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When we read good reviews, we definitely like to share them. It gives the author a few (permanent) moments of fame and allows us to let the community know about a great book. Here’s this week’s book review by Midwest Book Review:

A Patient’s Guide to Liposuction: How to Make an Informed Decision

Jeffry B. Schafer, MD, FRSM

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 9781432777166

Reviewer: Vicki Liston

Reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon Jeffry B. Schafer hopes to inform his readers of the myriad considerations when contemplating having a liposuction procedure. In his new book “A Patient’s Guide to Liposuction: How to Make an Informed Decision,” he introduces the history behind the liposuction concept as well as the advances in the field over the last few decades. His aim is to give prospective patients plenty of information so they can feel more confident about the choices they make and the realities of what to expect during the planning stages, surgery, and recovery.

The book begins with ample history – from the first procedures through the updates to technique and equipment. He covers the science of fat cells, how to choose a doctor, deciding which procedure is right for your personal situation, what can be expected (as well as not expected) when undergoing “lipo,” recovery times, and cost estimates. Color photos of machines, tissue diagrams, and before and after shots all greatly assist in better understanding Schafer’s explanations.

All in all, the information given would be enlightening for someone who knows nothing about liposuction.