- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Entertainment (7 Aug. 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 000722933X
- ISBN-13: 978-0007229338
- Product Dimensions: 12.8 x 2 x 19.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,681,092 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Confessions of a Park Avenue Plastic Surgeon Paperback – 7 Aug 2006
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'For anyone who has ever contemplated plastic surgery – or even if you have not – this is great read. Informative, humorous and touching, Dr Lesesne bares his soul. I couldn't put it down and it keeps you guessing who's who.'
Nicole Miller, Women's Fashion Designer
‘Where the beautiful people go to be more beautiful’
'While the dishy read contains plenty of gossip, those titbits are interspersed with practical advice for people considering body modification.'
'Confessions is full of juicy gossip … reading like a string of blind items – from the actress who gets a brow-lift "between movies" to the royal European family that jets Lesesne to an undisclosed Middle Eastern locale for Botox. Most captivating, however, are Lesesne's general observations on the self-esteem business.'
'A must read for anyone thinking of plastic surgery'
New York Post
'A must for anyone considering plastic surgery'
'The inside world of celebrity plastic surgery'
'A great read'
'The inside scope of a cosmetic surgery practice'
Princeton Alumini Weekly
About the Author
Cap Lesesne has been in solo practice at New York's most sought-after zip-code for over twenty years, and is an indespensible member of the New York social-elite. He is internationally renowned, regularly travelling across the globe for consultations, surgical procedures, and for pleasure. He has served on the executive committee of the American Society of Plastic surgeons, and is a frequent contributor and consultant for The New York Times, The Washington Times, the Observer, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s and Vogue, as well as ABC and NBC News. A documentary produced by the BBC following the life of Cap Lesesne was aired in the US in the autumn of 2005, and he is frequently profiled in some of America's most glamorous publications. He has produced his own line of custom-made skin-care products, soon to be launched in the UK.
Top Customer Reviews
Do yourself a faviour and don't bore yourself with this trash.. what self respecting surgeon would fly to do surgery
to be given the maids room.. This to me shows what his rich clients really think of him, what person would advertise such treatment of himself.
I feel sorry for this so called Plastic surgeon Cap Lesesne, for writing such a trashy book and constantly finding advertisement from the back of a short date with Katie Couric
It's a boastful and unattractive book, full of tiresomely self-obsessed anecdotes about his jetsetting lifestyle nipping and tucking the rich and famous. It's also poorly written and flat despite the potentially fascinating material he has at his disposal. A big thumbs down.
Sadly I'm left somewhat dissatisfied, its not at all like it appears to be.
Research carefully. You might like it... But I didn't!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
On a personal level, I had breast reduction surgery performed by Dr. Lesesne in November of 2005. I put off having surgery for over 10 years because I was so scared. Dr. Lesesne came highly recommended to me by my boss. After meeting Dr. Lesesne and seeing what a great doctor he is, I knew he was the right doctor to do my surgery. The results are wonderful. My back and neck pain is all but gone. It has definitely changed the way I look at myself. If it were not for Dr. Lesesne I would never have had the courage to go through with the surgery.
After reading this book and having had surgery with Dr. Lesesne I can tell you that he is a sincere, honest, nice man and a brilliant surgeon. Read the book!!!!!!
Then after a difficult start he gains traction and eventually is a surgeon to stars and royalty as well as dating Katie Couric with a celebrity education of the process.
What this book really shows is the mental aspect of being a plastic surgeon as well as many tips such as how to pick an appropriate surgeon. His writing style leads to complete confidence that this man knows what he is doing as he describes procedures and a thought process unknown to a layman. Be forewarned, if you are reading this for a celebrity fix, it's not here. Yes, he mentions many consultations with the rich and famous but in keeping with his profession and morals, no names are given.
Overall, this is an exceptional, fast read on a subject of which I had no knowledge and which I found immensely enjoyable.