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December 1989

Aesthetic Surgery of the Aging Face

Arch Dermatol. 1989;125(12):1721-1722. doi:10.1001/archderm.1989.01670240123038

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It appears that we are being continually inundated with treatises on cosmetic surgery. This book is simply one more among the recent onslaught of texts on aesthetic surgery of the face.

Using sequential black-and-white photographs of actual subjects, the authors attempt to demonstrate the techniques they employ in the use of common aesthetic procedures. In general, these photographs succeed quite well, some better than others.

The photographs were generally of good quality, but the great majority of them were superfluous. More than half of these photographs could have been eliminated without detracting from the book's value, especially those showing the authors and their pretty nurses in various poses. Frequently, the same photograph is shown four or five times.

The chapter on blepharoplasty is well presented. The description of the skin muscle flap is excellent. The author mentioned the skin flap briefly. I find this method very useful for heavily wrinkled

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