One of the basic tenents of pricing is supply and demand. As supply goes up, the price goes down. I read an interesting article about pricing of Plastic Surgery procedures written by a Dr. Gupta and it appeared in a recent issue of the Aesthetic Journal.
Of all the complications Implant Capsular Contracture remains the most problematic in plastic surgery. These capsules can be hard, tender and cause breast asymmetry. A study was done by 3 physicians in the Philadelphia area.
It seems everytime I read the paper I hear/read more and more about “non-surgical facelifts”. No downtime – short time to perform – using only local anesthesia – minimal bruising. Is there such a creature? At the aesthetic meeting they had a panel of “experts” chiming in on how best to answer this. The first to offer an opinion was Dr. Barry DiBernardo. He said there is and it depends on how you define a face and it’s intended consequences.
One of the most requested new procedures centers on buttock augmentation or contouring. This can be done very much like a breast augmentation where an implant can be placed or as I perform it, I augment the patients buttock area with their own fat.
The number of women who present to my practice with “old” saline implants is small. But many who do have them want them revised because they are hard and un-natural. I recently read an article concerning a new technique to improve the outcome in these patients. Patients with saline implants had their implants deflated 4 weeks before Revisional Surgery and the volume of saline removed was recorded.
I recently read some comments by a Dr. Adam Howawy. His practice is in Princeton N.J. He does his cosmetic procedures and then tries to engage patients into adopting a healthier lifestyle. This will involve diet and exercise counseling – I guess it goes to the heart of Cosmetic Surgery – how we want to look better – more youthful – healthier.
When it comes to plastic surgery, some patients simply describe the look that they’re hoping to achieve to their doctors. Maybe they want a smoother nose or a rounder backside, and following a consultation, their doctors have a strong understanding of their expectations. The majority of patients, however, come into their consultations with a celebrity-inspired ideal in mind. In fact, for many of these patients, it was the hope that they could emulate a certain celebrity that inspired them to pursue cosmetic enhancement in the first place.
As you can imagine, doctors hear the same celebrity comparisons come up for certain body parts time and time again. So what are the most requested celebrity body parts?
Most Requested For Women
Over the last few years, there has been a trend of women looking to increase the size of their backsides. When it comes to butts, the celebrity ideals are Kim Khardashian, Nicki Minaj and Beyonce. And not surprisingly, Beyonce has more than one enviable body part. Her cheekbones are some of the most requested as well, along with Jennifer Garner’s and January Jones’s. When it comes to noses, the celebrity ideals are Kate Middleton, Natalie Portman and Jennifer Aniston. And for lips, one of the most requested cosmetic procedures, the most popular references are Scarlett Johansson and Kylie Jenner.
Most Requested For Men
Women aren’t the only ones going under the knife to replicate a certain celebrity look. In fact, as plastic surgery has become more popular, an increasing number of men are turning to cosmetic enhancement to improve their looks.
For men, one of the most common requests is Will Smith’s cheeks, which are big and full and play a large part in Mr. Smith’s room-illuminating smile. When it comes to the body, more and more men want to look like Channing Tatum, whose impressive pecs and abs have been on full display in the Magic Mike movies and plastered across magazine covers. And for overall appearance, a lot of men turn to Hugh Jackman for inspiration. Not only does Mr. Jackman have an enviable body, but his cheekbones and jawline are also highly coveted.
When it comes to plastic surgery, it’s a good idea to have celebrity ideals to use as reference points, but most plastic surgeons are quick to caution that not every look is easily achievable. If you’re thinking about undergoing plastic surgery, make sure you have an open conversation with your doctor about keeping your expectations grounded and reasonable.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!
Hair loss effects a lot of people. In fact over 60 million people are struggling with hair loss and of that number 20 million are women. I have quietly accepted my fate but for others it may be hard and the answer to their hair loss maybe simple – a mere change in their diet. So many people today are becoming vegans or vegetarians which can lead to hair loss.
One of the most feared complications following a tummy tuck is the formation of blood clots which can be fatal. The risk is low (0.07%) but it can have devastating consequences. Many plastic surgeons are hesitant to chemo-prophylaxis with drugs because of the risk of bleeding.
I recently returned from Colorado where the progressives in that state want to begin a petition drive to legalize marijuana in restaurants and bars. It seems we spent decades and billions on getting cigarettes banned now they want to allow smoking pot in these same bars and restaurant? Where is our country headed! The liberal media said it would help my grandmother with advanced Parkinsons or my young child with Tourettes but when asked for scientific or medical evidence, none was forthcoming. Their honesty and integrity was enough and so many of our nations young people will have greater access to its mind numbing effects.