Cosmetic Surgery a Growing Trend among Gen Xers and Baby Boomers, reveal Reports

Cosmetic SurgeryBody contouring in NYC is now a popular option among Gen Xers (40-54 year olds) and baby boomers (age 55 years and over), say leading plastic surgeons. According the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the demand for cosmetic procedure is growing among these groups. The 2017 ASPS annual report revealed that:

  • 564,579 or 34% of the total cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. in 2017 were performed on individuals age 40-54 and over. The cosmetic surgical procedures performed on this group increased 1% over 2016-17.
  • 384,453 or 23% of the total cosmetic surgical procedures were performed on people age 55 and over in 2017, but these procedures saw a decline of 1% over 2016-17.

This increase in numbers shows that the perceptions of cosmetic surgery have changed and more and more older adults are accepting it as option to enhance their looks. Generation Xers, who had approached a plastic surgeon for a post-adolescence nose job or breast procedures, are now seeking procedures that would help them keep up with the millennials.

According to ASPS, the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed on 40-54 year olds in 2017 are:

  • Liposuction (96,091 procedures, up 4% from 2016)
  • Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty (88,364 procedures, down 1% from 2016)
  • Breast augmentation or augmentation mammaplasty (87,623 procedures, up 3% from 2016)
  • Tummy tuck or Abdominoplasty procedures (52,934 procedures, about the same as in 2016)
  • Nose reshaping or Rhinoplasty (45,765 procedures, down 2% from 2016)

The top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Baby Boomers (55 and over) are:

  • Eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty (102,354 procedures, up 1% from 2016)
  • Facelift or Rhytidectomy (81,543 procedures, down 5% from 2016)
  • Dermabrasion (33,840 procedures, down 6% from 2016)
  • Liposuction (25,252 procedures, up 5% from 2016)
  • Forehead lift (22,161 procedures, down 7% from 2016)

The 2017 ASPS annual report reveals that more and more people are now opting for minimally invasive procedures. Of the total 7.7 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2017, 7.1 million procedures were minimally invasive. The proportion of minimally-invasive procedures performed on Generation Xers and baby boomers rose during 2016-17:

  • 7,172,729 or 51% of the total minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedures were performed on people age 40-54 in 2017. The minimally invasive procedures performed on this group increased 2% over 2016-17.
  • People 55 and over accounted for 3,784,240 (27%) of the total minimally-invasive cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017, and rose 2% during 2017-16.

Non-invasive procedures such as cellulite treatments also gained popularity in 2017 and rose nearly 20% over the previous year. These procedures eliminate fat and tighten the skin without invasive surgery. ASPS reports that the following non-invasive procedures continue to gain popularity:

  • Procedures that use special technology to “freeze” away fat without surgery increased 7%
  • Cellulite treatments that use lasers to eliminate fat increased 19% (up 55% since 2000)
  • Skin tightening procedures that target fat and tighten sagging areas increased 9%

Popular minimally-invasive body contouring modalities include ultrasound and radio frequency energy-assisted devices, infrared light, vacuum massage and injectable medications. Botulinum toxin type A (Botox, Dysport) ranked the topmost procedure in this category with 1,659,482 procedures performed in 2017 by boomers. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation is a favored option as it is much less painful and involves only minimal downtime. Moreover, they can provide natural looking results without invasive surgery or any significant downtime.

It is evident that facial procedures are gaining popularity among baby boomers. The reason could be that they are not retiring as early or as promptly as earlier generations. This increased interest in cosmetic surgery among boomers could be that they are looking to gain a competitive edge with their careers. Reports say that many plastic surgery patients are motivated by the desire to stay competitive in the workplace by appearing youthful.

A facelift in NYC can address sagging, creases below the lower eyelids, creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, facial fat, jowls and a double chin. The surgeon makes incisions behind the hairline and around the front of the ear to skin and improve the contour to the face and neck. Today, the conventional surgical facelift is competing with minimally-invasive facelift procedures such as the mini facelift, S-lift, neck lift, or endoscopic facelift. New facelift techniques are precise and can be customized to suit the needs of the patient. Preventative Botox is also a popular option among millennials, boomers, and Gen Xers, not just to look younger, but to prevent the formation of future wrinkles. The benefits for early users of Botox are:

  • They may not need fillers or more invasive procedures that are required to treat deep creases in patients who start Botox in their 40s or 50s.
  • People who continue using Botox may need only less Botox as they get older.
  • It is cheaper for younger patients as they need only a lesser amount of the injection.

