Soft Tissue Augmentation

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Alastair Carruthers, Jean Carruthers
Elsevier Saunders, 2005 - Medical - 168 pages
Introducing a new title in the Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series! This breakthrough reference presents up-to-the-minute, practical guidance on both traditional and new fillers used in soft tissue augmentation-edited by the two foremost pioneers in the field, Alastair and Jean Carruthers. Succinctly written and lavishly illustrated, this resource focuses on procedural how to's and offers step-by-step guidance on proper techniques, pitfalls, and tricks of the trade. An accompanying DVD shows clips of key techniques so readers can implement the newest procedures into their practice immediately.
  • Covers the hottest topics-including filler aesthetics, injectable collagens, hylans, autologous fat, liquid injectable silicone and combination materials-all in one concise, accessible volume.
  • Provides the "tricks of the trade" of more than 18 practically-minded, technically skilled, hands-on clinicians.
  • Features a wealth of color illustrations and photographs that depict cases as they present in practice.
  • Discusses common pitfalls and emphasizes how to optimize outcomes, enabling readers to improve their technique.
  • Highlights emerging topics in the field, with guidance on the newest developments in cosmetic surgery.
  • Comes with a comprehensive DVD containing video clips of techniques and procedures as well as the experts' hints and tips.

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Contents

Filler Esthetics
2
Augmentation with Autologous
59
A New Material in Subdermal Sculpting
143
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About the author (2005)

Dr. Alastair Carruthers is a Cosmetic Dermatologic surgeon, and Clinical Professor of Dermatology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). During his 20 years of practice, Dr. Carruthers has made several major contributions to the field of dermatology. Foremost among these was the use of the BOTOX® procedure in cosmetic applications, a discovery he made with his wife, Dr. Jean Carruthers, in 1987. Since this time, they have been at the forefront of BOTOX® research, development and education, publishing numerous articles using their data. Dr. Carruthers has also made significant advances in the area of Tissue Augmentation. These materials, both temporary and permanent, are used to lift and support the structures beneath the skin. In 1998 Dr. Carruthers was the first dermatologist in North America to begin injecting Artecoll. Dr. Carruthers has over 100 published articles to his credit and has also contributed extensively to studies about the relationship between skin cancer and sun exposure.

Dr. Jean Carruthers is a Cosmetic Surgeon and a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Dr. Carruthers has lectured worldwide on a variety of subjects pertaining to cosmetic ophthalmology, including the cosmetic use of the BOTOX® procedure, which she co-founded with her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, in 1987. Since this time, they have remained at the forefront of BOTOX® research, development and education, publishing numerous articles using their data. Dr. Carruthers has published more than eighty peer reviewed scientific articles and twenty-eight scientific book chapters on a variety of topics, including the use of botulinum toxin and soft tissue augmenting agents, aesthetic lasers and cosmetic laser blepharoplasty. She is an International Editor for such publications as Dermatologic Surgery, the Journal of Cosmetic Laser Surgery and the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery.

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