Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 375 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0759-6 BOOK REVIEW I. Jackson T.S. Wilkinson, Atlas of Liposuction, Elsevier Publishing, 2004, 352 pp, 800 color illustrations (ISBN 0-7216-9422-5), $169.00 USD Published online: 27 July 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 This is a book with an interesting format. ‘‘T’’ Wilkin- replacement of fat. There are a large number of illus- son, who for many years has produced the useful trations, all in color, which show good results but also ‘‘Technical Forum’’, is the author. The most unusual are used to point out problems and how they have been feature is that it contains opinions and comments of rectiﬁed. The photographs are used to show the good many of those who publish a lot and those who are and bad in this technique. They are not always uniform experienced but rarely publish on this technique. in size, position and dress but then this is what we all see There are ten chapters which include general con- in our own practices. siderations, superﬁcial liposculpture, ultrasound and Useful tips are given on instrumentation, postopera- power-assisted liposuction, liposuction of the trunk and tive management, and how to deal with complications. abdomen, abdominoplasty, liposuction of legs and arms, The range of results shown vary from excellent to breast liposuction, liposuction of the face and neck, fat good—this is an honest report since it ﬁts with every- replacement and after care. one’s practice. Many a time patient comments are in- The book is easy to read and has a few interesting cluded and this adds to the enjoyment. techniques which make it enjoyable and fun to read. The book is well produced, enjoyable to read, and Many well-known and not so well-known plastic sur- contains much good advice and many pearls, for geons have contributed comments. These range from example, the value of external ultrasonic-assisted lipo- interesting anecdotes to technical advice, and this makes suction, which the author uses a lot. The author and his for enjoyable interludes in the text. friends and colleagues who have contributed anecdotes ‘‘Clinical pearls’’ are liberally scattered throughout and advice are to be congratulated. For those embarking on liposuction and also those who practice it but want to the text. These are in blue-colored boxes and are easily seen–each should be read carefully. learn more–this is the book for you. As can be seen from the Table of Contents, all aspects of this subject are included-from removal of fat to I. Jackson Southﬁeld, MI, USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +1-248-4245881 Fax: +1-248-4245881
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