Eur J Plast Surg (2003) 26:106 DOI 10.1007/s00238-002-0428-y BOOK REVIEW I. Niechajev Lippincott-Raven, Philadelphia, 1999, 368 pp (ISBN 0-397-51600-2) $250.00 US Published online: 12 April 2003 © Springer-Verlag 2003 It is with great pleasure that I review this book of The second section consists of 10 chapters that de- this prominent Brazilian plastic surgeon. As Doctor scribe contouring of various areas of the body. Doctor Toledo states in the preface, Tord Skoog’s Atlas of Toledo frequently combines syringe fat aspiration with Plastic Surgery influenced the concept of this text. fat transplantation in order to create optimal contour re- Rather than trying to encompass the whole spectrum of modelling. His results are impressive. He also treats the body contouring, the author presents his personal difficult problem of the gluteal dimples in this way. It is approach and describes in detail his own methods surprising that all his patients are females; in Europe and refinements. Over one thousand photographs and about one third of the patients undergoing body shaping drawings, all in colour, make the text easy to read surgery are males. The author does not believe in calf and give the reader good insight into the technical de- implants, but his results after fat transplantation to the tails. calves are not convincing. Subcutaneous fat injection The book is divided into three sections and contains and 70% glycolic acid peel are proposed for hand rejuve- 26 chapters. The first section consists of 11 chapters, nation. This treatment is highly controversial and good and deals with the basic concepts of medical photogra- results are not easy to reproduce. phy, anaesthesia, preparation and positioning of the pa- The final section contains five chapters related to fa- tient, medication, dressings, reduction and augmenta- cial rejuvenation and blepharoplasty. The author’s pres- tion liposculpture. Treatment of post-liposuction de- ent philosophy is to replace, when possible, the face-lift pressions using Doctor Toledo’s ingenious instrument, with a collection of small procedures: liposuction, fat the V-tip dissector cannula, rounds off the first part of transplants, peels and blepharoplasty. Doctor Toledo pre- the book. fers to start rejuvenating treatments in the early part of middle age and to continue with his concept of “mainte- nance surgery” as the years pass. I. Niechajev ( ) All plastic surgeons who perform body contouring sur- Stockholm-Lidingö, Sweden e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org gery may well want to add this new book to their library.
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: May 1, 2003
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