Practical Facial Reconstruction (Hardback)Kaufman (author)
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Key Features: Helps you accomplish both functional and aesthetic goals, guiding you through the thought process of how to determine the best repair for a specific surgical defect in a particular location and patient, and why it is preferred over other options.Uses a concise, step-by-step approach that leads you expertly through several techniques for each facial region. Bulleted key points highlight indispensable teaching details in each example.Features clinical images, artist illustrations, and the author's pearls for each repair.Includes examples of second intention healing, side-to-side repair, grafts, and various advancement, rotation, transposition and island flaps. For more complex repairs, such as bilobed transposition flaps, helical rim advancement flaps and paramedian forehead flaps, a step-by-step approach helps teach readers the intricasies of these more difficult repairs.Enhances your surgical flexibility, creativity, and expertise by providing a simplified, unique approach to facial reconstruction from a master surgeon in the field.Now with the print edition, enjoy the bundled interactive eBook edition, which can be downloaded to your tablet and smartphone or accessed online and includes features like:Complete content with enhanced navigationPowerful search tools and smart navigation cross-links that pull results from content in the book, your notes, and even the webCross-linked pages, references, and more for easy navigationHighlighting tool for easier reference of key content throughout the textAbility to take and share notes with friends and colleaguesQuick reference tabbing to save your favorite content for future use
Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 1089 g
Dimensions: 276 x 213 x 18 mm
Dr. Kaufman's book is inclusive but is not meant to be a primer on basic facial repair such as Baker's textbook, but is designed to complement "other more comprehensive textbooks" and is designed to be a readable and practical approach to enhancing one's expertise at facial reconstruction. In addition, the author's stated goal was to simplify or demystify some useful reconstructive techniques. Dr. Kaufman's book does this handily. The 272 page volume is richly illustrated with both preoperative and postoperative photographs and very professional color illustrations that expertly explain his reconstructive concepts. The book itself is not a simple show and tell of "good results," but rather provides a very solid theoretical framework for identifying the defects and developing a reconstructive plan that can be applied to a number of different defects, not just what is pictured in the book. The book covers both theory and practice of facial reconstruction and specifically covers cheek, forehead, nose, and lip and the often uncovered ear and eyelid reconstruction.
The overlying theme of this entire textbook is the quality of the pictured results. The patient examples are uniformly superb, with a clear reflection of the author's expertise and mastery at softtissue facial reconstruction.
Detractors from this text are few and are essentially explained in the Foreword. The book will not serve for the majority of nasal reconstructions that plastic surgeons will perform, as it does not cover more complex issues such as large lining defects or heminasal defects. The eyelid section also will not be adequate for more than fairly simple eyelid defects. The book, however, more than satisfies its intent, which is to add to existing textbooks. Therefore, this textbook in addition to Menick's recently released comprehensive textbook on nasal reconstruction will be more than adequate for a practicing plastic surgeon, and the above books along with Baker's textbook will provide the theoretical constructs that a resident needs to develop his or her skills. This book will make a fine addition to the libraries of plastic surgeons interested in softtissue facial reconstruction.
James F. Thornton, M.D.
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (October 2017)
This is a lovely book written by Andrew Kaufman, a leader in facial reconstruction. Reconstruction is a somewhat subjective endeavor, and the goal of this text is to guide us through the thought process of designing facial repairs. After all, there is no magical answer for all repairs because each defect is unique and each patient comes with multiple confounding variables. This book is above all else a practical guide to closing defects and stands as a complement to many other books on this subject.
None of this would be successful without excellent photographs and drawings, and Dr. Kaufman's are superb. They beautifully illustrate the numerous
closures presented here.There are fine illustrations on most of the nearly 300 pages of this text.
This is a book that can be read from beginning to end or used as a ready reference for specific situations. As such,it belongs in the library o anyone who practices facial reconstruction, from beginner to expert.
William P. Coleman III, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Dermatologic Surgery