Straight Talk about Cosmetic Surgery Arthur W. Perry, Michael F. Roizen

Yale University Press Health & Wellness
Publication date:
26 Jul 2007
Yale University Press
384 pages: 235 x 178 x 24mm
152 b-w in text; 70 color in insert
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A leading plastic surgeon explains the pros and cons of cosmetic surgery and skin care to help you determine what isor isn’tright for you

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 W. Perry, a practicing 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.

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
· Avoiding fraud and procedures that don’t work
· And much more

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. He hosts a weekly show on WOR Radio in New York and co-hosts "You The Owners Manual Radio Show" with Dr. Michael Roizen. Dr. Perry lives in Somerset County, NJ.

?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

"Perry examines the latest innovations, provides sound advice for those considering any cosmetic procedure, and offers an overview of the field, noting that patients should consider the simplest techniques first. . . . Perry's strong ethical sense?he discloses his consulting relationships and financial ties to companies?and insistence on evidence-based practice set this book apart from other guides on cosmetic surgery. Highly recommended for all collections."?Library Journal (starred review)

"If you're contemplating a little work, Straight Talk is a must-have guide. Perry reveals what to expect from procedures like liposuction, wrinkle fillers, and  breast lifts; how to tell quality docs from shady surgeons; and which claims are phony. . . . A book bonus: lots of before-and-after photos."?Health Magazine

"Dr. Perry's recent book, . . .  does more than answer questions. In it he tackles controversial issues, including what procedures don't work, such as mesotherapy, Endermologie, cool lasers and mocrodermabrasion."?Lisette Hilton, Cosmetic Surgery Times

"Perry's conversational writing style is clear, and he presents complex ideas in an understandable manner. . . . The book clearly explains the risks of each procedure and uses textbook-quality photographs to illustrate both typical and disastrous surgical results. . . . The book is interesting enough to read cover to cover, but each chapter can stand alone. Recommended."?Choice

Gold medal winner for the 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award in the Health category.

Selected as a 2008 AAUP University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries.