10 Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures

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Want to know what plastic surgery procedures people are obsessed with this year?

Dr. Paul Wigoda and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are both seeing a rise in the focus of face and fat. In a recent report and a video interview with Dr. Wigoda, there is a significant demand in patients wanting to use their own fat to sculpt and chisel away lines, wrinkles, and imperfections.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda stated in January via a Facebook Live video that the biggest trend this year in plastic surgery is fat transfers. He went on to say, “We are a lot more successful in transferring the unwanted fat to another part of the body, like the buttock area, and stay basically forever.” Watch for more of Dr. Wigoda’s forecast on the top plastic surgery trends this year:

A just released ASPS report revealed a trend in recycling unwanted fat for minimally invasive procedures, butt augmentation, and breast augmentation.

Here’s how fat injections and fat grafting works

“Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. “Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”

  • Minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased 13%
  • Buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 26%
  • Breast augmentation using fat grafting increased 72%

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical and Minimally-Invasive Procedures

Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2016, the top 5 were:

  1. Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
  2. Liposuction (235,237 procedures, up 6 percent from 2015)
  3. Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
  4. Eyelid surgery (209,020 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
  5. Facelifts (131,106 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2016 Stats from ASPS

Among the 15.5 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2016, the top 5 were:

  1. Botulinum Toxin Type A (7 million procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
  2. Soft Tissue Fillers (2.6 million procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
  3. Chemical Peel (1.36 million procedures, up 4 percent since 2015)
  4. Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, down 1 percent from 2015)
  5. Microdermabrasion (775,000 procedures, down 3 percent from 2015)

If you are thinking of doing liposuction and learning more about fat transfers, schedule a free plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Wigoda today.

 

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Can Cosmetic Surgery Help you Get a Job or Promotion?

Rough and wrinkled? Cosmetic surgery might be a prerequisite for your next job search or promotion.  A survey of women believe a youthful appearance makes it easier to get a job, gain a promotion, or find new clients.

Botox and other facial cosmetic procedures aren’t just for the celebrities, news anchors and other individuals who make their career on the big screen. It’s looking like the go-to procedure to give professionals the desired effect they are looking for to boost their careers. The fact is that appearances do matter to some extent. While employers don’t expect you to “keep up with the Kardashians,” they do expect that you maintain a positive, well-kept appearance, which may not only make face-to-face business more enjoyable, but also give you a newfound self-confidence that radiates in the workplace.

According to the results of a survey compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a significant number of working women are influenced by the perception that plastic surgery can improve their chances in the job market. The survey of 756 women between 18 and 64 years revealed than three in five respondents believed that in difficult economic conditions, it gets somewhat easier to obtain a job, gain a promotion, or find new clients with a youthful appearance. Let’s examine why this may ring true.

Feeling good and building confidence

Women in particular tend to believe that if they show signs of aging they will be less competitive in the workforce compared to recent graduates and younger candidates. While we like to believe this is not true, ultimately, women who use Botox injections to improve or maintain some of their best features admit to feeling more self-confident which can lead to a better reaction to how people perceive them in the workplace.

However, women considering Botox to enhance their career aren’t looking to turn back the hands of time completely, rather they want to look their age and not be perceived as someone who is “too old” for a particular job assignment. The look they are going for is healthy and youthful, but they still want their experience to shine through.

Facing Social Media with video calls, profile images and photo tags

Today our faces are becoming an increasingly important business asset. Conference calls now take place on FaceTime, Skype and Google Hangouts. Many people also report that they find jobs or build business relationships through social media networking sites. Having a profile picture on your LinkedIn account makes you appear more trustworthy and typically sees more clickthroughs to your profile than a page without an image. People regularly “doctor” their profile pictures in Photoshop anyway, but why settle for the fantasy when you can have the fairytale? Cosmetic procedures give you the power to appear the way you want to in your photographs, no touch-ups required.

Convenience of lunch-time treatments

The result of the desire to appear more youthful to remain competitive in the workplace has led to an increase in “lunch-time treatments” as they are non-surgical cosmetic procedures that can realistically be done during the client’s lunch hour and allow them to go back to work without skipping a beat.

From the perspective of the entrepreneur who is pressed for time and does not want to undergo a surgical procedure, non-surgical options like Botox and facial filler injections have many benefits. First, the duration of the procedure is shorter and there is minimal to no downtime or discomfort. Additionally, there are less dramatic effects compared to surgery and minimal risk of side effects.

Today’s numerous cosmetic surgery electives are advanced and safer than ever with injectables such as Botox and minimally invasive techniques that optimize results and speed up patient’s recovery. If you are trying to maintain and obtain a more youthful radiance, contact Dr. Wigoda today to discuss how you can reach your goals.

