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Authors: Robert Kotler, Robert Kotler
ISBN-13: 9780971226203, ISBN-10: 0971226202
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Ernest Mitchell Publishers
Date Published: April 2003
Edition: (Non-applicable)

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Author Biography: Robert Kotler

Book Synopsis

Now, from the world's beauty capital, Beverly Hills, comes the first, definitive, how-to guide to finding the top specialists, selecting the right procedure, and using a safe facility-at an affordable price. Written by one of America's premier cosmetic surgeons with 35 years experience and over 5000 cosmetic procedures performed. Key disclosures include hints on negotiating fees without compromising quality; tracking down the "superspecialists" of cosmetic surgery-only practitioners; ascertaining the credentials and safety standards of surgical facilities and explaining the nurse or doctor anesthesia-specialist option. Appendices list 137 prescription and non-prescription preparations to be avoided before and after surgery, a description of today's 24 most popular non-surgical treatments and a handy, ready-to-copy 29- Point Checklist to be used at consultations..

About the Author

Robert Kotler, MD, FACS is a popular UCLA teacher, lecturer and former Consultant to the Medical Board of California. Author of the best-selling medical text Chemical Rejuvenation of the Face, he has appeared on Oprah and 48 Hours among other network television programs, and is frequently quoted in national magazines and newspapers. He lives in Los Angeles.

Library Journal

Kotler, a veteran practicing cosmetic surgeon, demystifies his specialty, ranging from the simple differentiation between plastic and cosmetic surgery to handy checklists of questions to ask before undergoing cosmetic surgical procedures. Other topics discussed include fees, aftercare, alternative techniques and products for aging skin, and annotated recommended readings. The most important guidance provided by Kotler is on finding the right surgeon, as the combination of an informed patient and a trusted surgeon offers the optimum conditions for a good outcome and a happy ending. This entertaining, credibly written book-which provides information that is also, in many cases, helpful in negotiating other areas of the medical/surgical world-would be a fine addition to any consumer health collection. With highly illustrative before-and-after pictures.-Joanne Rich, Health Sciences Libs., Univ. of Washington, Seattle Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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