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Outsmarting Mother Nature: A Woman's Complete Guide to Plastic Surgery Hardcover – April 21, 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0313386145 ISBN-10: 0313386145 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger; 1 edition (April 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0313386145
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313386145
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 6.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,645,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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• Offers a comprehensive reference for women contemplating plastic surgery, explaining what is being offered, how it is done, and the risks and rewards

• Discusses the importance of psychological factors, such as why one is having a procedure done and what to expect as a result

• Provides detailed and precise information not readily available in other sources

• Offers the unique perspective of a female plastic surgeon who has, herself, undergone cosmetic procedures



• Over 100 entries cover the major plastic surgery procedures currently being performed

• Case studies demonstrate what cosmetic procedures can, and can not, accomplish

• More than 50 graphics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons illustrate procedures

• A question-and-answer format allows an easier comprehension of medical information

• An appendix explains how to find and choose a plastic surgeon and what questions to ask

Book Description

From Botox treatments and breast enlargements to tummy tucks and liposuction, Americans love plastic surgery. More than 11 million procedures are performed in the United States each year, with people paying upwards of $13 billion out of pocket for this increasingly popular method of nurturing one's self-esteem.


More About the Author

Dr. Iliana Sweis is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. In private practice since 1997, she has focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery. She is Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of Illinois at Chicago. Her experience and skill have earned her many distinguished honors including being selected on numerous occasions as one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America by the Consumers Research Council of America. She is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Illinois Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dr. Sweis received her undergraduate degree with honors from Loyola University of Chicago. She then completed medical school at Northwestern University, General Surgery residency training at Case Western Reserve University, and fellowship training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Northwestern University. She is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Sweis remains very committed to continuing medical education through attending scientific meetings and courses held throughout the country, in addition to participating in clinical research.

"As physicians we have a duty to identify and understand our patients' needs and intervene where necessary; as plastic surgeons we should have the eye to discern between simple form and beauty, and possess the expertise to unite the two."
--Iliana Sweis, MD, FACS

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The chapters are written in clear, concise language and are easy to understand.
Dr. Pirko Maguina
It somehow took away the stigma of plastic surgery and made me realize its okay to want to look and feel my best.
midwest mom
This book is written in a clear and concise manner, and is a must for anyone considering plastic surgery.
randi

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lisa S. on May 15, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This was a very easy read. I will be turning 5o next year and am seriously considering a surgical procedure. This book answered every question I would ask, and will be a guide for me when I meet with a Doctor. I Loved it!
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By midwest mom on May 12, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is just what I was looking for. As a 40 something woman who is contemplating plastic surgery I was able to learn so much from "Outsmarting Mother Nature." Dr. Sweis successfully explains each procedure in language that is easy to understand. I love how each procedure is covered in great detail in a question and answer format in language that is easy to understand. The book also addresses my concerns about the emotional decision to go "under the knife." It somehow took away the stigma of plastic surgery and made me realize its okay to want to look and feel my best. I know I will keep this book on my nightstand and refer to it often as I consider my options for plastic surgery. Thank you Dr. Sweis for making this process so much easier.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By randi on September 24, 2010
Format: Hardcover
This book is written in a clear and concise manner, and is a must for anyone considering plastic surgery. It outlines all you need from finding a competent surgeon, to the procedures themselves, to recovery time,amd pain management and follow up. I have personally witnessed Dr. Sweis' work, and I have experienced her true compassion for her patients.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By RBock on October 22, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This book is crap. You can find all of this information out on the internet. Also, why is this plastic surgeon schooling us about the psychological ramifications???? You're not a shrink, just a back-alley surgeon who cuts-and-pastes e-books off of the internet.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lori on May 14, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I currently work for a plastic surgeon and was looking for a source of information to enhance my knowledge of plastic surgery, including pre and post care. I just have to say WOW!!!!! I appreciated how very informative and detailed the book was without being overwhelming. I did not need a doctorate to understand it!!!I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to learn more about plastic surgery, male or female, work related or personal.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Pirko Maguina on May 12, 2010
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Dr Sweiss has done a fantastic job putting together all the information needed by patients considering cosmetic surgery. The book is nicely organized by body areas and procedures, making it easy to find information on any operation. The chapters are written in clear, concise language and are easy to understand. The information in each chapter is comprehensive and should be mandatory reading for anyone considering cosmetic surgery: it explains step by step what to expect before, during and after surgery and gives patients usefull, unbiased information in preparation for surgery.

This book is a must-read for anyone considering cosmetic surgery. I highly recommend it for patients as well as for surgeons who would like to loan it to their patients or put it in their office waiting area. I'd caution the poorly trained, impostor plastic surgeons against buying it or having their patients read it, since the book has a long chapter that educates patients on how to find a properly trained plastic surgeon.
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