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Health Study: Increased Quality of Life for Breast Augmentation Patients

The results are in; breast augmentation makes women happy. A study published in the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ magazine Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery found that women experienced substantial improvements in several key areas related to their quality of life. Approximately 41 women participated in the Breast-Q survey that asked questions about six relevant areas:

  • Overall satisfaction with outcome
  • Satisfaction with breasts
  • Physical well-being
  • Psychosocial
  • Sexual
  • Satisfaction with level of care received

The women were polled six months before and after their surgeries. Researchers found in three of the six areas – sexual – scoring increased 30 or more points (on a scale of 0 to 100) post-surgery for about 80% of the women.

The dramatic change may be related to the surge in self-esteem and self-confidence many women feel after having their breasts increased or reshaped. Though the reasons for getting breast implants vary, the most commonly cited motivation behind a woman’s quest for new breasts is because they are unhappy with the size, shape, or look of the set they were born with. This dejection can bleed into other areas of the women’s life, particularly her perceived attractiveness and acceptance by others.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been encouraging those in the industry to monitor patient satisfaction in addition to safety. The Breast-Q survey is the first such tool that seems to be able to capture how a patient thinks and feels after she has the procedure. Having this information is the first step towards developing benchmarks for patient satisfaction that may improve the overall quality of care women receive.

In the meantime, women who want to ensure they get the best care should have their breast enhancement done by a knowledgeable and experienced plastic surgeon.

The Top Plastic Surgery Myths Busted by Dr. Wigoda

Bigfoot, UFOs, the Loch Ness monster; there are a lot of myths floating around and the cosmetic surgery industry is not immune. Cosmetic surgery has been around for quite a few decades, and it is only natural that it should accumulate a number of myths in that time. Here’s the truth behind the top five plastic surgery myths.

 

Plastic Surgery is for the 1%

Although a lot of the rich and famous get plastic surgery, the vast majority of people having procedures done are average folk. Most people have a little nip and tuck done to restore confidence, boost self-esteem, and reclaim a few lost years.

Cosmetic Procedures are Only for Women

For whatever reason, women are always the focal point when people talk about plastic surgery. The reality is that men also have cosmetic procedures done, though they typically go for less invasive ones like Botox and dermal fillers. Men get these procedures for the same reasons as women, but the #1 reason was to remain competitive in the workforce.

Plastic Surgery is Only for Improving Looks

There is no use denying that people get cosmetic procedures to improve their looks. Facelifts, liposuction, breast augmentations, and many others procedures are strictly done to improve a person’s appearance. However, plastic surgery is also used to correct birth defects, injuries, facial or bodily deformations (e.g. after-mastectomy breast reconstruction), and many other medical issues.

You’ll Look Young Forever

The results from plastic surgery can last for a long time. However, your body will still be subjected to environmental factors that caused you to seek out treatment in the first place. There are many things you can do to extend your results including taking care of your health, practicing good eating habits, and getting surgical touch-ups.
On a similar note, all surgical procedures leave scars. A skilled plastic surgeon can minimize scarring, hide it, and provide tips on ways to make them less noticeable. However, this aspect of plastic surgery is inescapable.

Plastic Surgeon is Just Another Term for Cosmetic Surgeon

Out of all the myths talked about in this article, this one is perhaps the most insidious and dangerous. Although the terms are used interchangeably, a plastic surgeon is not the same as a cosmetic surgeon. Plastic surgeons spend years in a plastic surgery residency, perfecting their surgical skills in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Cosmetic surgeons, on the other hand, often train in another field of medicine or surgery and enter the cosmetic industry often with as little as taking a short training course. When undergoing the knife, you want to make sure the person knows what he or she is doing. Always ask the doctor about his or her education and training, and make sure he or she is certified by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Men’s Plastic Surgery Rate Rises, Dr. Wigoda Reports

Real men get plastic surgery and it is socially acceptable, experts say. Dr. Wigoda previously reported about the rise of plastic surgery in 2010 and the predicted uptick continuing through 2011. Now it appears that men are helping the trend, according to new data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Men underwent more than 1.1 million cosmetic procedures in 2010, accounting for 9.9% of all cosmetic procedures, or a 2% increase from 2009. The most commonly performed procedures? Facelifts, up 14% and nose jobs, 64,000 total, saw the biggest gains.

Other top male cosmetic procedures include eyelid surgery, liposuction, breast reductions and hair transplants.

Experts attribute the increase in male plastic surgery to a few different factors; namely, the lagging job market and the increase of celebrity culture.

“Men have a new attitude toward cosmetic surgery than what we’ve seen historically,” Dr. Phil Haeck, ASPS president and a board-certified plastic surgeon, told AOL’s WalletPop. “Many stashed away some cash during the recession so they could come out of it with a younger look, ready to attack the job market.”

“In our culture, younger is better,” says Ann McMahon, a clinical psychologist based in New York City. “The ‘man’s man’ is also seeing celebrities undergo various procedures, so it’s become more socially acceptable.”