Synopses & Reviews
Prospective cosmetic surgery patients confused by media-driven hype and glitz will find a clear road map to selecting the best doctors and the most appropriate and safe procedures in this handy companion. Supplying patients with savvy queries only a veteran cosmetic surgeon would have the insight to ask, the book outlines the seven key questions people must ask themselves before contacting a cosmetic surgeon, a method for quickly eliminating practitioners through screening calls, and the critical questions to ask during the consultation itself. Handy checklists for the most popular procedures, anesthesia, and surgical facilities; anatomical sketches to assist doctors in identifying what they will do and where they will do it; and a comprehensive ratings quiz help patients evaluate which practitioner best suits their needs. Those concerned with the financial aspects of the procedures will find the cost calculation worksheet and directory of companies that finance cosmetic surgery particularly useful.
About the Author
Robert Kotler, MD, FACS
, is the author of Chemical Rejuvenation of the Face, The Consumer's Guidebook to Cosmetic Facial Surgery
, and Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon
, in addition to more than 51 medical publications. He is a clinical instructor at the UCLA Medical Center, an attending surgeon at the West Los Angeles Veteran's Medical Center, and board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head/Neck Surgery. A nationally recognized spokesperson for cosmetic surgeons, he has appeared on Access Hollywood, Deborah Norville Tonight, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA
, and Oprah
. He lives in Los Angeles.