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August 1994

Composite Rhytidectomy

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Westport, Conn

 

by Sam T. Hamra, 252 pp, with color illus, $245, St Louis, Mo, Quality Medical Publishing Inc, 1993.

Arch Dermatol. 1994;130(8):1081. doi:10.1001/archderm.1994.01690080151032

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Abstract

Composite Rhytidectomy is an expanded version of Dr Hamra's articles published in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in July 1992. Approximately 170 pages are devoted to this procedure as well as to the forehead lift. The first three chapters discuss the principles, concepts, and basic steps of composite rhytidectomy. The fourth chapter is exceptionally well illustrated with sequential intraoperative photographs. The fifth and last chapter (approximately 70 pages) is entitled ''Secondary and Adjunctive Procedures.'' In this chapter, Dr Hamra discusses secondary facelifts, chin augmentation, and mostly rhinoplasty.

The book is beautifully presented and profusely illustrated with anatomic drawings as well as intraoperative photographs. This profusion of illustrations extends to over 350 preoperative and post-operative photographs (are they really all necessary?), making up a good part of the book. Many of the illustrations try to demonstrate certain subtle results not readily discernible.

The numerous graphic illustrations are exceptionally clear and very much

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