It is a great pleasure and a great honor for me to write a foreword in the second book of Professor Werner L. Mang.
Professor Mang and I have been acquainted for many years and have attended many meetings together. He must be congratulated on having presented his great experience in aesthetic surgery in his books in a dynamic way with a video included in a DVD. All aesthetic surgeons with experience or surgeons learning aesthetic surgery who have not the privilege to observe Professor Mang in his clinic at Lake Constance can be informed about the latest and best procedures used by Professor Mang. The text and illustrations are of exceptional quality and reading the different chapters is a real pleasure.
All chapters have been written with great care and with the desire to be of the highest interest for the readers. There is no doubt that this second book will have the same deserved success as the chapters of the first book.
We are greatly indebted to Professor Mang for all the time he spent in offering both seasoned and beginning aesthetic surgeons eager to learn or refine a surgical procedure a true mine of precious and safe techniques. He is extending the horizons of our specialty by providing the readers with his contributions or the improvements that he brought to conventional techniques. He emphasizes details that continue to make our specialty creative and very practical at the same time. All such precise information is an incentive to read and learn more to achieve excellence in our daily work, in patient selection, in planning, and performing.
Again, we should be very grateful to Professor Mang for sharing his great knowledge, experience, creative mind, and insight.
I have known Prof. Mang for more than 20 years. Following his surgical training, he gained an international reputation as a specialist in ENT and plastic surgery and, through his Manual of Aesthetic Surgery, Volume 1, he became beyond the boundaries of Europe. In 1987, Prof. Mang founded the German Society for Aesthetic Medicine and was a pioneer in this field in Germany. I have frequently attended his wonderful conferences in Lindau on Lake Constance, listened to his excellent lectures, and become acquainted with interesting aesthetic surgeons from all over the world. My wife and I have been pleased to accept private invitations from the Mang family and these have given us the pleasure of meeting Professor Mang's enchanting wife, Sibylle, and his children, Gloria and Thomas.
Prof. Mang's clinical activity and his services to society are remarkable. He is a workaholic and pursues his goals in aesthetic surgery determinedly, properly, and with a lot of self-sacrifice. In many discussions with him, we wanted to find out what beauty really is. Cosmetic surgeons have heavy responsibilities and must be creative.
For Volume 2 of the Manual of Aesthetic Surgery, therefore, I have attempted to define the term beauty:
Initially we are expected to believe that beauty has something to do with proportion, balance, and symmetry. I would like to attempt, therefore, to explain beauty objectively by looking back to the starting point of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans
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