This is primarily a book on plastic surgery. The four editors named above write in their Preface that they worked to create this volume because there was a need by students and surgeons for the content provided in it. Their purpose was to make a list of the most commonly-performed plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures and dedicate an entire chapter to each one.
This book has been written for medical students, residents, fellows and practicing surgeons.
In it, the editors and authors emphasize the technical aspects of each procedure and deemphasize the disease process and pathophysiology, which are quite well covered in various other texts. The editors sought out the most successful surgeons as well as the most expert authors on various specialties.
Seventy-two specialists in plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as related fields such as foot and ankle surgery, head and neck surgery, and orthopedic surgery, from all over the United States as well as three other countries – Germany, Switzerland, and Taiwan – authored the 32 chapters of this book that are organized around five broad Parts, named below, with some of the more common and relevant surgical procedures mentioned after the hyphens:
- Part I – General Reconstruction – chest wall construction with pectoralis major muscle flaps, component separation, lower extremity reconstruction, skin grafting and dermal substitute replacement.
- Part II – Breast Reconstruction – breast reduction, breast reconstruction with abdominal flaps, implant-based breast reconstruction with tissue expander placement after mastectomy, nipple reconstruction.
- Part III – Maxillofacial – bilateral and unilateral cleft repair, bilateral lip reconstruction, cleft palate repair, Furlow double-opposing Z-plasty, gynecomastia, mandible fracture management, orbital floor fracture, Van Langenbeck palatoplasty, V-Y pushback palatoplasty, zygomatic and zygomaticomaxillary complex (ZMC) fractures.
- Part IV – Cosmetic – abdominoplasty, belt lipectomy, brachioplasty, breast augmentation, brow lift, facelift, correction of prominent ear, lower eyelid and upper lid blepharoplasty, mastopexy, medial thigh lift, liposuction, non-surgical facial rejuvenation with neuro-modulators and dermal fillers, panniculectomy, rhinoplasty.
- Part V – Hand – carpal tunnel release, endoscopic carpal tunnel release, open trigger finger release for stenosing tenosynoviti0, surgical approaches to the hand and wrist.
This book provides detailed information on operative procedures, including explanations and descriptions of the techniques involved in successfully performing each operation.
Each chapter contains the following components:
- Chapter title
- Authors’ bylines
- Indications, with key points
- Table, with special equipment needed
- Preoperative Markings
- Intra-operative Details
- Post-operative Details
- CPT Coding
Lots of graphics are provided to make learning and retention easier, such as charts showing anatomic details, drawings of planned procedures, photos of patients before, during and after an operation, and tables with important data.
This is a well-organized and developed book on plastic, aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.
Ari S. Hoschander, MD is affiliated with the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and reconstructive Surgery, the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Christopher J. Salgado, MD, FACS is affiliated with the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and reconstructive Surgery, the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Wrood Kassira, MD, FACS is affiliated with the Division of Plastic, Aesthetic and reconstructive Surgery, the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.
Seth R. Thaller, MD, FACS is affiliated with the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in Miami, Florida.