The tome, which is written in Latin, is illustrated with diagrams, including the rhinoplasty, in which the patient's nose was attached to a flap of skin from his upper arm.
In one plate, the patient is seen in bed with his forearm attached to his head and a flap of skin from his bicep region stuck onto his nose.
The book tells how he stayed like that for about three weeks until the skin from his arm had attached itself properly.
After a further two weeks the flap of skin was shaped so it resembled a nose and the process was complete.
After Tagliacozzi's death, the procedures were forgotten in Europe, probably because of the disapproval of religious authorities. A rare copy of the book was recently sold for £11,000 -to a plastic surgeon. Link -via TYWKIWDBI