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REVIEW: Fabulous Faces by Peter A Adamson MD


The story of you is written on your face, but that story sometimes strays into fiction, communicating a false message to the world and keeping the true one under wraps. Faces can mask rather than reveal the person -- and the personality -- within.

In ever-increasing numbers, men and women around the world are looking to plastic surgeons to help them discover, or rediscover, their real selves. You may be one of those people.

With the help of true stories from transformed patients, Dr. Peter Adamson provides an intimate glimpse into the experience of plastic surgery. Is it right for you? How do you find a doctor? What surgeries and procedures are available? What can you expect before, during, and after surgery? The answers to all these and more are revealed in Fabulous Faces.

Inside these pages, you ll discover:
* reasons people have plastic surgery -- and reasons not to
* how to find the right doctor for you * skin maintenance secrets -- from face creams to laser beams
* insider information on surgical procedures -- face-lifts, nose jobs, and more
* how to find your real face the one that reflects who you really are

Transforming yourself through plastic surgery is a journey that begins long before the operating room. This is your guidebook to that path.

About the Author

Dr. Peter Adamson is a facial plastic surgeon who has had a successful, respected practice in Toronto since 1981. He is a professor and head of the University of Toronto's Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery and a staff surgeon at Toronto General Hospital. Dr. Adamson is widely published and regularly lectures to international audiences. He is a former president of both the Canadian and American Academies of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and is president of the Canadian Foundation for Facial Plastic Surgery, a not-for-profit organization supporting international humanitarian medical missions.


  • Hardcover: 254 pages
  • Publisher: Oslerwood Enterprises Inc.; First edition (November 5, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0986574201
  • ISBN-13: 978-0986574207


I live in the land of Botox and it seems that everyone who lives around me has had some "work" done.  This book is an excellent resource for those of us who are thinking about it, but haven't acted on it.  The author, a Plastic Surgeon, goes step by step and explains what you should look for in a surgeon and what to expect during a procedure.  Most importantly, he delves into the psychological reasons for wanting to fix something that you are not happy with like a nose or getting older.  He also makes it "OK" to want to fix that sagging skin or crooked nose. 

I have wanted to do something since I hit that magic mark of age and found myself seriously contemplating doing "something" but the fear that I wouldn't look like me has held me back a bit.  Dr. Adamson explains different procedures, what results you can expect before, during and after as well as which procedures are worthwhile.  I was glad to see that one procedure I was considering was ruled out easily after reading that he didn't believe it was worth the money.  I found the part on how to choose a surgeon especially helpful and that cold feet are part of the process.  I am still looking for the money to have something done, but this book is an invaluable resource and I am glad I read it first before doing anything.

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