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This book provides a basic and practical text on those surgical techniques used in aesthetic surgery. The precursor of this book, Cosmetic Facial Surgery, was written in 1973 and even the title change of this book indicates the changes that have occurred in this type of surgery. In the eight years since the first edition, probably as many cosmetic or aesthetic operations have been performed as in all years before that time. The surgical techniques, the number of patients, and the connotations of this type of surgery have changed greatly. One notes the new title, Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which has a positive connotation as opposed to the sometimes negative reaction of patients and surgeons toward the name "cosmetic surgery."
Being an oculoplastic surgeon, I was only concerned with evaluating volume 2 of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, which contains the chapters on aesthetic surgery of the face and neck regions, including those