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Book and Software Review
May 2000

Lasers in Facial Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery

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by Brian Biesman, MD, 182 pp, with illus, $120, ISBN 0-683-30414-3, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2000;118(5):736-737. doi:

Dr Biesman's book offers a wide breadth of experience from multidisciplinary contributors, giving comprehensive knowledge to the aesthetic surgeon. All the authors are a well-respected experts in their fields, presenting the required basic knowledge with the most current advances, as well as their experiences, cautions, and pearls. This well-organized missal presents a broad subject base, great illustrations, as well as many beautiful color plates, and more importantly, every chapter has a helpful, extensive bibliography. A solid fundamental base of anatomy, physics, skin, and anesthesia is presented. The oculoplastic fund of knowledge ranges from "How To Do a Blepharoplasty" to "Great Cosmetic Lower Lid Tightening Procedures" basics to "How To Get Rid of Malar Bag Tips" for the more experienced aesthetic surgeon. The chapter by Drs Baker and Biesman on "Lid Malpositions" with surgical step-by-step operating room close-up photographs makes the tarsal strip procedure look easy. Another highlight is Cynthia Weinstein's chapter on "Upper and Lower Facial Rejuvenation," which clearly demonstrates her generous sharing of her own multidisciplinarian knowledge.

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