Cosmetic Surgery A to Z: A guide to cosmetic procedures and laser skin treatments

Cosmetic Surgery A to Z: A guide to cosmetic procedures and laser skin treatments
Harvard Health Publications
Prepared by the editors of Harvard Health Publications in consultation with Kenneth Arndt, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology; James May, M.D., professor of surgery, Michael S. Kaminer, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology
2006
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his Special Health Report looks beyond the hype about popular cosmetic procedures to deliver the facts based on solid medical science. Find out the benefits, risks, costs, and success rates for many cosmetic surgeries, laser procedures, botox, liposuction and others. Prepared by the editors of Harvard Health Publications in consultation with Kenneth Arndt, M.D., clinical professor of dermatology; James May, M.D., professor of surgery, Michael S. Kaminer, M.D., assistant clinical professor of dermatology. 48 pages. (updated: 2006)

Table of Contents:

* The popularity of cosmetic procedures
* Getting started
o Realistic expectations
o Cautions about costs
o Choosing a doctor
* Rejuvenating the skin
o Aging, wrinkles, and skin
o Botox (botulinum toxin)
o Chemical peels
o Laser treatments
o LED photomodulation
o Microdermabrasion
o Photorejuvenation with intense pulsed light (IPL)
o Radiofrequency
o Soft-tissue augmentation: Fillers and implants



* Surgical procedures
o General surgical guidelines
o Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty)
o Facelift (rhytidectomy)
o Liposuction
o Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
o Forehead lift (brow lift)
o Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
o Breast augmentation
o Breast lift (mastopexy)
* Glossary
* Resources
o Organizations
o Books
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