In November 1970, the Educational Foundation of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, in cooperation with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, presented a symposium on aesthetic surgery of the face, eyelid, and breast. The proceedings of this symposium have now been published. Special attention has been given to critical areas, pitfalls, and unnecessary complications that a surgeon might encounter in these areas of aesthetic surgery.
This volume is composed of contributions by 38 practicing plastic surgeons who are also noted teachers in the field. It has been edited to serve as a reference source for standardized approaches to cosmetic surgery of the face, eyelid, and breast with emphasis placed not only on what to do and how to do it, but also on what not to do.
There is a remarkably candid introductory section on socioeconomic considerations of aesthetic surgery, something rarely seen in print. This