Cosmetic surgery is no longer the exclusive preserve of the rich and famous: millions of people seek surgery every year to remove scars and blemishes, streamline the body shape and slow down the ageing process. But unbiased information about the realities of cosmetic surgery and whether it is necessary can be hard to come by. An essential resource for those in search of the body beautiful, this book tackles every question the layman might have and also considers alternative options to surgery.The Cosmetic Surgery Companion describes the surgical options available for improving each body zone, providing detailed information and clear illustrations explaining the surgery itself as well as the necessary before- and aftercare. The important thing is to make an informed choice – and with this book by your side, that won’t be a problem.
An essential resource for making an informed decision about cosmetic surgery. In this comprehensive guide, Antonia Mariconda, an expert on plastic surgery, provides consumers with clear and impartial advice on how to choose a well-qualified and experienced surgeon. She describes the surgical options available for each body part and explains each procedure in detail, including the minimum before-care and aftercare. Organized by body area and procedure, this fully illustrated reference includes: Facial rejuvenation techniques, such as browlift, blepharoplasty (eyelids), facelift/necklift, rhinoplasty(nose), chin augmentation, otoplasty (ear pinning), facial fat grafting and sculpting, injectables and dental Breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, male breast reduction, nipple reduction and inverted nipple repair Body contouring procedures, such as tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, body lifts and anti-cellulite treatments Non-surgical techniques, such as lasers, thermage, Fraxel and Titan Mariconda also addresses the psychological and physical problems that could arise from too many procedures, and she evaluates the future of cosmetic surgery and the potential impact of stem cell research. Cosmetic Surgery Companion answers all the questions the booming number of consumers interested in cosmetic surgery will have -- and should have -- when beginning to consult a surgeon. It is an essential resource for anyone who is considering or has decided to undergo cosmetic surgery.
The growth of the service economy, widespread acceptance of cosmetic technologies, expansion of global media, and the intensification of scrutiny of appearance brought about by the internet have heightened the power of beauty ideals in everyday life. A range of interdisciplinary contributions by an international roster of established and emerging scholars will introduce students to the emergence of debates about beauty, including work in history, sociology, communications, anthropology, gender studies, disability studies, ethnic studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and psychology. The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is an essential reference work for students and researchers interested in the politics of appearance. Comprising over 30 chapters by a team of international contributors the Handbook is divided into six parts: Theorizing Beauty Politics Competing Definitions of Beauty Beauty, Activism, and Social Change Body Work Beauty and Labor Beauty and the Lifecourse The Routledge Companion to Beauty Politics is essential reading for students in Women and Gender Studies, Sociology, Media Studies, Communications, Philosophy, and Psychology.
The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender offers a comprehensive examination of media and gender studies, charting its histories, investigating ongoing controversies, and assessing future trends. The 59 chapters in this volume, written by leading researchers from around the world, provide scholars and students with an engaging and authoritative survey of current thinking in media and gender research. The Companion includes the following features: With each chapter addressing a distinct, concrete set of issues, the volume includes research from around the world to engage readers in a broad array of global and transnational issues and intersectional perspectives. Authors address a series of important questions that have consequences for current and future thinking in the field, including postfeminism, sexual violence, masculinity, media industries, queer identities, video games, digital policy, media activism, sexualization, docusoaps, teen drama, cosmetic surgery, media Islamophobia, sport, telenovelas, news audiences, pornography, and social and mobile media. A range of academic disciplines inform exploration of key issues around production and policymaking, representation, audience engagement, and the place of gender in media studies. The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender is an essential guide to the central ideas, concepts and debates currently shaping media and gender research.
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.
- An essential reference for students, curators and scholars of fashion, cultural studies, and the expanding range of disciplines that see fashion as imbued with meaning far beyond the material. - Over 300 in-depth entries covering designers, articles of clothing, key concepts and styles. - Edited and introduced by Valerie Steele, a scholar who has revolutionized the study of fashion, and who has been described by The Washington Post as one of "fashion's brainiest women." Derided by some as frivolous, even dangerous, and celebrated by others as art, fashion is anything but a neutral topic. Behind the hype and the glamour is an industry that affects all cultures of the world. A potent force in the global economy, fashion is also highly influential in everyday lives, even amongst those who may feel impervious. This handy volume is a one-stop reference for anyone interested in fashion - its meaning, history and theory. From Avedon to Codpiece, Dandyism to the G-String, Japanese Fashion to Subcultures, Trickle down to Zoot Suit, The Berg Companion to Fashion provides a comprehensive overview of this most fascinating of topics and will serve as the benchmark guide to the subject for many years to come.
Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities. For this Sixth Edition the authorship team across the series has been expanded to include additional European and World experts, with an increased emphasis on global practice. Throughout all six volumes the contents have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. Detailed supportive key references are provided and are also included within the comprehensive list of references in the accompanying ebook. Links to recommended online videos have been added where appropriate. The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within the major sub-specialties of general surgery. Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter. This new edition of Breast Surgery has a revised structure that better reflects the patient pathway through the breast service. New authors have brought new insights into rapidly evolving areas including more sophisticated breast assessment, the increasing options for breast conservation using oncoplastic techniques, and primary medical therapy. An emphasis on patient assessment and surgical techniques are the cornerstone of this revised edition.
Essentials of Plastic Surgery: Q&A Companion is the companion to Essentials of Plastic Surgery, Second Edition, which covers a wide variety of topics in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. As such, it is designed to test your knowledge of the source book, which may be helpful in the clinical setting and beyond. It presents both multiple choice questions and extended matching questions in single best answer format. The 1200 questions are carefully constructed to be practical and thorough, and are accompanied by detailed answers that help enhance understanding of both the right and wrong answers. Compact enough to fit in a lab coat pocket, its design and organization allow for quick and easy reading. The print book is accompanied by a complimentary eBook that can be accessed on smartphones and tablets. It is the go-to resource for all students of plastic surgery, whether residents in training or experienced practitioners.
Breast Surgery meets the needs of surgeons in higher training and practising consultants for a contemporary and evidence-based account of this sub-specialty that is relevant to their general surgical practice. It is a practical reference source incorporating the most current information on recent developments, management issues and operative procedures. The text is thoroughly referenced and supported by evidence-based recommendations wherever possible, distinguishing between strong evidence to support a conclusion, and evidence suggesting that a recommendation can be reached on the balance of probabilities. This is a title in the Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series whose eight volumes are an established and highly regarded source of information for the specialist general surgeon. The Companion to Specialist Surgical Practice series provides a current and concise summary of the key topics within each major surgical sub-specialty. Each volume highlights evidence-based practice both in the text and within the extensive list of references at the end of every chapter. An expanded authorship team across the series includes additional European and World experts with an increased emphasis on global practice. The contents of the series have been extensively revised in line with recently published evidence. A new chapter covers advances in breast reconstruction. The extended chapter on imaging includes the controversies surrounding breast screening. A more detailed discussion of the management of nipple discharge including ductoscopy is included in a new chapter. The dramatic changes on the management of the axilla and the controversial Z0011 trial are covered in a new chapter
Companion Animal Ethics explores the important ethical questions and problems that arise as a result of humans keeping animals as companions. The first comprehensive book dedicated to ethical and welfare concerns surrounding companion animals Scholarly but still written in an accessible and engaging style Considers the idea of animal companionship and why it should matter ethically Explores problems associated with animals sharing human lifestyles and homes, such as obesity, behavior issues, selective breeding, over-treatment, abandonment, euthanasia and environmental impacts Offers insights into practical ways of improving ethical standards relating to animal companions