New York Publisher and Plastic Surgeon Set to Release Landmark Textbook on Volume Enhancement in Plastic Surgery

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation Through Volume Enhancement is edited by lead editor Charles K Herman MD and will become the first textbook to describe techniques in volume enhancement of virtually all areas of the body under one cover. From Thieme Publishing, the encyclopedia is a follow up to the best-selling Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting in the Massive Weight Loss Patient, which became one of the first references in the field of body contouring after weight loss.

Despite the popularity of plastic surgery techniques for volume enhancement, including breast implants, fillers to the face and lips such as Restylane(R) and Juvederm(R), fat grafts, cheek and chin implants, and the "Brazilian buttock lift," there has never before been one textbook that covers these procedures in one comprehesive compendium. The Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation Through Volume Enhancement will do just that: describe in detail the multiplicity of techniques used in augmenting the volume of body parts literally from the head to toes.

Lead editor Charles K. Herman, M.D.., F.A.C.S., has teamed up with Berish Strauch, M.D., and over 40 contributors from many regions of the world, including the United States, Brazil, France, and Turkey. Dr. Herman is a recognized author, researcher, and plastic surgeon, Clinical Professor of Surgery at The Commonwealth Medical College in Pennsylvania, and on the faculty of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He is Chief Medical Executive of Surgical Services and Chief of Surgery at Pocono Health Systems, the largest health system in Northeastern PA, and practices in both Manhattan and PA.

By including contributors from differing parts of the world, many of whom are experts in their respective surgeries, the reader can compare and contrast their approaches. The textbook also will include a DVD that contains footage of live surgery as performed by the contributing authors.

Encyclopedia of Aesthetic Rejuvenation Through Volume Enhancement is a follow up to the Encyclopedia of Body Scupting Sclupting After Massive Weight Loss, also edited by Drs. Herman and Strauch, which has become a best-seller for Thieme Publishing, one of the world's leading medical publishing companies. This comprehensive reference on volume augmentation is indicative of a recent change in philosophy in the field of plastic surgery. Many older procedures, typically facial rejuvenation procedures, consisted of the removal of fat and soft tissue from the eyelids and cheeks.

Recent studies have shown that results are often superior when volume is restored to aging features, rather than taken away. Of particular interest, several chapters of the textbook discuss the science behind and techniques involved in the use of stem cells in cosmetic surgery, which is now a "hot topic" not only in plastic surgery, but also in all of medicine.

The timing for the release of this book is right, as volume enhancement procedures, particularly silicone breast implants and soft tissue fillers, have seen a dramatic rise in popularity and an unprecedented demand from patients. The encyclopedia is scheduled for release next year. More information is available at Dr. Herman's website at and Thieme's website at


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