The following books are highly recommended by Dr. Gwen Maxwell, as resources to help you with your cosmetic surgery research.

The Smart Woman’s Guide to Plastic Surgery - Dr. Jean M. Loftus.

Dr. Loftus explains the risks and benefits of every cosmetic procedure. She also debunks myths and discredits unsound practices and procedures. This is a must read for anyone considering cosmetic surgery.

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Men are Stupid and They Like Big Boobs: A Woman’s Guide to Beauty Through Plastic Surgery - Joan Rivers.

This book is witty and comical, yet very informative in regards to cosmetic procedures. It makes for an entertaining and educational experience!

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The Facelift Sourcebook - Dr. Kimberly A. Henry.

Dr. Henry gives a comprehensive review of face-lift procedures from all aspects; who is a good candidate, what to realistically expect, and costs. This is a great book for those wishing to learn all about the face-lift process.

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Helpful Links for Researching Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Surgeons



Visit to learn more about the popular filler.

Visit to stay up to date with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.