Regardless of age, it is very important to choose a reliable AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice if you are considering body contouring in NYC. Such practices have experienced plastic surgeons who will evaluate your considerations and provide the best solution to meet your aesthetic goals. In an accredited surgical practice, you can expect the highest standards of safety and levels of care.

Is it Normal to Experience Late Onset Nerve Pain after CoolSculpting?

Coolsculpting TreatmentUnwanted fat buildup is a major aesthetic concern that many men and women face and one which is very hard to address with even rigorous exercise and diet. In such cases, liposuction surgery is a good option. However, many people do not want to go under the knife and prefer non-surgical procedures. CoolSculpting in NYC is one of the most popular noninvasive body contouring options available today. However, a patient who had the procedure expressed concerns on the Realself Forum about the risks of late onset nerve pain after the CoolSculpting treatment.

CoolSculpting is an FDA-approved technique based on cryolipolysis to freeze and destroy unwanted fat cells. This innovative technique is performed using a handheld device, involves no incisions, suction or needles, and can provide great results for the right candidate. Patients remain awake and comfortable during the treatment, which is fast and provides long-lasting results. The only sensations that patients experience during the treatment are intense cold and sensations of tugging and pinching in the treatment area due to the vacuum pressure. These effects are temporary and subside soon.

The treatment involves applying the CoolSculpting applicator to whichever part of the body you want to lose fat from. This patient had three applicators placed on the abdomen and reports being “bruised, swollen and tender” two days after the treatment, but without any tingling or numbness. The patient has heard that about ten percent patients experience late onset nerve pain, but that this is not correlated to body type or early symptoms. The question is if CoolSculpting does cause nerve pain.

Expert plastic surgeons confirm that some sort of swelling and bruising is normal after CoolSculpting. They also point out that some patients may develop a type of deep onset pain after the treatment which can last for 1-3 months. This does not happen often. However, if it does, it is usually felt after one week of treatment and can be quite severe at times. The only thing recommended for late onset nerve pain is over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication. Neurontin is a non-opiate medication that provides effective relief for nerve pain. However, an expert surgeon says that medications can take a couple weeks and sometimes months to improve the condition.

Some surgeons say that late onset nerve pain is more commonly indicated with the older applicators. According to them, there is decrease in this condition with second generation applicators.

CoolSculpting in NYC is performed safely and effectively by plastic surgeons with extensive in the procedure. If late onset pains specially nerve pain occurs during the CoolSculpting recovery phase, the best option is to consult with the doctor who performed the procedure.

Combining Cellulite Treatment with a Brazilian Butt Lift can Enhance Outcomes, says Study

One of the latest trends in body contouring, a Brazilian butt lift in NYC provides women with a well-shaped curvy posterior using their own fat. The popularity of the treatment has soared as it provides beautiful natural looking outcomes without the hassles associated with implants. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), BBL or buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased by 10% in 2017 over the previous year.

The Aesthetic Channel recently reported on a study which says that combining cellulite treatment along with BBL can provide superior aesthetic results and is a “patient-pleaser”. The study notes that combining BBL with cellulite treatment prevents indented scarring and smoothes the skin’s contour around the buttocks. The outcomes from this approach found to be predictable, reproducible and satisfying for patients who want the bubble butt contour.Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery

Cellulite, the dimpled skin in the buttocks, thighs and hips, is a common concern among women. It appears when fat deposits push through the connective tissue beneath the skin, causing the skin to appear lumpy. Factors causing cellulite include:

  • Hormonal factors
  • Genetics
  • Aging (the skin becomes less taut and can sag, and look dimply)
  • Poor diet
  • A sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking
  • Wearing restrictive clothing that does not allow proper blood to flow

The common areas where cellulite can be seen are buttocks and hips. Regardless of whether they’re skinny or overweight, women are more to develop cellulite because they have different distributions of fat, muscle, and connective tissue from men which influence the development of cellulite. Up to 80 and 90 percent of women may experience cellulite at some point in their lives. Though cellulite is not harmful, it makes many women embarrassed when they’re in swimsuits and short shorts.

