John Diaz recently collaborated with the editors of a new textbook, scheduled for release in November of 2010. The book is titled the Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss and is edited by Dr. Berish Strauch and Dr. Charles Herman.
Online PR News – 02-October-2010 – – Beverly Hills, CA John Diaz recently collaborated with the editors of a new textbook, scheduled for release in November of 2010. The book is titled the Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss and is edited by Dr. Berish Strauch and Dr. Charles Herman. John Diaz is a co-author of the chapter titled “Facial Rejuvenation: Indications and Analysis.” This chapter addresses the challenges plastic surgeons face when dealing with rejuvenating the faces of patients who have lost significant amounts of weight.
Obesity is a major health problem in the United States with nearly 30% of the U.S. population considered obese. Obesity increases the risk of hypertension, diabetes and a multitude of other diseases. As a result, treatments for obesity have become extremely widespread and popular.
Gastric bypass and laparoscopic banding are two surgeries being performed in order to help patients lose weight. These procedures result in massive weight loss and tremendous changes to the body. Some patients are left with a significant amount of loose skin after these procedures.
As a result, plastic surgery ( http://www.drjohndiaz.com ) body contouring procedures are growing in popularity. The Encyclopedia of Body Sculpting After Massive Weight Loss was created to address this emerging field. The chapter John Diaz co-authored was written to discuss the effects of weight loss on the face.
John Diaz has a special interest in cosmetic surgery of the face. He performs a large number of rhinoplasties and other facial cosmetic surgery ( http://www.drjohndiaz.com ) procedures in his private practice. It is for this reason he was approached to contribute to the textbook. The chapter he co-wrote is intended to educate other plastic surgeons about facial cosmetic surgery in these patients.
Facial cosmetic surgery in massive weight loss patients presents certain unique challenges. Weight gain causes increased amounts of fat deposits in the face. When this fat is lost, it results in deflation in certain areas of the face. This can create an aged appearance that may not be improved with traditional techniques in surgery. Furthermore, many of the weight loss patients develop medical problems and metabolic disturbances which may require attention.
The chapter addresses these issues and concerns. It offers recommendations on how to diagnose these problems and provides guidance on how to manage some of these challenges. It is certain that massive weight loss surgery will continue to be a major topic among surgeons throughout the country. The goal of this chapter, and the textbook in general, is to provide a useful resource for plastic surgeons caring for these patients.
About John Diaz
Dr. John Diaz ( http://www.drjohndiaz.com ) is an Ivy League graduate from Cornell University. He received a scholarship to attend the prestigious Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr. Diaz graduated medical school with the highest honors and for this he received the Alpha Omega Alpha Award, which is given to only the top 10% of medical students in the country. He completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery in N.Y.C. where he had the privilege of working alongside some of the most famous plastic surgeons in the world.
Dr. Diaz is a published author of articles on plastic surgery. He received a degree with Distinction in Plastic Surgery Research for his work. He has received awards from the New York Regional Society of Plastic Surgery, Montefiore Medical Center and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Diaz is a medical staff member of the renowned Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA and has a private practice in Beverly Hills.
He serves as a member of the Executive Board of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgery and has presented lectures on plastic surgery throughout the United States. He has appeared in numerous national and international television programs and magazines. He serves as an expert on plastic surgery for various television programs including Montel Williams’ series of “Living Well” shows. Dr. Diaz also serves as director of the Age Defying Institute where he promotes the advancement of health and wellness in patients.
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