Remember the days when super-thin models were in demand, those were the days of “less is more.” Oh how times have changed. Now it seems as though “the bigger, the better” is a more fitting motto, as it would pertain to buttock enhancement and the growing popularity of this procedure, thanks to celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Jennifer Lopez. It seems as though curves are back in style!
Rhinoplasty and nose surgery employ different techniques and prosthetic implants to achieve desired outcomes, shapes and sizes. The two most popular implants used for “nose job” procedures are: Medpor and Gore-Tex. Research indicates that these artificial implants can lead to infection. in a study, Medpor was more likely to cause infection than Gore-Tex.
SAVE THE DATE: October 17, 2012 The BRA Day USA, launched by the Plastic Surgery Foundation and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons raise awareness on breast reconstruction options in New Orleans, LA. This event helps raise awareness and close the loop for women who want to know about their options after treatment, and before surgery.
It is becoming more popular for Asian youth to seek plastic surgery procedures in their teens and during breaks from Universities. It seems times are changing and parents are becoming more open to their children having cosmetic procedures to help them pursue stardom and fame. Two popular procedures are Asian blepharoplasty and rhinoplasty, each require attention to ethnic plastic surgery. Many hospitals would deny plastic surgery to minors, but it seems some are allowing it, while others advise patients to hold off until they are fully grown and developed.
Body contouring is in high demand, and is one of the most popular cosmetic and plastic procedures that helps transform and “re-define” people’s lives after massive weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth and even medical weight loss surgery. Often times when people endure multiple pregnancies, and major weight loss, there is an excess of skin tissue around the lower abdomen, lower back, hips, thighs, arms and breasts. New liposuction technologies allow for experienced surgeons to perform lipo sculpting to remove the fat in those areas. The procedure is safe and effective and patients enjoy the many benefits after lipo procedures.
Breast augmentation is the most popular requested plastic surgery procedure performed by plastic surgeons. Breast surgery cases vary due to patient circumstances and needs, and while some patients may have the breast tissue to only require a breast lift, others may need or desire implants to ensure the best outcomes from the surgery. Regardless, the demand for more youthful, full breasts have not gone out of style. Now, there are many safe and effective procedures, both surgical and non-surgical to help women achieve larger more perky breasts.
Liposuction is the most popular cosmetic and plastic surgery procedure being performed today. Advances in technologies and techniques make lipo more safe and effective. Few surgeons who have specialized in Liposuction, perform High Definition Liposculpture, which allows them to achieve very defined and refined results using various technologies, such as: Vaser and Smartlipo to sculpt and contour areas of the body. Patient satisfaction rates are very high for this procedure.
With advanced technologies and products for cosmetic and plastic surgeons, minimally invasive procedures are becoming the norm over more traditional procedures. Take the “face lift’ procedure for example, the traditional method would cost thousands of dollars, and it requires major surgery, incisions and more downtime. On the contrary Liquid facelifts can be done in an office visit using injections of fillers, the cost affordable, it is minimally invasive, and there is no downtime. More women and men are having these procedures, and at younger ages, to maintain a more youthful appearance.
Many patients who consider plastic surgery look at the end results first, and once they make the decision to have a procedure, just want to “get it done, already.” There are many things to consider BEFORE having surgery, such as: surgeon qualifications, experience, certifications, training and costs, and risks. Nowadays, there are more discounts and deals on plastic surgery procedures, but do your homework to make sure the surgeon is qualified and that the facility or hospital setting is accredited and safe.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported more teens having plastic surgery. Teen surgeries on patients 18 years old and below rose from about 14,000 in 1996 to 219,000 in 2010. The rise can be attributed to several factors: cosmetic surgery is more popular among all age groups, it is more accessible and acceptable for people to amend their appearances when they are unhappy with their self-image.