Buttock augmentation using fat grafting provides natural looking results as it simply involves adding more fat to the existing fat on your posterior. BBL procedure is a combination of liposuction and fat grafting. The first component is precise liposuction to extract fat from areas where it is available in excess. Typically, this includes the back, stomach, and thighs. In the second step, the fat is purified after liposuction procedure, reducing it down to a fraction of that which was originally extracted and finally, the refined fat is transferred back to the buttocks, that is, the surgeon will remove fat from where you don’t want it and put it exactly where you want it to help you achieve a curvy, well-shaped butt. Skilled surgeons will balance fat removal and addition is a way as to maximize the body’s natural curves.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer the Brazilian butt lift in NYC. BBL requires comprehensive training and experience in fat transfer techniques as well as a professionally trained eye for aesthetic detail. To assess your candidature and get customized treatment, choose a practice with surgeons who have these qualities. BBL under local anesthesia is a relatively new concept invented by leading NYC plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT®.

“Am I a Good Candidate for VASER Liposuction and Do I Need Skin Excision as Well”?

A minimally invasive cosmetic surgical procedure that utilizes ultrasound energy, VASER Lipo in NYC can remove stubborn fat safely and efficiently from almost all areas such as the abdomen, back, breasts, buttocks, face, flanks, hips, neck, knees and upper arms. As with other new liposuction technologies, the right candidates can expect to achieve good body contouring results.

VASER LiposuctionWho is a good candidate for VASER liposuction? A patient with stubborn fat pockets in the abdominal area posted her concerns about this on the RealSelf platform. On consulting a plastic surgeon (PS) she was told that standard lipo would leave her skin too loose, and so she needed VASER lipo to tighten her skin, and possibly a skin excision as well. She wanted a second opinion from other experts and posted photographs of her body on RealSelf with this question: “Do you agree with the PS? Would I possibly need a skin excision? Would Vaser vs regular lipo make that much of a difference?” She also pointed out that she doesn’t believe that she is really at risk for her skin being loose after surgery as she is young and doesn’t have kids.

Cosmetic surgeons perform skin excision in certain cases. During traditional or standard liposuction, fat cells are removed but the skin remains unchanged and does not shrink with the treatment. An additional procedure may be needed to remove the excess skin. A lower body lift involves tightening the stretched abdominal muscles as in a tummy tuck. In this case too, the plastic surgeon removes excess, sagging skin from the front and back of the torso, and tightens the remaining tissues to restore firm and improve the shape of the lower body.

After reviewing the images that this patient posted, an expert plastic surgeon replied that as she her skin appeared to be of good quality, it would contract well after the procedure. He recommends VASER or BodyTite liposuction as the ideal abdominal contouring option for her.

Other plastic surgeons also replied that as she was young there would be no need for skin excision and that she would get good results with VASER lipo alone. They recommend an exam and consultation with a plastic surgeon who performs these procedures to confirm if she is a candidate and also to discuss her options and expectations.

VASER Lipo uses ultrasonic energy to selectively break up small or large areas of fat while leaving the other important tissues in the area intact. Unlike traditional lipo, patients do not have to worry about loose skin as this technique helps stimulate collagen production and promotes skin tightening. This procedure also offers other advantages over traditional liposuction such as

  • Minimally invasive procedure using local anesthesia
  • Provides eye-catching results in a single procedure
  • Easily removes large amounts of stored fat
  • Quicker recovery time, less swelling and bruising
  • Coagulates the tissues and tightens sagging skin
  • Does not destroy the other tissues in the treated area
  • Patients can return to normal activities within two to three weeks

In addition to treating areas with more fibrous tissue more effectively, VASER also preserves the viability of fat cells for fat transfer, which is a popular procedure in Brazilian Butt Lift surgery.

