Your Complete Guide To: Facial Cosmetic Surgery
JON MENDELSOHN, M.D.
WILLIAM TRUSWELL, M.D.
KRISTON KENT, M.D.
A C K N O W L E D G M E N T S
The support and love of many people have helped make this book possible. I would like to thank my wonderful family for all of the support and love they share with me. Of course, the love and magic of living is valued every day as I embrace the life and the joy that Hanny and Benny bring to me every day.
I would also like to extend my sincere thanks and gratitude to my outstanding family of associates that I have been fortunate enough to work with daily.Their dedication to our vision and our patients are second to none.Their tireless efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated.Thank You.
Finally, I would like to thank all of the patients to whom I have been fortunate enough to meet. Every day I receive tremendous satisfaction in knowing that the relationships I have developed with you will last a lifetime. I enjoy educating and being educated by you, and hope that I can continue to provide care to you for years to come.
Jon Mendelsohn, M.D.
The progress of this project has been aided by the support and patience of many whom I hold close in both my personal and professional life.To them I owe a debt of gratitude and to them I offer this book in dedication.Thank you, Lynn, wife, partner, and friend of infinite patience and understanding, for helping keep this tempest in me somewhat near the ground. And to you, Jason and Jody, my now grown children, you who are the brightness and future, thank you.
Thank you, Laura, Kathy, Lisa, Johanne, Coz e tt e, Nancy, Darci, and Jessica, my most wonderful staff, for your loyalty, dedication, hard work, and affection - without you, my practice would be diminished. I also wish to acknowledge the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the resource for education, guidance, support, and fraternity for Facial Plastic Surgeons th ro ughout the world.
I also wish to thank Mary Campbell for her editorial support on this project.
William Truswell, M.D.
I would like to thank my wife, Charl o tt e, and my three wonderful children, Kristi,Allen, and Aimee, for their patience and support of my many professional and educational endeavors. I acknowledge Mary Campbell for her editorial help with this book. I would also like to thank my executive assistant, Lesley Coleman, for all her assistance in making my contributions to this book possible.
Kriston J. Kent, M.D.
I N T R O D U C T I O N
At no other time in history have we seen so much media attention focused on cosmetic surgery.
We see cosmetic surgical makeovers on national television.We watch programs about cosmetic
surgery for movie stars. We read magazines and newspapers, brimming with information about the latest cosmetic surgery techniques and procedures.Why is all this media attention occurring? It's likely due to the public's intense interest in these topics.
Millions of Americans are seeking facial cosmetic surgery.The number of facelifts performed in the United States increased 46 percent over last year. Other procedures, such as rhinoplasty and Eyelid surgerys, have also increased dramatically. No doubt, part of the upward trend is a result of our population getting older - someone turns 50 every 8 seconds in America . We may be aging, but we want to look our best. Even so, the trends show that many younger Americans are also undergoing cosmetic surgery, too.
Perhaps you're considering facial cosmetic surgery. If so, we encourage you to become an informed consumer so you will enjoy the process and achieve the results you desire. To help you better understand facial cosmetic surgery, we offer descriptions of various procedures along with dozens of before and after photos of our patients. We hope this book is a helpful tool to you as you make choices about facial cosmetic surgery.