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Book Reviews
August 1999

Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery: Eyelid, Forehead, and Facial Techniques

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Copyright 1999 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1999

Arch Ophthalmol. 1999;117(8):1100-1101. doi:

The field of oculoplastic surgery has evolved rapidly since the first edition of Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgerywas published in 1982. With the release of the third edition, Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery: Eyelid, Forehead, and Facial Techniques, Dr Putterman has expanded his text, mirroring the expanded boundaries of today's oculoplastic surgeon by including the entire face. The third edition contains 43 chapters, expanded from the original 21, detailing current surgical approaches to each facial unit: forehead and eyebrows, orbit (upper and lower eyelids), cheek and mid-face, and neck and jowl line. The chapters contain detailed discussions of patients' eyelid and facial concerns, including evaluation, surgical management, results, and complications of the surgical procedures discussed. Selected references are also provided for each chapter. Additional subjects covered in this latest edition include upper and lower eyelid retraction; cheek, mid-face, forehead, and face lifts; laser-assisted blepharoplasty and resurfacing; and treatment of hyperkinetic lines of facial expression through soft-tissue augmentation or botulinum toxin. Newer developments in the oculoplastic field are also discussed, including fat redeposition for the treatment of prominent nasojugal folds and ligation of the corrugator and procerus muscles through an upper eyelid crease incision to treat glabellar rhytids.