Thursday, July 14, 2011

Book Review: Fabulous Faces - From Motivation to Transformation through Facial Plastic Surgery

What would you change about your appearance if you were given the opportunity?  I think everyone has a feature that they would tweak or reconstruct altogether.  I wish I had the self-esteem to say, “There is absolutely nothing I would change”, but that’s just not me. 

Would you have surgery to change what you don’t like?  A little nip?  Little tuck?  After seeing some celebrities on television that have had “some work” done, I have to say I would be a little nervous.  What if it goes wrong and I hate the results even more and have to have surgery to repair the original surgery?  What if I get my hopes up and I am disappointed?  On the flip side, I have seen some surgeries that have done wonders for the person’s appearance and their lives were completely changed for the better.

“Fabulous Faces: From Motivation to Transformation through Facial Plastic Surgery” by Peter A. Adamson, M.D. discusses how people move through the process of considering surgery to having the surgery to recovering from the surgery.  Real-life case examples are used to discuss the reasons why people consider “going under the knife”.  For example, older individuals may consider getting a face-lift in order to compete in a career that is dominated by a younger generation.  Also, some individuals have been bullied in the past for a facial feature and wish to finally change their lives. 

“Fabulous Faces” essentially walks the reader through the whole surgery process, from beginning to recovery.  This is a valuable resource for anyone considering surgery.  You would never want to agree to a procedure you do not understand.  Therefore, having the facts is essential.  You only have one body and you need to understand what is going to happen to it and how to take care of it after a major surgery to prevent damage. 

I was impressed by the sheer amount of information that this book covers.  I have been interested in hearing about psychological processes that lead people to surgery and why people become addicted to it.  This book discusses “beauty” and the research that has been conducted on how people view others’ appearances.  I found this all fascinating!  As a person who most likely will consider a nip and/or tuck in the next twenty years, I found this book to be a great resource for answering questions.  Should surgery be in my future, I believe that this book provided me with the questions that I will need to bring to the future surgeon to be answered before I will even consider getting on the table. 

*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post.  I received a free copy of this book for the purpose of the review.  All opinions expressed here are my own.
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  1. Hmmm... this is really interesting, I want to read it now. Thanks for the review.



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