A concise, easy to read guide for any one who is considering facial plastic surgery and procedures that go...moreOriginal review posted at Layers of Thought.
A concise, easy to read guide for any one who is considering facial plastic surgery and procedures that go beyond a monthly facial. If you are considering it, this is a helpful place to start.
Definitely not a normal read for me in recent years – I have been mired in fiction (mostly speculative). I decided to take a look at Fabulous Faces because I am an Aesthetician (a professional skin care practitioner – facials, waxing, makeup artistry) which makes me naturally interested in medical procedures and other efforts to look one’s best.
In years past, and within my skin care practices, I would come into contact with many people who would ask me questions about advanced skin resurfacing procedures and fillers and plastic surgery. I have also had the experiences of seeing many clients through their process– getting the real life before and after both visually and verbally. Most have been extremely happy with the results of their decisions. It is an exciting and scary choice, one which most people do not take lightly, so they are often looking for further information from a trusted source. This book is an example of one such example as it is written by an M.D. who specializes in facial, head, and neck plastic surgery.
The format for this accessible book includes short easy to digest chapters. It is concise, well organized, and informative, with real life questions around the feelings of people considering or wanting facial plastic surgery, as well as personal stories from men and women during their processes. The text moves from wondering, to researching options, the inevitable emotional examination, the procedure itself and, most importantly, the results. Dr. Adamson also includes a section on advance skin procedures - like deeper peels using lasers, CO2, and medical grade acids; as well as fillers and Botox.
I recommend it to anyone who is considering facial plastic surgery as a place to begin. It will help one to feel informed when speaking to a surgeon about the available options that he/she may be discussing with you. Most importantly, you’ll know more about what you can expect throughout the process, and then of course the possible results. 4 stars for this great little book written for the layman wanting to know more about facial plastic surgery and related procedures.
Peter A. Adamson M.D. is a plastic surgeon and Otolaryngologist (face, head, and neck specialist).
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This is a good book on how to dress so that you look slimmer - and what woman/girl could not use that? She has a great number of excellent suggestions...more This is a good book on how to dress so that you look slimmer - and what woman/girl could not use that? She has a great number of excellent suggestions and is very firm on what she believes works, and from my experience do.
She include pictures and examples where one can skim a few sections and start to implement the ideas (immediately) for specific figure flaws. I love before and after pictures... and the models are not waifs. This is a definite plus!
Being in the beauty industry for years I enjoy reading the lasted books based on keeping oneself looking and feeling good, as well as implementing the suggestions. This is a great skim through or in depth read and should be available at your local library - which I would do before purchasing.
All in all - I preferred her first book "How Not to Look Old" - which has similar advice only it felt easier and is a complete beauty guide rather than just clothing. (less)
Yes you too can make soap. If you can cook and follow the directions its fairly easy. I didn't at first and had a couple of flops that were comical. I...moreYes you too can make soap. If you can cook and follow the directions its fairly easy. I didn't at first and had a couple of flops that were comical. I used olive oil and it came out very nice. Fun too!(less)
I picked this book up on a whim - just for curiosity's sake from the local library while I was on an organization kick. I thought it might be helpful....moreI picked this book up on a whim - just for curiosity's sake from the local library while I was on an organization kick. I thought it might be helpful. It mostly wasn't, only on a very basic level (I am an organized person whom was looking for more advanced tips, I am also not overweight.) So, if you want a kick in the seat because you are very unorganized and/or overweight then its a book for you. From the title is is obvious that the author makes the assumption that people (specifically women) whom are overweight also have a problem keeping themselves organized and getting rid of "stuff". It can be a reality check that lets the unorganized and overweight reader know that, according to the author, that one does have control over stuff and fat, and that it often can be linked - or not depending on the reader.(less)