Individuals who are physically healthy and want to get rid of fat pockets that cannot be resolved through diet and exercises are the best candidates for VASER lipo. Depending on the surgeon’s experience and comfort level, the approach can be used to treat deep tissue as well as the mid fatty level and certain areas closer to the surface.

BodyTite is an advanced liposuction platform that utilizes patented radiofrequency-assisted liposuction (RFAL) technology for effective fat removal and cellulite reduction with noticeable skin tightening effects. The procedure can provide 40% more skin tightening than traditional liposuction treatment. A young, healthy person with good quality skin may experience good skin contraction after the procedure. One major advantage of BodyTite when compared to other procedures is that there is no scarring.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices offer BodyTite and VASER Lipo in NYC. To determine your candidature for body contouring treatment, choose a practice that had plastic surgeons who are experienced and skilled in both techniques. After evaluating your anatomical considerations, aesthetic goals and expectations and confirming your candidature, an expert plastic surgeon will recommend the option that will provide you with the best results.

Outpatient Plastic Surgery Procedures are Safe, Reports New Study

Plastic Surgery Procedures are SafeWith the advancements in techniques and technology, experienced plastic surgeons offer body contouring in NYC on an outpatient basis. Safety is a major concern when it comes to plastic surgery. The findings of a new study could alleviate patient concerns about the safety of outpatient procedures. The study, which was published in the April issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), supports the safety of outpatient plastic surgery procedures when performed by qualified plastic surgeons at an accredited outpatient surgical center.

Conducted by Rod J. Rohrich, MD and colleagues from the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, the study analyzed over 20 years of data and more 26,000 cases. The focus was on the complications that occur within the first 48 hours after the surgery. The researchers analyzed the rates and types of complications, including factors associated with an increased risk of complications. The findings are as follows:

  • More than 80% of complications requiring return to the operating room were hematoma or pooling of blood under the skin.
  • Less common complications included infections (0.06%) and blood clots (0.05%)

Higher risks of complications were found mainly in patients who underwent combined procedures, especially abdominoplasty with liposuction. Other risk factors noted were:

  • Higher body mass index (BMI 30 or higher)
  • Larger volumes of liposuction (more than three liters)
  • Longer surgical times (more than four hours)

The researchers recommend post-operative monitoring in a nursing facility such as surgical center or hospital for patients with such higher risks of complications.

In 2015, more than 90 percent of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures were performed on an outpatient basis, either a freestanding surgical center or office setting, according to the ASPS report on the study. The study provides data to support the safety of outpatient cosmetic surgery, when performed by well-experienced and skilled plastic surgeons in a surgical center with appropriate staffing and patient monitoring capability.

“We conclude that for a majority of patients, the overall risk is very low for performing plastic surgery in the outpatient setting. However, certain precautions should be considered to optimize safety of all patients and reduce adverse outcomes”, says Dr. Rohrich who is also Editor-in-Chief of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Nowadays, many plastic surgery procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient does not have spend the night in the surgical facility or can go home a few hours after the treatment. This can be attributed to the development of advanced minimally-invasive and non-invasive modalities that involve lower postoperative patient morbidity compared with a conventional surgical approach for the same procedure. These technologies have considerably reduced risk of complications. However, the patient’s health would be monitored after the surgery, because despite the improvements in technologies and procedures, plastic surgery is not risk-free. If the patient remains stable after the procedure, he or she is allowed to go home.

To maximize the safety of your procedure, make sure that:

  • Your surgeon is well-qualified and skilled and focused on patient safety.
  • The facility should be AAAASF-accredited with state-of-the-art technologies and techniques.
  • Find out about technology used to perform the procedure.
  • Inform your surgeon of any drugs that you are taking and your full medical history.
  • The surgical facility should have skilled, trained personnel to administer and monitor your anesthesia and your recovery immediately following the procedure.

