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Physician's Guide to Cosmetic Surgery

Physician's Guide to Cosmetic Surgery Overview

This guide covers the differences between cosmetic and reconstructive surgery; the origins of cosmetic surgery; cosmetic surgery and quality of life; is your patient asking the right questions; does your patient have realistic goals; and what should your patient look for in a plastic surgeon.

Facial Surgery and Skin Care Surgical Procedures Guide

This physician’s guide covers facelift (rhytidectomy), facial implants, forehead lift (brow lift), eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) and hair replacement.

Skin Rejuvenation Physician's Guide

This Skin Rejuvenation Physician’s Guide covers chemical peels; Retin-A® treatments; glycolic acid treatments; laser resurfacing (laser peel); collagen injections; and dermabrasion.

Body Contouring Surgical Procedures Physician’s Guide

This Body Contouring Surgical Procedures Physician’s Guide covers breast augmentation (augmentation mammaplasty); breast lift (mastopexy); male breast reduction (gynecomastia); tummy tuck (abdominoplasty); panniculectomy (in obese patients); endoscopic plastic surgery; suction-assisted liposuction; and ultrasound-assisted liposuction.

Information for You and Your Patient Physician's Guide

This Information for You and Your Patient Physician’s Guide covers cosmetic camouflage; finding the right physician; video/computer simulations; andinsurance coverage.