Reliable, objective information about aesthetic plastic surgery isn’t easy to come by. Many articles and brochures describing the procedures come from marketing departments of businesses that try to sell their services. That is why Harvard Medical School has published a special health report, Cosmetic Surgery A to Z: A Guide to Common Surgeries and Skin Treatments that features advice from two aesthetic experts.

The report gives candid details about recovery times, duration of results, and typical patient payments. It describes new advances in treatments, and gives authoritative insights about aesthetic procedures—straight from the experts. The report also includes information on how to find a qualified plastic surgeon and advises patients about how to set realistic expectations.

The guide is available from Harvard Health Publications. For more information, visit www.health.harvard.edu/CS.

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