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Plastic surgery

Author: Lana Thompson
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Greenwood, ©2012.
Series: Health and medical issues today.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book provides a complete history of plastic surgery, a description of the modern techniques and choices available, and an overview of the controversies surrounding the choice to voluntarily change your physical appearance"--
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lana Thompson
ISBN: 9780313375682 0313375682 0313375690 9780313375699
OCLC Number: 707211554
Description: viii, 200 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: History --
Indications and types of treatment --
Challenges and applications --
Anesthesia and antisepsis --
Wartime: the mother of invention --
Paradigm changes in reconstruction and aesthetics --
Corrective versus cosmetic surgery --
Organizations and societies --
Introduction and overview --
Informed consent: doctors and patients at risk --
Wartime morality and politics --
Breast reconstruction --
Is ethnicity bad? --
Liposuction --
Botox: a good use for a bad organism --
Silicone and other implants --
Down syndrome--
Cleft palate and cleft lip --
Ambiguous genitalia --
Why would anyone want to do that?
Series Title: Health and medical issues today.
Responsibility: Lana Thompson.

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"Overall, this volume provides an intriguing look into the history of plastic surgery ..." - Booklist Online

 
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