This second edition of the Manual of Aesthetic Surgery, in a single-volume format, has been extensively revised to include a variety of new and interesting techniques. The result is a comprehensive book that clearly describes and depicts procedures currently used in aesthetic plastic surgery, with the aid of unsurpassed instructive drawings and high-quality pre- and postoperative photographs.Adjuvant treatments have been brought up to date to encompass the most recent developments. Great importance is attached to the fact that no alloplastic materials are used, but only biological implants, such as collagen, hyaluronic acid, polylactic acid, and autologous fat. All of the important aspects of chemical and laser peeling are presented, with guidance on what is useful and what is not. The section on cosmetic facial surgery includes an excellent new simple method of mini lift (M-Lift) that can be performed under local anesthesia in patients aged 40 and over. Similarly, the section on abdominoplasty presents a new mini abdomen procedure, an elegant and safe method that avoids repositioning of the navel and is ideal following pregnancies and in patients who are only moderately overweight or have slightly slack abdominal skin. Other novel techniques include a so-called de-epithelializing method that permits optimal anatomical positioning of the gluteal folds during a buttock lift and liposuction using a sophisticated Micro-Air system that avoids dimples and hematoma, eases convalescence, and is performed under local anesthesia.This interdisciplinary handbook will prove invaluable to both medical students and more experienced practitioners. It identifies the most appropriate technique for each indication, highlights tips and tricks, identifies pitfalls, and explains complication management. The accompanying DVD, including additional new clips, will further assist the reader in mastering each technique.