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March 26, 2008

Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery

JAMA. 2008;299(12):1483-1484. doi:10.1001/jama.299.12.1483

Cosmetic surgery is a lucrative, fee-for-service, office-based business. For the surgeon it offers convenience, saves time, and generates additional income from facility fees. For the anesthesiologist, it offers a new challenge and business opportunity. This textbook is a timely treatment of many aspects of the fast-growing field of office-based surgery and anesthesia. Most of the contributors are not academicians but physicians who own or manage office-based surgery units or provide anesthesia services.