According to the study, breast augmentation is the most common type of outpatient procedure followed by facial cosmetic surgery and liposuction. Minimally-invasive procedures that can be performed on an outpatient basis include Brazilian butt lift, breast reduction, and liposuction using Smartlipo NYC, BodyTite, and VASER. Popular noninvasive procedures that have little to no downtime include Kybella and CoolSculpting NYC.

Important Things to Know Before Getting Pectoral Implants

Many men spend hours at the gym to achieve toned pectoral muscles for a fuller and more masculine chest, and end up disappointed when even rigorous workouts cannot help them achieve the desired definition and muscularity. Pectoral implants provide the solution. Pectoral implants for men add shape and definition to the chest area to result in a well-proportioned, symmetric, athletic torso.

Factors such as genetics, growth defects, injury and other conditions can limit the growth of the chest muscles. The pec implants procedure involves inserting implants made of solid silicone under the pectoral muscle to create or recreate a natural-looking chest area. An incision of about 2 inches in length is made in the armpit. A pocket is then created to place the implant under the pectoralis major muscle. After inserting the chest implants, the incision is closed and the same process repeated on the opposite side. The procedure may take approximately two hours to complete.
Pectoral ImplantsThe procedure offers many benefits when performed by an expert plastic surgeon. Here are some important things that you should know to prepare for the procedure:

  • Choose a reliable plastic surgery center that has well-qualified plastic surgeons who skilled in performing pectoral implant surgery.
  • At your consultation, the plastic surgeon will review your complete medical history and also perform a physical exam to determine your candidature for the procedure.
  • Ask your surgeons specific questions regarding the procedure so as to address any concern that you have. A trained and experienced surgeon can provide satisfactory replies to all your queries.
  • Male chest implants are available in different sizes and shapes. Your surgeon will consider factors such as body type, symmetry, proportions and individual preferences and expectations to provide you with the best outcomes.
  • Before the procedure, you will be advised to avoid anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin and certain herbal medications that could encourage increased bleeding.
  • Stop smoking at least two weeks in advance of your surgery to avoid risks of blood clots, strokes, or other complications.
  • Avoid using any lotion or shaving cream on your chest, arms, etc. since it would interfere with the procedure and recovery.
  • Arrange to have someone take you home after your operation and ideally, stay with you for your first night post-op.
  • It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results.

Your surgeon will prescribe medications to manage pain and recommend wearing a compression garment to reduce swelling. Contact your surgeon if you experience any problems such as increased pain, soreness or redness in the area. Preparing well for pectoral implant surgery as well as proper post-operative care is crucial to promote smooth recovery and optimal results.

Going Abroad for Cosmetic Surgery – Understand the Risks

Cosmetic SurgeryBody contouring in NYC is performed by expert plastic surgeons who focus on maintaining the highest standards of patient safety while providing optimal outcomes. Nevertheless, many people are choosing to go abroad for cosmetic surgery, often combining their procedure with a holiday in an exotic location. Others opt to go out of town for a procedure. But is it safe to travel for cosmetic surgery? What are factors to consider before choosing to have a procedure in another country?

The American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) strongly recommends that you do your homework well when traveling for cosmetic surgery. To minimize risks and stay safe, experts recommend that you get all the necessary information on the procedure, recovery and costs before you proceed. An ABCS article published in April this year says you should risk your safety or appearance to save money or “get a vacation out of the deal” as you could end up with serious problems that will have a negative impact on your life.

When travelling for cosmetic surgery in overseas, take extra precautions to ensure a safe experience. Here are some key points to note:

