ACS(I) Textbook on Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

ACS Textbook on cutaneous aesthetic surgeryBy

  • Mysore Venkataram  DVD MD DNB DipRCPath (Lond), Consultant:  Dermatologist-Dermatopathologist-Hair Transplant Surgeon, Director:  Venkat Charmalaya-Centre for Advanced Dermatology and Postgraduate Teaching Centre, 1st ‘G’ Cross, 7th Main, Subbanna Garden, Vijayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, President: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons(I), Past Editor:  Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery, Co-Chairman: Assembly of National Societies, Dermatologists and Aesthetic Surgeons League, Chairman: Therapeutic Guidelines Committee, Indian Association of Dermatologists, Venereologists and Leprologists, Vice-President: Association of Hair Restoration Surgeons, India

The brown skin has many peculiarities and variations – in fact, it defies any classification! Pigmentation response, healing and scarring reactions, aging changes are all different in the brown skin. Similarly, the epidemiological situations are also different; vitiligo surgery is more relevant than skin cancer surgery! The textbook aptly seeks to address these challenges and requirements. The book is a comprehensive and major textbook on the subspecialty, with specific reference to its applications in brown skin. All procedures, both basic and advanced, are covered extensively by authors who are experts in this field. In this book discussed three thrust areas: aesthetics, lasers, and dermatosurgery. This book provides six sections such as: introductory and basic chapters; basic dermatosurgery; specific dermatosurgical procedures; aesthetic procedures; lasers; and miscellaneous topics. Unique format of this book: introduction, historical background, indications, contraindications, instrumentation, procedure, adverse effects, complications, and references. Tips and pearls for performing the procedures effectively and safely and obtaining best results in brown skin. Separate chapters cover the peculiarities of brown skin, its aging and approach to its management. An important feature is the inclusion of basic topics such as: laser physics, dermatosurgery theatre, disinfection, universal precautions, anesthesia and emergencies. A major highlight is the extensive coverage of vitiligo surgery (as many as 8 subchapters are devoted to it). Another unique feature is a miscellaneous topics section, which covers issues of practical relevance such as patient satisfaction, photography, teledermatosurgery, and marketing, establishing a clinic, ethical and legal issues and accreditation. A separate chapter looks at evidence-based esthetic practice.


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