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December 18, 1948

Cirugía estética

JAMA. 1948;138(16):1204. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900160072028

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This is an excellent survey of plastic surgery of the esthetic type. It is thorough, comprehensive and well written. After the preliminary introduction and general considerations, the first chapter is devoted to plastic surgery of the nose.

The second chapter concerns itself mainly with surgical technic—the preparation of the surgeon's hands, the patient, anesthesia and postoperative care. A special chapter is devoted to surgical armamentaria.

Chapters 4 through 10 contain a comprehensive analysis of the various types of nasal deformities and the methods used in their correction. Chapter 11 concerns itself with the abnormalities of the ear. Chapter 12 is devoted to a consideration of relaxation of soft structures of the face and the various operations on the lips. This chapter is written in a lucid style and includes consideration of the etiologic factors that produce wrinkles, with special emphasis on the hypertrophic form and evaluation following operations. This is

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