Cosmetic Surgery Boost to Self Esteem
The Little Book of Lipo Release Announced
Carol Martin of The Informed Choice Releases First in a Series of Books on Cosmetic Surgery
ATLANTA - To her clients, cosmetic surgery consultant and consumer advocate Carol Martin is an anti-aging miracle.
At 50, she posed in the same style orange lycra Speedo she wore as a model of 21, and now preaches her safe cosmetic surgery gospel on CNN, ET, The Insider, Discovery, and in magazines like Glamour, offering tips on how find the best doctor and sail through surgery and recovery like a pro.
Now, Martin shares her experience and cosmetic surgery secrets in her new book, "The Little Book of Lipo," (Busystreet Press, 2008, available on Amazon.com), an insider's guide to the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the country: Liposuction, and how to get through it safely with top results.
Saddened by the plastic surgery-related deaths of Kanye West's mother, and others Martin says are often preventable with the right knowledge, the consultant had always wanted to write a "Bible" on cosmetic procedures, she says.
"The Little Book of Lipo" is the first in a series of books on different surgeries Martin plans to write about-she's had them all - gleaned from her own experience, interviews with dozens of surgeons and feedback from more than 1,000 clients she's advised over the last decade.
Dr. James Wells, past President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, calls Martin's book, "eminently readable. Any patient considering liposuction is well advised to read it cover to cover."
"You can trust what you learn from this book. There is no agenda here except to educate the consumer," says Dr. Vince Zubowicz, a top Atlanta plastic surgeon who wrote the foreword. "You won't find this kind of unbiased information in the yellow pages or on someone's website."
He says patients Martin counsels "do very well because they are calmer and more confident when they walk in the door."
Martin is indeed a poster child for good surgery who arms readers with knowledge. In "The Little Book of Lipo," she offers checklists and red flags, how to find the right surgeon, prepare for lipo, and bounce back like a champ.
"I wanted to write a book that gave people everything they need to know but didn't know to ask," she says, offering readers what she's learned from 11 procedures of her own--nose, breasts, face, lipo, tummy tuck and more.
When she tells clients everything she's had done, they express disbelief. "My ideal is to preserve what you have, not drastically alter it," she says, "to look like you stopped the clock." Martin's secret? Timing and skilled surgeons, she says..
"You can look fantastic at any age if you treat your body as well as you treat your car," she says. "Why wait to fix your bumper AFTER it's dragging on the ground."
Martin lives in Atlanta, Ga., with her husband, two stepsons and a Jack Russell named Zipper.
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