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The Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Second Edition
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  • Authored by: Carol Ann Rinzler; Foreword by Robert T. Grant, M.D., M.Sc., F.A.C.S., and by Stanley Darrow, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.A.G.D.
  • From the Series: Library of Health and Living
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  • ISBN-10: 1438194250
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9425-7
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  • Imprint: Facts On File
  • Published: 04/01/2019
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. The most common plastic surgery procedures include tumor removal, scar revision, hand surgery, and breast reduction, while the most popular cosmetic surgeries are Botox®, breast augmentation, chemical peel, dermabrasion, liposuction, and rhinoplasty. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 17.7 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States in 2018 alone, and the number of surgeries is rising steadily each year.

In more than 800 entries, The Encyclopedia of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery, Second Edition provides sound information on cosmetic and plastic surgery for students and professionals alike. This comprehensive reference covers all aspects of this popular topic, detailing surgical techniques and practices, medical conditions, social controversies, and the history of cosmetic and plastic surgery, plus it includes a list of websites for plastic surgery resources.

Entries cover:

  • Aging and cosmetic surgery
  • Biographies of current and historical figures in the field of cosmetic surgery
  • Body organs and systems involved in and affected by plastic surgery
  • Diseases and disorders treatable with plastic surgery
  • Drugs, chemicals, and tools used in plastic surgery
  • Historical advances in plastic surgery
  • Nonsurgical alternatives to cosmetic and plastic surgery
  • Plastic surgery procedures, techniques, and practices
  • Popular cosmetic surgeries—from Botox injections and face-lifts to breast implants and liposuction
  • and more.

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About the Author(s)

Carol Ann Rinzler is the author of more than 25 books on health and science including Nutrition for Dummies, Sixth Edition; The New Complete Book of Food, Second Edition; and the award-winning Estrogen and Breast Cancer: A Warning for Women. She is a former nutrition columnist for the New York Daily News whose articles have appeared in publications ranging from The New York Times to Health Magazine. In 2015, she was named a Woman of Distinction by the New York State Senate and was the first recipient of the New York Society of Anesthesiologists' Patient Advocate Award.

Robert T. Grant, M.D., M.Sc, F.A.C.S., is plastic-surgeon-in-chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital, the University Hospital of Columbia, and Weill Cornell. He is professor of surgery at Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, and adjunct professor of clinical surgery (plastic surgery) at Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Stanley Darrow, D.D.S., F.A.C.D., F.A.G.D., was a professor of operative dentistry at New York University College of Dentistry and attending dentist at Flushing Hospital and Medical Center.

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