Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 27: 399 DOI 10.1007/s00238-005-0760-0 BOOK REVIEW I. Jackson W.P.D. Chen, J.A. Khan, C.D. McCord, Jr.: color atlas of cosmetic oculofacial surgery, Elsevier Publishing, 2004, 325 pp, 517 (350 in color) illustrations (ISBN 0-7506-7422-9), $149.00 USD Published online: 11 May 2005 Springer-Verlag 2005 This atlas is a combined publication of three editors: Direct browlift which is occasionally indicated is well Chen from UCLA, Khan from Kansas State University described; so is internal browplasty. The explanation is School of Medicine, and McCord from Emory Univer- clear, the results are good, but again there are external sity. The authors state that this is a combination of a sutures. ‘‘practical color atlas as well as a teaching manual’’. The Chapter 7 is long and detailed, but needs a careful areas covered are forehead, eyebrows, eyelids and the study because of the increase in Asian patients. face in general. In addition, repair of ptosis, laser The next two chapters deal with the lower blepha- resurfacing, and the use of Botox are discussed. This roplasty and cheek lift—these require careful consider- racial mix of authors allows all aspects of the lids and ation since this procedure is fraught with disaster. These the other orbital regions to be described and to have the need to be read and reread in order to become com- necessary treatment be outlined for every ethnic group fortable with this procedure. In these chapters the laser is which is so important in the ethnic mixture of today’s used as a cutting tool for fat rather than for skin patients. reduction. The Table of Contents includes interaction with The various methods of brow ptosis and periorbital aesthetic patients, eyelid anatomy, anaesthetic consid- rhytid correction are well presented and clearly illus- erations, endoscopic surgery, upper blepharoplasty and trated. The use of Botox on the frontalis and around the brow elevation, Asian blepharoplasty, lower blepharo- mouth, together with complications, make for an inter- plasty and its complications. There are two chapters on esting little chapter. CO laser treatment, one using it on the skin and the Using CO and erbium YAG lasers for skin ablation 2 2 other transconjunctivally, ptosis correction, Botox, fur- is presented in a clear and authoritative fashion. The ther information on skin resurfacing with a ﬁnal chapter technique, postoperative management, presentation and on management of the eyelid crease. treatment of complications are given special consider- The ﬁrst three chapters supply the building blocks of ation. examination, anatomy and anesthesia. Each author Doctor Chen provides the ﬁnal chapter which is on gives his own idea on sedation, preop and intraop, to- management of the eyelid crease. This mainly deals with gether with postoperative management. Advice is given management of complications and on production of on touch-ups, complications and insurance manage- good results in Western and Eastern lids. The large series ment. The use of the endoscope on the lids is then dis- of individual cases is particularly instructive. cussed. Techniques and instrumentation are well This is a book for all—Residents in training, young presented. Separate highlighted boxes draw attention to graduates in oculoplastic surgery, and postgraduates clinical pearls and pitfalls. The technique is well illus- who want to update. The book is beautifully produced, trated by bloodless photography. However, it is inter- easy to read and to purchase it would be money well esting to see how frequently large interrupted sutures are spent. used for skin closure. I. Jackson Southﬁeld, MI, USA E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel.: +1-248-4245800 Fax: +1-248-4245881
European Journal of Plastic Surgery – Springer Journals
Published: Jul 1, 2005
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