Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

: 2012  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 63-

Aesthetic Breast Surgery

Vivek Kumar 
 Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, India

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Vivek Kumar
Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi

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Kumar V. Aesthetic Breast Surgery.J Cutan Aesthet Surg 2012;5:63-63

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[AUTHOR:1]Author: Dr. Elizabeth J. Hall Findlay

Edition: 1 st

Publication year: 2010

Publishers: Quality Medical Publishing

Number of pages: 450

Aesthetic breast surgery is a constantly evolving subspecialty of plastic surgery and various described techniques aim at long-term symmetry and contour. Dr. Elizabeth J. Hall Findlay does not need any introduction and in this book she has described a comprehensive approach to aesthetic breast surgery, covering breast reduction, breast augmentation, mastopexy, mastopexy augmentation and breast asymmetry. In part I, the author has described concepts and principles of aesthetic breast surgery in detail and it includes breast analysis, applied anatomy, surgical principles, patient evaluation, education and surgical decision making. The author has stressed the need of understanding that what can and cannot be achieved in aesthetic breast surgery. Vascular and nerve supply to the breast and planning various pedicles according to vascular pattern are described in detail with good-quality pictures and illustrations. The author has presented interesting observation in appendices A-D that supra-sternal notch to nipple distance increases an average of 2 cm from its preoperative position and remained unchanged after breast reduction and mastopexy. This observation was independent of volume and did not vary with longer term follow-up. In part II, techniques of various procedures are described in detail including pre-operative marking, peroperative review and surgical steps. Indications and limitations of newer techniques like liposuction only breast reductions are also described in a very lucid way. In all the chapters, the author has shared her 27 years' experience in assessing and describing various techniques which makes the text very interesting and readers relate to the evolution of these procedures. Dr. Findlay has also presented her experience with various complications through a discussion on avoidance and treatment. I think its a must read for all breast surgeons because it provides not only the regular text book teaching but also the evolution of present techniques, their limitations and lays a foundation for future development.