Cosmetic surgery is one of todays hottest topics. From daytime talk shows and popular magazines to conversations at the salon, it seems that almost everyone has had it, is thinking about it, or knows someone who is getting it. Statistics show more and more womenand menare having cosmetic surgery. And with all the options now available, its important to be fully informed before you make any decisions about having a procedure.Now, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is here to guide you through todays top procedures, candidly addressing both the benefits and the risks. R. Merrel Olesen, MD, the medical director of the La Jolla Cosmetic Surgery Centre, and Marie B.V. Olesen, a nationally known cosmetic surgery consultant, give you the tools you need to:Decide if surgery is right for youFind a qualified surgeonSet realistic expectationsEvaluate the costsEnhance your recovery and resultsThis plain-English guide shows you how to take advantage of all the advances in cosmetic surgery while avoiding the pitfalls that could compromise your safety or the quality of your result. From implants to liposuction to Botox, youll understand the right questions to ask your doctor, how to prepare for surgery (both physically and financially), and the best ways to influence the healing process. Youll also:Discover the latest surgery techniques and medicationsUnderstand the different surgeon specializationsSort through the various non-surgical facial treatmentsEvaluate your post-op care optionsCope with complicationsDeal with family, friends, and coworkers before and after surgeryComplete with lists of questions to ask before surgery and top Web sites for cosmetic surgery information, Cosmetic Surgery For Dummies is a practical, friendly guide that will help you say hello to a new you!