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Cosmetic Surgery: Just the Facts

A NEW BOOK BY PROMINENT SYDNEY PLASTIC SURGEON DR DARRYL HODGKINSON SETS THE BAR HIGH FOR EXPLAINING THE FACTS ABOUT COSMETIC SURGERY TO PROSPECTIVE PATIENTS. WORDS BY JESSICA RULE.

Too often the wave of information from the media, in particular the internet, confuses prospective patients. There is an infinite number of websites about cosmetic surgery procedures – from blogs and social media sites to patient-targeted marketing websites – but credible and authoritative resources for patients are scarce. In his latest book, Cosmetic Surgery – Just the Facts, plastic surgeon Dr Darryl Hodgkinson demystifies common misconceptions about the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in a clear and factual manner, taking the perplexity out of researching such procedures.

Dr Hodgkinson says patients often arrive in his office with a barrage of questions, seeking to separate fact from fiction. Cosmetic Surgery – Just the Facts is based around patients’ common concerns, delivering concise answers in a stripped-back manner. He illustrates his comments with untouched before and after photos.

‘I witness the good, the bad and the ugly of cosmetic surgery and Cosmetic Surgery – Just the Facts aims to sort the wheat from the chaff and give the reader the facts,’ says Dr Hodgkinson.

The book runs through each individual procedure in depth, explaining what is involved and what to expect – but it’s not just about the procedures. Cosmetic Surgery – Just the Facts delves into safety, the post-operative period and the psychological considerations involved in cosmetic surgery, not to mention why certain candidates may not be suitable for undergoing procedures. Therefore it proves itself as a true patient-focussed resource as opposed to marketing material.

The decision to undergo cosmetic surgery should not be taken lightly. Patients should conduct thorough research through all authoritative resources and avenues available to them. Cosmetic Surgery – Just the Facts reflects this sentiment.

It is important as a source of genuine and expert information, offering an excellent companion for prospective patients in the journey towards making an informed decision that best suits their needs.