Clinical Anatomy of the Face for Filler and Botulinum Toxin Injection PDF
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First, I would like to thank my friend, Dr. Kyle Seo, for organizing all the extremely important clinical information and tips. I also wish to thank Dr. Hong-Ki Lee for his insightful inquisitions and questions that made coming up of creative contents possible. Also, I give my thanks to Dr. Jisoo Kim, who played a strong role in the planning of cadaver dissection workshops and in other works related to organizing necessary contents. Without the efforts and sacrifice of the above individuals in providing clinical manuscripts and in revising all of the visuals despite their busy clinical schedules, this book’s text and artwork would not have been able to shine. As such, I send infinite thanks to Dr. Kwan-Hyun Youn for providing all of the visuals for this book. I believe that Dr. Youn, an art major graduate with a PhD in Anatomy, has raised our country’s medical illustrations to that of world class. Many thanks to the effort of the Medart team led by Dr. Youn to make this book to have many clear, simple, and creative visual contents to be possible.
In the Fall of 2011, my research on clinical anatomy research in relation to aesthetics—and through this, teachings on clinical anatomy—started after receiving advice from John Rogers, a US neurology specialist and medical director of the Pacific Asian region for Allergan Inc., who visited my anatomy lab. Rogers, who had no particular interest in aesthetic treatments, enabled me to devote myself more to this field. Through regional and international educations, I had presented basic information on new methods regarding aesthetic treatment guidelines based on anatomy in order to avoid complications. Then, after hearing that many regional doctors were following anatomic guidelines based on Western research, the coauthors and I designed this book to introduce new methods to fit for Asians, who have slightly different anatomic features. For instance, Asians possess different locations of the modiolus, different directions and changes of facial arteries, and different attachment regions for muscles unlike to Caucasians. All of these and more are explained in detail in this book using research papers presented during my lectures as foundational information. Through this, new injection techniques are described in the book.
Current medical techniques are rapidly changing due to the development of science. As a result, this trend is giving way to a new slogan for medicine such as “borderless” and “above and beyond the border” for a movement working to dismantle academic borders. Biocompatible fillers and botulinum toxin injection development have started to create a new medical field of noninvasive aesthetic plastic surgery, referred to as ‘Beauty Plastic Surgery’, and the desire for new medical techniques is bringing about developments in clinical anatomy. Likewise, I feel that it is right for clinical doctors from all fields to come together as a virtuous group to jump over the wall of traditional medicine for the development of medical practices. And, as a health personnel studying basic medicine, I feel immense responsibility and a sense of worth in being a part of this movement.
This book includes various images and pictures for simpler understanding of anatomy from ‘Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’ and other 80 research papers from acknowledged journals in relation to clinical anatomy. In addition, we worked to include various documents about Koreans so that it may be utilized as a useful document in other areas. It is my wish that, through this book, readers are able to learn clinical techniques related to aesthetic treatments and to grow in knowledge regarding the prevention of complications.
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