to perform the most popular procedures in cosmetic surgery Using more than 250 full-color illustrations and photos, and clear, concise text, Cosmetic Surgery teaches you how to perform the latest and most in-demand surgical and non-surgical procedures in aesthetic plastic surgery. Each chapter includes patient selection and preparation, technique, complications, outcomes assessment, and references, and many illustrations that have been prepared specifically for this book. FEATURES: A consistent, easy-to-navigate approach that facilitates quick learning More than 250 full-color illustrations that clarify each step of every procedure Expert authorship by experienced plastic surgeons COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF: Facial surgeries including facelift, brow lift, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, rhinoplasty, and chin implants Breast surgery, body contouring, and bariatric plastic surgery including breast augmentation, breast reduction, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, and liposuction Non-surgical options including Botox, injectable fillers, chemical peel, dermabrasion, and laser surgery Other considerations such as new developments in cosmetic surgery, the business of cosmetic surgery, and the public’s view of cosmetic surgery
Each chapter includes patient selection and preparation, technique, complications, outcomes assessment, and references, and many illustrations that have been prepared specifically for this book.
Author: Robert Grant
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
Women's magazines teem with its promises and horror stories; feminists ardently debate its status as harmful or heroic; surgeons and regulators compete to define which procedures can be offered and how. Through its representation, cosmetic surgery impacts on us all, not just those who go 'under the knife'. This book investigates the ways in which cosmetic surgery is shaping gender, and in the process, it questions contemporary cultural studies assumptions about how we read the media.
Jon Casimir, James Cockington and Richard Guilliatt interpret cosmetic surgery in 'Ninety Things that Defined the '90s', Sydney Morning Herald Good Weekend, 9 October 1999, p. 19. 2. Simply put, 'cosmetic surgery' can be distinguished ...
Author: S. Fraser
Category: Social Science
Engaging the theme of appearance dissatisfaction expressed by women who had undergone cosmetic surgery, and its subsequent impacts upon body image and self-perception, this study concludes that shame and narcissism are interrelated processes, whereby the evaluations and amendments to appearance, and the notions of self and social acceptance which underpin it, are negotiated.
Advertisers 'preached the parable of the first impression', that life's fortunes could be destroyed or created by the immediacy of assessments occurring in first encounters and, although cosmetic surgery was not yet common practice, ...
Author: Jane Megan Northrop