Eur J Plast Surg (2004) 27:264 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0664-4 BOOK REVIEW Leo Clodius Saunders Philadelphia, December 2003, hard cover, pp 171, $95.00 US (ISBN 0-7216-8633-8) Published online: 26 August 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 Should you buy this book, yes or no? The author, an presents and explains his chief complaint, (3) eyelid expert on this problem, states: “Books of single author- malpositions—entropion, ektropion, retraction, combined ship or limited authorship are the most popular”, and: malpositions, (4) therapeutical approaches, described and “After all, the foundation of any surgical procedure is illustrated by drawings and by clinical pictures, (5) upper- solidly grounded in the concepts of a basic understanding lid blepharoplasty, taking into account anatomical varia- of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology. Addition- tions, (6) lower-lid blepharoplasty (cutaneous, transcon- ally, excellent practical drawings, illustrations, and pho- junctival), (7) tarsal tuck and fat redistribution, (8) the tographs of actual procedures, when organized and cross upper lid—ptosis and retraction, with, for example, how referenced, appear to provide the most salient teaching to choose the correct patient for a Fasanella-Servat pro- tool in any text.” And he continues: “A summary of each cedure, and (9) the mid-face and the lateral canthus; the chapter, which delineates salient positive and negative boundaries of classical thinking, addressing either the points, technical aspects, and trouble spots within the eyelids or the cheeks alone—these traditional boundaries concepts covered in each chapter, appears to be extremely are crossed, and the resulting problems are presented as a useful in encapsulating the topics covered, and serves as a unified concept for addressing anatomic structures. The quick reference and refresher for the reader. With this in final four chapters are on: (10) the eyebrow and the lac- mind, I have compiled an atlas that combines a directed rimal gland, (11) cosmetic cranioorbital surgery, (12) la- practical narrative by a single author with both illustra- ser-resurfacing in the periocular region, and (13) com- tions, photographs...” How to write an plastic-surgical plications of blepharoplasty. Each of the first eleven bestseller: the author has realized this in the thirteen chapters is concluded by a most helpful section, “Pearls chapters of his atlas and text. In just 171 pages, the and Pitfalls”; each chapter ends with a list of pertinent anatomy and physiology as well as the pathophysiology references. are outlined as the necessary basis for understanding his A great book not only for those who have limited therapy for both functional and esthetic problems of the their practice to the orbital and periocular area, but also a orbital and periorbital area. true pleasure for any plastic and reconstructive surgeon The first nine chapters cover: (1) anatomy with draw- to read and to study. ings, compared with clinical photographs, (2) evaluation of the patient—while he is looking into a mirror, he Reviewed May 2004 L. Clodius ( ) Weid 17, 8126 Zumikon, Switzerland Tel.: +41-1-918-2113 Fax: +41-1-918-2117
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Published: Oct 1, 2004
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