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The Smart Woman’s Guide to Plastic Surgery

By Jean M. Loftus, MD, FACS

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Plastic Surgery 2nd Edition, released by McGraw-Hill in January 2008, has become a popular book on cosmetic surgery and plastic Surgery, just like the First Edition, released in 2000. It is available on and Barnes & Noble, as well as your local bookstore.

In this comprehensive and genuine guide, Dr. Loftus explains the risks and benefits of every legitimate cosmetic surgery procedure with remarkable clarity, precision and depth. She also debunks myths and discredits unsound practices and illegitimate procedures. Written in an inviting and understandable style, this book has already become the best selling book in the country on cosmetic surgery.

Lauded as a patient advocate, Dr. Loftus has been a guest on CNN, MSNBC, The View, and the Today Show discussing many facets of cosmetic surgery.

Table of Contents for The Smart Woman’s Guide to Plastic Surgery

  1. Ten Steps to Achieving the Best Outcome in Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
  2. Trading Faces: Face Lift
  3. Raising Your Eyebrows: Forehead Lift
  4. Rejuvenating Your Eyes: Eyelid Surgery
  5. Refining Your Nose: Rhinoplasty
  6. Bringing Out Your Chin and Cheeks: Facial Implants
  7. Enlarging Your Breasts: Breast Augmentation
  8. Enhancing Droopy Breasts: Breast Lift
  9. Tightening Your Tummy and Bringing Up the Rear:
    Tummy Tuck, Thigh Lift, and Body Lift
  10. Defining Body Contour: Liposuction
  11. Smoothing Your Wrinkles with Simple Solutions:
    Skin Care, Micropeels, Superficial Peels, Wrinkle Fillers, and Botox
  12. Smoothing Your Wrinkles with Serious Solutions:
    Medium and Deep Chemical Peels, Dermabrasion, and Laser
  13. Having Plastic Surgery During Your Lunch Hour:
    Treatments for Discoloration, Spider Veins, Tattoos, Unwanted Hair, Thin Lips, Stretch Marks, and Cellulite

Here’s What Some Highly Respected Plastic Surgeons Said About this Book:

"This book so clearly conveys the concepts of plastic surgery with such precision, insight, ethics, and conscience that it is a must to read."– Lawrence B. Robbins, M.D., F.A.C.S., Former President and Chairman of the Board of The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 1997-1999
"Dr. Loftus is uniquely suited to author this book. As a woman, she has insight into the minds of other women. As a plastic surgeon, she understands the procedures, their benefits, and their risks, as only a plastic surgeon can. As a writer, she can communicate each concept with unmatched clarity… Opening this book is the smartest thing you can do." – Henry W. Neale, M.D., Past Chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, 1995-1996
"The chapters encompass the entire spectrum of aesthetic surgery, and the information is crisp, clear, correct, and current." – Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Chairman of Division of Plastic Surgery at University of Birmingham
"A valuable and long needed book – not only for the lay public, but also the plastic surgeon, young and old." – David G. Dibbell, M.D., Sr., Past Chairman of the Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Wisconsin
"For those wishing to be well informed consumers of plastic surgery, this book will provide an outstanding learning resource. It is full of thorough, honest, understandable and accurate information about cosmetic surgery." -Carolyn L. Kerrigan M.D., Past President of Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation, Professor of Surgery, Dartmouth Medical School
"Updated and expanded, this well written book remains preeminent in providing accurate and practical information to any woman contemplating cosmetic surgery." -Robert M. Goldwyn, Professor of Surgery, at Harvard Medical School, Editor Emeritus of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
"The second edition is up-to-date and includes assessments of new technologies including radio frequency, lasers, and ultrasonic devices. The writing is clear, concise, and objective. This information will help all potential cosmetic surgery patients." -Luis O. Vasconez, M.D., Professor and Chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at University of Alabama at Birmingham
"At a time when many people turn to reality television shows for information about cosmetic surgery, it is a relief that an excellent resource such as this exists. Unlike reality TV, it provides detailed, objective information without pitching or promoting." –Peter Fodor, M.D., F.A.C.S., Past President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Associate Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at UCLA Medical Center
"This is a clear, concise, well organized book that provides a great deal of essential information for women seeking plastic surgery. It is highly organized and makes for easy reading. I suspect that many people, both male and female, will want to learn from the wide array of useful data that this book provides." -Ronald P. Gruber, M.D., Plastic Surgeon, Oakland, California
"This detailed and helpful book will be an asset to any patient considering plastic surgery. " -Richard A. D’Amico, M.D., F.A.C.S, President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Chief of Plastic Surgery at Englewood Hospital & Medical Center, Assistant Clinical Professor of Plastic Surgery at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine

Dr. Loftus

About Dr. Loftus

Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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My results are amazing - Dr. Loftus is amazing!
My friends can't believe how natural I look!
I had no pain after surgery and recovery was so easy.
The entire experience was fabulous!
I am a nurse who has worked with many doctors, Dr. Loftus is the best!
The care was exceptional and results are incredible!
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Dr. Loftus is a rare surgeon: highly skilled, personable and compassionate!
My experience from start to finish was completely extraordinary!
Awesome results from a skilled and caring doctor.
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I've never felt so comfortable and understood in a doctor's office.
I felt so comfortable and barely had any pain at all.
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Never met such a warm and caring staff anywhere else.
If only every doctor could be like Dr. Loftus, how very fortunate we would be.

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