Body Contouring

Art, Science, and Clinical Practice

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
  • Alberto Di Giuseppe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Anatomy, Classification of Adiposities, Body Contouring, Injection Lipolysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael R. Davis
      Pages 3-7
    3. Michael R. Davis, Matthew R. Talarczyk
      Pages 27-31
    4. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 33-37
    5. Ivo Pitanguy, Henrique N. Radwanski
      Pages 39-57
    6. Diane Duncan
      Pages 59-70
  3. Breast

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 72-72
    2. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 73-76
    3. Anthony Erian, Amal Dass
      Pages 77-86
    4. Sid J. Mirrafati, Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 87-91
    5. Anthony Erian, Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 93-117
    6. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 145-147
    7. Melvin A. Shiffman
      Pages 149-153
    8. Pierre F. Fournier
      Pages 155-167

About this book


As plastic surgeons, we seek to combine art and science to improve the results we see in clinical practice. Through our artistic sensibilities, we try to understand and obtain aesthetic results. Scientifc analysis provides the data to predict which approaches will be successful and safe. Both art and science connote a high level of skill or mastery. At the present time, our literature is replete with descriptions of specifc pro- dures for body contouring. However, there remains a need for a defnitive reference describing the basic principles to address the complete scope of body contouring including the postbariatric patient and their plastic surgery deformities. Dr. Shiffman and Dr. Di Giuseppe saw this need and sought to address the needs of plastic surgeons faced with the complexities of body contouring surgery. This is a comprehensive text aimed at providing multiple perspectives. The numerous sections, which include a- posity and lipolysis, the breast, abdomen, chest, and buttocks, the extremities, and liposuction, offer various approaches from the foremost authors. Indeed it is with a tremendous amount of skill and mastery that Dr. Shiffman and Dr. Di Giuseppe have successfully edited and collated the numerous contributions to this work. In addition, they have authored individually or, in collaboration, over a dozen of the 87 total chapters. Their combined work as editors and authors are e- dent throughout their text. The fnal result is a comprehensive contribution that will beneft all plastic surgeons seeking to improve their approach to body contouring.


Surgery aesthetic surgery anatomy cosmetic surgery general surgery implant liposculpture liposuction obesity outcome plastic surgery post bariatric surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin A. Shiffman
    • 1
  • Alberto Di Giuseppe
    • 2
  1. 1.TustinUSA
  2. 2.AnconaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-02638-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-02639-3
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