edited by Melvin A. Shiffman, 323 pp, $150, ISBN 0-8247-0484-3, New York, NY, Marcel Dekker Inc, 2001.
As the field of cosmetic surgery evolves into the new millennium, the concept of minimally invasive surgery is clearly gaining favor among surgeons from all disciplines. Therefore, it is timely that Dr Shiffman has edited an entire textbook devoted to the use of autologous fat for soft tissue augmentation. Although autologous fat is widely believed to be a very useful material for the improvement of soft tissue defects as well as wrinkles, its longevity and overall long-term utility has been questioned by some physicians. This text goes a long way toward silencing the critics of autologous fat transplantation, and significantly expands the reader's knowledge base on the subject.
Kaminer MS. Autologous Fat Transplantation. Arch Dermatol. 2002;138(11):1520. doi:10.1001/archderm.138.11.1520