Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 25:437 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0434-0 BOOK REVIEW M. M. Elahi F. Trepsat, B. Cornette de Saint Cyr, H. Delmar, J.L. Goin, A. Thion: Les nouveaux liftings Expansion Scientifique Francaise, Champagne, France, 1994, pp 509–708 Published online: 18 January 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 This textbook is a compilation from several renowned tion. The contributions of video-endoscopy are recounted French plastic surgeons on contemporary issues focused by Drs. Trepsat and Delmar in a well-written chapter that on facelifts. The articles have been collated in a single is effectively complemented by diagrammatic representa- volume text drawn from contributions to the 34th Nation- tions and photographs. Clinical cases of the various face- al Congress of the French Society of Plastic, Reconstruc- lifts presented and their particular suitability are dis- tive and Aesthetic Surgery that was held in Paris on 26 cussed in the final chapter as a conclusion to this book. October 1994. The preface has been authored by Paul Throughout the text, beautiful colored illustrations with Tessier and is presented as a series of answers to common complementary clinical photos and figurative diagrams and controversial questions on the subtleties of facelift make for an entertaining and easy to follow stream of surgery. Tessier articulates his views on the importance of reading, even if French is not your first language. The mastering the local anatomy, definitions and facelift writing has been kept concise with a helpful English sum- types, the various facial ligaments, adjuvant techniques to mary, making it possible to review a particular chapter or enhance the results as well as his views on the direction technique in a very short period of time. It has exception- of modern facelifts. The main body of the text is then de- al photographs and illustrations that are clear and easy to voted to several well-respected authorities who present interpret and follow. In summary, this collection of arti- their individual techniques of facelifting. The anatomy of cles covers the spectrum of contemporary thought in the face is reviewed in detail in the first article by Delmar facelift surgery replete with illustrations, easy to read text and is a worthwhile review of the pertinent fascial planes, and excellent clinical photography. The surgeons chosen soft tissue, ligamentous, neurovascular and osseous anat- to contribute to this volume are household names in omy. The next four articles deal with different levels and European plastic surgery, and each has a particular con- depths of facelifts, covering the spectrum from superfici- cept to present. This certainly makes for a worthwhile al-skin-only surgery to subperiosteal dissection and fixa- read and an excellent reference source. M.M. Elahi ( ) Southfield, Michigan, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Feb 18, 2003
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