Posted June 27, 2015
If you have been putting off getting your breast augmentation, tummy tuck or eyelid surgery, and you are ready to move forward, you may be joining the ranks of millions of other people. More than 11 million cosmetic procedures were performed by board certified Plastic Surgeons, Dermatologists and ENT’s last year according to a report by the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons(ASAPS). This represents an overall increase of 12% compared to 2012. Many people are taking advantage of the improved economy and job security and investing in themselves with that plastic surgery procedure they have been thinking about.
As always, liposuction and >breast augmentation are neck and neck for the most common procedure, with liposuction edging out breast augmentation by 50,000 procedures. These numbers reflect the practices of board certified Plastics, Derms and ENT’s where patients are receiving treatment from the best trained specialists in the field. The numbers are higher when you consider that there are doctors who have trained in other specialties who do not have the same credentials or qualifications performing these procedures. Eyelid surgery, tummy tuck and rhinoplasty round out the list.
The statistics reveal that men continue to make up about 10% of the cosmetic patients. The most common surgical procedures in men were liposuction (think lovehandles), eyelid surgery and rhinoplasty.
Trends are easily identified by the poll. Buttock augmentation and labiaplasty showed the most significant increase in volume of all the procedures reviewed. Buttock augmentation is a natural segue from liposuction. It is commonly referred to as a Brazilian Butt Lift and enhances and sculpts the buttocks simultaneously. Fat transfers- a natural alternative- have replaced implants in this procedure which may be the part of the reason we are seeing increasing numbers here. Labioplasty is better known collectively as vaginal rejuvenation. The numbers are still relatively small but reflect an increasing awareness the appearance of all areas of one’s body.
There are numerous ways of researching plastic surgery to decide if a procedure is right for you. The most popular way is a Google search. The best educational websites are www.Surgery.org and www.PlasticSurgey.org the websites for the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and the American Society of Plastic Surgery(ASPS). The best consumer oriented site is www.RealSelf.com. These are informational sites. There is no substitute for a face to face consultation. If you or a friend is considering plastic surgery in New Jersey, and joining the millions of men and women who have made the move, please contact Dr. Friedlander at (973) 912-9120 to set up your personal consultation and learn more about her and her practice.
Dr. Friedlander became a plastic surgeon to make a real difference in the lives of her patients. She started her practice in New Jersey three decades ago, and still treats some of her very first patients to this day! Experience the difference that comes from working with a true plastic surgery professional who cares about your results by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bev.
636 Morris Turnpike, Suite 1A, Short Hills, New Jersey 07078