" A valuable and insightful guide for the novice plastic surgery patient. This book is terrific!" -- David Hidalgo, MD., FACS-Chief of Plastic Surgery:Memorial Sloan-Kittering Hospital, Private Practice: Manhattan, NY
" An exceptionally good book. Patients become knowledgeable in a format different from a consultarion room." -- John H. Moore, Jr., MD., FACS, Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery: Jefferson Medical College, Private Practice: Philadelphia, PA
" Cosmetic surgery is a serious undertaking. This book is a practical guide to navigate the waters of cosmetic surgery." -- Alan Matarasso, MD., FACS, Clinical Associate Professor of Plastic Surgery: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Senior Scientific Editor- Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Private Practice: Manhattan, NY
"... an outstanding balanced view. A "must" read for everybody involved in the decision making process of cosmetic surgery." -- Oscar Ramirez, MD., FACS, Clinical Assistant Professor: The John Hopkins University School of Medicine, Private Practice: Timonium, MD
From the Publisher
The number of people turning to cosmetic surgery are legion, and those numbers are increasing. As baby boomers are aging, they are turning to cosmetic surgery, but so are younger people wanting to improve their looks. Cosmetic surgery is no longer the province of the wealthy. While the media focuses on stars who take advantage of these improved procedures, taking out second mortgages, paying with credit cards, saving up to make it happen, Americans in all walks of life are turning to cosmetic surgery to enhance their looks. Cosmetic surgery is no longer thought of as self-indulgent or frivolous; instead, it is considered an enhancement which can facilitate everything from better job prospects to better self-esteem. In her new book, COSMETIC SURGERY: Before, Between and After, master makeup artist Susan Gail uses her 22 years of experience working with reconstructive surgeons, dermatologists, psychiatrists and psychologists as well as her own recent foray into plastic surgery to give her readers an up-close look at the process. Honest, plain-spoken and often funny, Susan addresses everything from choosing the right doctor to post surgery sex! Endorsed by some of the best cosmetic surgeons in the country, COSMETIC SURGERY: Before, Between and After is a must-read for anyone contemplating plastic surgery.