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Facial Plastic Re Constructive and Trauma Surgery

Facial Plastic Re Constructive and Trauma Surgery

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Published by: kajal1234 on Nov 10, 2011
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Preface 
The purpose of this book is to provide an educational resource for residents andpracticing physicians to use in preparing for board examinations and patient care.The book was written to provide a comprehensive yet practical review of all aspectsof facial plastic surgery, including basic knowledge; reconstructive surgery for con-genital, traumatic, and postsurgical facial and neck defects; evaluation and manage-ment of the traumatized patient; and facial cosmetic surgery. Each chapter beginswith a basic review of knowledge and builds upon this knowledge base to presentmore comprehensive information and advanced concepts. Each chapter is thoroug-hly referenced and multiple figures are provided to add to the understanding of thetext. The chapters are written by a variety of colleagues from within the specialties of otolaryngology–head and neck surgery, oculoplastic surgery, plastic surgery, oraland maxillofacial surgery, dermatology, and facial prosthetics. The chapters havebeen thoroughly edited and referenced to meet the goals of the book in a consistentpresentation.This book began as an attempt to impart relevant basic and advanced infor-mation on subjects in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery to otolaryngology– head and neck surgery residents in training. Many of these residents felt that anorganized text to study facial plastic surgery that included all aspects of this specialtyincluding cosmetic, reconstructive, and trauma surgery was needed. Indeed, I havespoken to and assisted in the training of residents from all the specialties in facialplastic surgery and they have voiced this same need. An inclusive text avoids redun-dancy and has consistent organization and presentation. Since facial plastic surgeryencompasses an enormous volume of knowledge and expertise, many authors from avariety of specialties have made significant contributions. I have made every effort toedit the text to eliminate irrelevant information and include basic information toorient the reader to the subject. This book is not intended to be a surgical atlas,but multiple figures, tables, and glossaries are included to add to the understandingof the text.Special thanks goes to my illustrators: Dennis James Martin and GeorgeBarile. Dennis provided a few figures initially before his untimely death. He was agood friend and his photorealistic drawings were shown in galleries across the
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country. His drawings are flawless, incredibly detailed, and consummate in beauty. Iwas without an illustrator for several months until I found George, who graciouslyand enthusiastically took the torch. His excellent work is displayed throughout thebook. My sincere thanks and gratitude go to him and his staff. I gratefully acknowl-edge the assistance of Kathy Jacobs and Lajuana King in helping sort through themountain of paperwork and revisions. I’m indebted to my contributing authors.Of course, I am forever grateful for the inspiration and support from my mentor,Dr. Sebastian Arena. Thanks go to my colleagues who have supported me in thisendeavor, especially Dr. Jesus Medina, who continues to provide me with insightand guidance. Finally, this endeavor, as others, would be meaningless without mywife, Janemarie, and my children, Alexander, Benjamin, and Kathryn.
Robert W. Dolan
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