by Angelika Taschen (Editor)
Hardcover: 440 pages
Publisher: Taschen; 25th Anniversary ed. edition (January 1, 2008)
From liposuction to lip implants, this book explores all the ins and outs of body sculpting, focusing on the artistry of aesthetic surgery and the extremes to which people go to ?improve? their looks. Topics include: ? History of aesthetic surgery (with unpublished medical photos!) ? Ethnicity and aesthetic surgery ? Surgery in movies ? Spotlight on Ivo Pitanguy, the ?Michelangelo of the scalpel? ? Interviews with the world's most famous aesthetic surgeons ? Before and after photos of transformed body parts, from the top of the head to the tips of the toes ? Caricatures and jokes about aesthetic surgery ? Bibliography including links to plastic surgery websites --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.