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Outsmarting Mother Nature: A Woman's Complete Guide to Plastic Surgery 1st Edition

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About the Author

Iliana E. Sweis, MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

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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: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,294,716 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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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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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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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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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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By Betty on December 25, 2010
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I thought about buying this book but wondered why it was so overpriced and what would make it worth more than other books like it? I read through every review trying to find an answer then clicked on each reviewers other reviews and found that they did not have any. It looks like a setup of reviews to me so I cannot trust the content.
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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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