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Cosmetic Surgery Today

Cosmetic Surgery Today

by Dimitrije PanfilovDimitrije Panfilov
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For millennia, men and women have turned to surgical and cosmetic aids in the pursuit of well-being through physical beauty. Indeed many of the procedures performed by today's aesthetic plastic surgeons have their origins in places and cultures as remote as ancient Egypt and Rome.

Written with candor and compassion, Cosmetic Surgery Today presents clear descriptions of the latest techniques, including face lifting, nose correction, liposuction, breast augmentation, reconstructive surgery, procedures specifically for male patients, hair transplantation, and many more. Before-and-after photos clearly show what is involved in each procedure. Cosmetic Surgery Today provides the background necessary for an intelligent, informed discussion about aesthetic surgery that will interest not only potential patients, but also medical professionals in other fields, journalists, stylists, make-up artists, and anyone interested in this much-discussed, but often poorly understood field.

Packed with accessible, practical information, this unique resource is a fascinating exploration of the true nature of beauty and well-being and the vital role aesthetic surgery can play in achieving it.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783131391414
Publisher: Thieme
Publication date: 02/09/2005
Edition description: 1st edition
Pages: 217
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

About the Author

Clinic Nofretete, Private Clinic for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Bonn, Germany

Table of Contents

I General Section
What Do the Terms Plastic and Aesthetic Mean? Definition of Terms
A Brief History of Plastic Surgery
Ethical Aspects in Plastic Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
The Commonest Operations
Adverse Reactions after Surgery
The Ideal Patient
Emotional Strain and its Relief
The Ideal Surgeon
How to Find a Good Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon
The First Consultation
Planning and Preparation for the Operation
The Surgeon's Tools
Radiofrequency Surgery as Refinement in Aesthetic Surgery
Pain and its Alleviation
Clinic Stay and Aftercare
Very Fine Scars
What Will it Cost?
What if Something Goes Wrong?
Reasons for a Disappointing Result
II Aesthetic Plastic Operations
A Pleasing Face—Facial Expression and Physiognomy
Ageing—Its Causes, Traces, and Limitations
Anti-ageing: Vitality Means Attractiveness
Lines and Wrinkles and Fourteen Ways to Get Rid of Them
Face Lifting and Ten Further Procedures for Face and Neck Lifting
For the "Tired Eye" Look—Eyelid Lifting
Nose Corrections (Rhinoplasty)
Lip Surgery
Correction of Prominent Ears (Otoplasty)
The Fairer and Stronger Sex
The Man as a Patient
Strictly Masculine Problems
When that Head of Hair Starts to Recede
Laser Depilation
Operations of the Fatty Tissue
Corrections of the Breast
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
Corrections of the Arms and Legs
III Plastic Surgery
Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Plastic Surgery of Congenital Malformations
Part IV The World and Values of the Surgeon
The Warmth of the Human Look
The Ward Round
The Night before the Operation
Surgical Hand and "Brain Washing"
In the Temple of the "Religion of Surgery"
A Little OP Music
Put on a Friendly Face
The Patient as a Partner
Smiles in the Patient's Room
The First Dressing Change
The Surgeon's Energy and Fear
All Surgeons Want to Cure Their Patients
Surgical Miracle
Beauty is the Promise of Happiness
V The Complex Phenomenon of Beauty
The Seducer from the Savannah
Body Language, Sexuality, and Semiotics
Making the Invisible Beautiful—Cosmetics and Fashion
The Love Potion Amorine
Ever-Present Eroticism
Mythology of Everyday Life
Justice and Injustice
The Power of the Media
The Satisfied and the Dissatisfied
Human Suffering and "Psychosurgery"
Spirits and Gods
Goodness, Beauty and Truth
Some Spiritual Fragrant Flowers

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