Straight Talk About Cosmetic Surgery Arthur W. Perry, MD, FACS, Michael F. Roizen, M.D.

Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Publication date:
28 Aug 2007
384 pages: 229 x 152 x 31mm
Illustrations (some col.)

The public's recent exuberance toward cosmetic surgery has spurred an unprecedented demand for appearance-changing procedures. But how can an average consumer discern the hype from solid truth? Which of the many treatments available can fulfill the promise of a more youthful look, or more beautiful skin, or a more pleasing body shape? Which procedures don't work at all? In this up-to-the-minute guide, Dr. Arthur Perry, a practising plastic surgeon for more than two decades, examines in close detail each of today's surgical and nonsurgical procedures. In everyday language, aided by more than a hundred illustrations, he assesses the benefits and potential complications of legitimate treatments. He also identifies and frankly discusses ineffective treatments. Dr. Perry's empowering book guides you through the seductive and somewhat slick world of cosmetic surgery. He offers criteria for selecting good doctors and facilities. In short, he has written an essential book for anyone who is contemplating cosmetic surgery or other skin-care procedures. It includes expert advice on: facial rejuvenation including lifts, wrinkle fillers, and peels; body contouring from liposuction and tummy tucks to breast implants, reductions, and lifts; botox and laser treatments; and, avoiding fraud and procedures that don't work.

Arthur W. Perry, M.D., F.A.C.S., has had a private practice in cosmetic surgery for twenty years. He is also clinical associate professor of plastic surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson School of Medicine, as well as clinical associate, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He served more than ten years on the New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners, and he hosts a weekly show on cosmetic surgery for WOR Radio in New York.

“This book is admirably thorough. I cannot think of a cosmetic procedure or a type of cosmetic product that is not included.”—Carol Wright, coauthor of The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health and The Yale Guide to Menopause and Perimenopause

"A valuable reference for prospective patients seeking cosmetic surgery.  In fact, this book is must-reading for such patients." —Stephen V. Flagg, M.D., Yale University School of Medicine
"Thoughtfully written and right on target!" —Mehmet Oz, M.D., F.A.C.S., coauthor of You: The Owner's Manual
"A tireless advocate for quality and ethical medical care."—Gregory J. Rokosz, D.O., J.D., F.A.C.E.P., F.A.C.O.E.P., Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ
"[This book] place[s] expectations and risks in perspective."—Thomas J. Krizek, M.D., F.A.C.S
"Highly readable . . . [and] extremely helpful."—Robert M. Goldwyn, M.D., F.A.C.S., Harvard Medical School