Surgical Anatomy of the Face


Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr. M.D., F.A.C.S., Clinical Professor, Kathleen H. Makielski, M.D., Associate Professor, DO Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, UO Washington
Jenifer L. Henderson, M.D., L.C.D.R., M.C., U.S.N.R., Staff Surgeon Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery, UO the Health Sciences Bethesda, Maryland

Book Description

Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest refinements in operative technique, this full-color atlas provides a surgeon’s-eye view of the anatomic structures and relationships encountered during all facial surgical procedures. It features more than 100 drawings by Dr. Makielski, a head and neck surgeon, and more than 100 photographs.

This Second Edition’s brand-new chapter on embryology emphasizes congenital anomalies such as clefts and dermoid cysts. New illustrations show the surgical anatomy of endoscopic approaches and recently developed procedures, including the SOOF lift. This edition also includes more detail on the osteocutaneous and retaining ligaments and the supporting ligaments and tendons of the orbit.

Editorial Reviews


Head and Neck — Praise for the previous edition: “The book is beautifully done…The anatomy is truly presented in a fashion that highlights that which we, as head and neck surgeons, need to know…This is an outstanding text I recommend to all surgeons performing head and neck surgery.”-Head and Neck Maxillofacial News — Praise for the previous edition: “Drs. Larrabee and Makielski have authored a concise anatomy text that has surgical relevance…Anatomy information is intermixed with surgical application in a refreshing way…Dr. Makielski should be congratulated for her beautiful, aesthetic, and very educational illustrations. They are magnificent and complemented by many cadaver dissection photographs and clinical photographs to depict the anatomy from the surgeon’s perspective…The book is easy to read and once read becomes a handy reference.”-Maxillofacial News

Customer Reviews

Not worth the prize, May 28, 2005

I ordered this book based on the publishers review and have to say that I was disappointed to the degree that I returned it. The illustrations are poor in detail and quality, especially for a book supposedly centered on anatomy. There are a lot of other books that describe the anatomy of this region in greater detail, without being anatomic atlases. Sorry, but this book isn’t worth the money!

A Book for school Children, not surgeons, April 9, 2011

I have an extensive library of anatomical and surgical texts of the head and neck and this book is simplistic and poorly done. The illustrations are not helpful unless you are a novice in medicine… I bought it and returned it the same week… i was deeply disappointed in otherwise well respected authors… sometimes people assume a name will sell… thank god for return policies!

Great book for surgeons who operate on the face, September 24, 2005

This book is not intended to be a detailed review of facial anatomy. Instead it is designed to give a “a realistic surgeon’s-eye view”, and that is exactly what it does. Surgeons who operate on the face will enjoy the clear illustrations and gain a better understanding of the dissection planes that are critical for a successful outcome. Important surgical landmarks, such as the facial nerve, are well-outlined. Photos of cadaveric tissue dissections, which are also included in the book, greatly enhance the understanding of anatomy as encountered during surgery. A key book to have for head and neck surgeons.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 213 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; Second edition (October 21, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0781741505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0781741507
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 8.7 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds


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