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Plastic Surgery: A Practical Guide to Operative Care


Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781626232587
Publication Date: July 2020

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Edited by
Bruce A. Mast

An informative, go-to guide on common plastic surgery principles and practices

Plastic Surgery: A Practical Guide to Operative Care by Bruce Mast fills the gap between existing pocket handbooks and encyclopedic library shelf editions. The book is geared towards plastic surgeons early in their careers. The focus is on commonly encountered conditions and is not intended to be an all-inclusive resource. All the surgical chapters are uniformly organized, with discussion of goals and objectives, patient presentation, surgery preparation, treatment, postoperative care, outcomes, and questions.

The book is divided into eight sections, starting with science and principles which discusses impacted anatomy and different techniques such as grafts, flaps, microsurgery, lasers, and radiant energy. Subsequent sections cover skin and tissue conditions; pediatric plastic surgery; reconstructive and aesthetic craniofacial techniques; hand and upper extremity reconstruction; breast surgery inclusive of augmentation, mastopexy, reduction, reconstruction, and oncoplastic approaches; chest, trunk, and lower extremity reconstruction; and body contouring techniques including liposuction, abdominoplasty, and lower body lift.

Key Features

  • Five post-reading questions at the end of every chapter provide readers the opportunity to think about what they read, thereby improving retention of newly acquired knowledge
  • CME-type presentation formatting provides a robust learning and teaching tool
  • More than 400 high quality illustrations enhance understanding of impacted anatomy and techniques

Highly practical, this is an essential surgical companion for medical students to consult during plastic surgery rotations and plastic surgery residents throughout residency. Plastic surgeons in the first five years of practice will also benefit from this user-friendly refresher.

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Section 1 Science and Principles
01 Wound Healing: Science and Clinical Relevance
02 Hand and Upper Extremity Anatomy
03 Anatomy of the Lower Extremity
04 Anatomy of the Trunk
05 Surgical Principles: Grafts, Flaps, Microsurgery
06 Principles of Facial Aesthetics
07 Lasers and Radiant Energy in Plastic Surgery
Section 2 Skin and Soft Tissue
08 Burn and Thermal Injury
09 Skin Cancer
10 Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Necrotizing Fasciitis, and Soft Tissue Infections
11 Pressure Ulcers
Section 3 Pediatric Plastic Surgery
12 Cleft Lip Deformity
13 Cleft Palate Repair by Double Opposing Z-Plasty
14 Craniosynostosis
15 Ear Reconstruction and Otoplasty
16 Nevi and Vascular Malformations
Section 4 Craniofacial
17 Reconstruction of the Scalp and Forehead
18 Nasal Reconstruction
19 Facial Fractures
20 Rhinoplasty
21 Browlift and Blepharoplasty
22 Face and Neck Rejuvenation
23 Facial Rejuvenation with Injectables
Section 5 Hand and Upper Extremity
24 Hand Fractures
25 Soft Tissue Reconstruction of the Hand and Upper Extremity
26 Tendon Repair
27 Nerve Compression Syndromes of the Upper Extremity
28 Replantation and Amputation of Fingers
29 Dupuytren's and Trigger Finger
Section 6 Breast
30 Breast Reduction
31 Mastopexy
32 Breast Augmentation
33 Breast Reconstruction with Devices
34 Breast Reconstruction with Free Flaps
35 Breast Reconstruction Using the Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap
36 Oncoplastic Breast Surgery
37 Tuberous Deformity of the Breast (Breast Implantation Base Constriction)
38 Poland Syndrome
39 Gynecomastia
Section 7 Chest, Trunk, and Lower Extremity Reconstruction
40 Sternal Reconstruction
41 Abdominal Wall Reconstruction
42 Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Section 8 Body Contouring
43 Liposuction
44 Abdominoplasty
45 Lower Body Lift
46 Brachioplasty
47 Thigh Lift and Reduction

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