Cosmetic Medicine and Surgery

Printed in December 20, 2016
808 Pages – 1226 Color

eBook access included

Aesthetic rejuvenation now encompasses so many topics that practitioners in one area may feel out of touch with developments in other areas in the same field.

With over 70 chapters, over 1200 figures (many in full color), over 80 tables, and over 20 videos, from an international list of contributors, under an eminent team of editors,

Cosmetic Medicine & Surgery is a comprehensive and authoritative resource.

It covers a wide spectrum of topics including the fundamental aspects, cosmetic aspects, minimally invasive surgery, the aesthetic facelift, and many others in this most high-profile of medical and surgical specialties.


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  • What is beauty? An historical excursus through a continuously evolving subjective and objective perception.
  • Body dysmorphic disorder.
  • Pathophysiology of skin aging.
  • Clinical signs of aging.
  • Stem cells and growth factors.
  • Physiology of adipose tissue.
  • How to evaluate aging skin: Tools and techniques.
  • The aesthetic consultation.


  • Cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.
  • Photoprotection.
  • Allergic risks to cosmetics and hypersensitive skin.
  • Hormones and the skin.
  • Diet and the skin.
  • The red face.
  • Pigmentation of the face.
  • Make-up techniques in dermatology.
  • Nail care, nail modification techniques, and camouflaging strategies.
  •  Focal hyperhidrosis: Diagnosis, treatment and follow up.
  • Cosmetic tattooing.
  • Body piercings.


  • Office surgery for dermatologists.
  • Aesthetic suture techniques.
  • Dressing systems in cosmetic dermatology.
  • Local anesthesia for dermatological surgery.
  • Management of abnormal scars.
  • Cosmetic surgery of the scalp.
  • Endovascular procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency.
  • Phlebectomy.
  • Nail surgery.
  • Superficial and medium depth chemical peels.
  • Deep peels.
  • Combination chemical peels.
  • Dermabrasion.
  • Laser dermatology.
  • Surgical lasers: Ablative and fractional devices. Non ablative lasers.
  • Intense Pulsed Light.
  • Photobiomodulation (PBM) and light emitting diodes (LED). Radiofrequency.
  • Ultrasound sources.
  • Lasers for tattoo removal.
  • Lasers and pigmented (melanotic) lesions. Lasers,
  • Intense Pulsed Light, and skin redness.
  • Lasers and veins. Lasers and Intense
  • Pulsed Light in hair reduction.
  • Photodynamic therapy for aesthetic indications.
  • Non surgical skin tightening.
  • Non surgical fat destruction.
  • Cryolipolysis.

Botulinum toxins:

  • Uses in medicine.
  • Botulinum toxin treatment.
  • Complications and pitfalls of cosmetic botulinum toxin treatment.
  • History of soft tissue augmentation.
  • Mesotherapy.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Science, indications and results.
  • Complications of fillers.
  • Platelet rich plasma: From science to clinical results.
  • Fat grafting. Liposuction. Laser lipolysis.
  • Soft tissue lifting by suspension sutures.
  • Blepharoplasty.


  • The facelift and identity reconstruction and charisma.
  • Development of a therapeutic program: some rules. Practical anatomy for facelifts.
  • Surgical rejuvenation: Cervico-facial lift using the superficial musculoaponeurotic plane (SMAP) technique.
  • Surgical rejuvenation: The temporal lift.
  • Surgical rejuvenation: Endoscopic brow lift.
  • Surgical rejuvenation: The midface lift.
  • Surgical rejuvenation: Autologous adipose grafting.
  • Positive and negative aspects of face and eyelid cosmetic surgery.
  • Current and future options for the facelift.



  • Training in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology.
  • The aesthetic technician.
  • Internet and e-consultations in aesthetic and cosmetic dermatology.
  • Fundamentals of managing and marketing a cosmetic dermatology clinic in the modern world.
  • Legal considerations in Aesthetic and Cosmetic Dermatology.
Weight 1.3 kg
Dimensions 26 × 37 × 3.8 cm

Authors: Pierre Andre, Eckart Haneke, Leonardo Marini, Christopher Rowland Payne

UnknownDr Christopher Rowland Payne is Consultant Dermatologist to The London Clinic. He trained in London at St Bartholomew’s, St Thomas’s & Westminster Hospitals and in Edinburgh at the Royal Infirmary. Later, he was Professeur Universitaire at the Université de Paris-Creteil and Honorary Consultant Dermatologist to the Royal Marsden Hospital, London & Sutton. He was Founding Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology and Secretary-General (and Past President) of the European Society for Cosmetic & Aesthetic Dermatology. He is currently Professor of Academic Cosmetic Dermatology at the Universita Roma-Marconi and President of the Royal Society of Medicine Aesthetics Faculty Council.