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Over the last several years, there have been a number of new textbooks published on cutaneous surgery. Principles and Techniques of Cutaneous Surgery is an excellent offering in this increasingly popular niche. The editors have assembled an impressive collection of authors, each of whom contributes to the main strength of this book, which is its succinct yet authoritative nature. At 617 pages, this text is nearly half the size of Wheeland's Cutaneous Surgery, which makes Lask and Moy's book easier to carry. Essential information is conveyed in a readable format, which does not overwhelm the reader with the extraneous or superfluous. Figures and black-and-white and color photographs are used effectively to convey visual concepts.
The book covers all essential elements of surgical dermatology. One of the real strengths of the text is that reconstruction is presented on an anatomical basis, including chapters on the lip, forehead, temple, ear, and nose.