  • Choose an accredited plastic surgery practice: If you are going out of town for plastic surgery, make sure your procedure is performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center that is accredited by one of the recognized national certifying agencies such as the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Institute for Medical Quality, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organization, State-licensed or Medicare-certified. This is also a key consideration for those who are looking for a safe and effective body contouring procedure in their hometown.
  • Make sure your plastic surgeon is qualified and experienced: Just as choosing accredited plastic surgery practice is critical, it is equally important to select a qualified plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedure you are considering. Find out if your plastic surgeon is from a center that is accredited by one of the recognized national certifying agencies. Such society memberships ensure that your surgeon is very well-trained and well-qualified for the procedure. The surgeon you choose should be able to explain the benefits as well as risks of the surgery to you, including the potential complications. This will help you take an informed decision.
  • Operating room safety and sanitation standards: While travelling abroad for cosmetic procedure, make sure that your plastic surgery center maintains all safety standards. This is very important because some countries providing cheap cosmetic surgery may not have experienced surgeons or may lack in room cleanliness, staff qualification, or emergency readiness. This would put you at greater risks of infection, poor cosmetic results, and other complications. Make sure the place you stay in after the procedure also has the amenities you need to recover safely post-op.
  • Travel time: Flying or driving for long hours is not advisable after a plastic surgery procedure. It can pose risks. For example, a person who undergone an out-of-town Brazilian butt surgery cannot travel long hours on a plane or drive for too long as their surgery results would be affected. The best option for the patient would be stay in town for at least a week to ten days after the Brazilian Butt Surgery, depending on the length of their flight (domestic vs. international).
    According a Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery report, the ASPS recommends postponing travel for five to seven days after plastic surgery procedures involving the body (such as liposuction and breast augmentation) and up to ten days for facial plastic surgery (including facelift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty, and certain laser treatments. So, if you intend to travel for a procedure, plan ahead as to where you will stay, make sure you are booked for an adequate number of days at the place, and importantly, if the facility is prepared to cater to your post-operative needs.
  • Consider risk of complications and follow-up care: Even if the procedure is performed under proper guidance, complications are a possibility and it would be a major problem if they happen after you reach home. For a procedure with a higher risk of complications, it may be advisable stay in the place where you had the procedure until you heal as travelling back again is not feasible. On the other hand, if a complication occurs after you return, you would have to be prepared to pay for a secondary or revision procedure in your hometown.
  • Language barriers: Good communication is important to enhance the surgical experience and take an informed decision. People who travel abroad for cosmetic procedures may face language barriers, which could pose a risk. Even if you find a qualified plastic surgeon overseas, but they and their staff cannot communicate with you, it can lead to major mishaps about your goals and aftercare. So communicate directly with the surgeon before you make your decision and evaluate your confidence in them.

ABCS notes that patients need to be better educated on the complications of aesthetic surgery, both domestically and abroad, so they can make the right decision. Hospitals and the health care industry need to also to take measures to encourage patients to seek cosmetic procedures domestically and reduce patient risk.

Mommy Makeover: An Increasingly Popular Body Contouring Option

Mommy MakeoverBody contouring in NYC includes a wide range of treatments to address different aesthetic concerns. One body contouring option that has become increasingly popular over the years is the mommy makeover which is intended to help mothers restore their pre-pregnancy body. This treatment is a blend of cosmetic procedures designed to make mothers feel comfortable with their bodies again and regain their self-confidence.

Pregnancy and childbirth changes a woman both physically and emotionally. Being a mother is a blessing and the happiest moment for all women; at the same time, you want your body back in shape. Physical changes after pregnancy and childbirth can be a concern, especially when even a healthy diet and exercise cannot address them effectively. The mommy makeover offers the solution to a woman’s post-pregnancy aesthetic issues.

According to a recent Florida Today report, the mommy makeover has gone mainstream, while it might have been taboo a couple of decades ago. The growing popularity of plastic surgery has turned many mothers to these body contouring options to enhance their looks.

The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that is designed to resolve several postpartum changes such as loss of breast volume, breast sag and loose skin, excess skin in the abdominal area, stubborn deposits of fat in various areas, stretch marks, and wrinkles. The treatments typically included in this package are: tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift and breast augmentation. NYC plastic surgeons utilize advanced techniques and technologies to perform these procedures and improve all areas of the body affected by pregnancy with minimal scarring, minimal discomfort and short downtime.

The most common areas of concern for many women are the tummy and the breasts. Tummy tuck surgery addresses excess fat and tightens the lax abdominal muscles to restore natural contour. It’s important that the patient is in reasonably good shape and has just excess skin and skin laxity.

A certain degree of size change and sagginess in the breasts is common with pregnancy. Mastopexy or breast lift surgery can treat uneven, sagging breasts and restore their youthful firmness and shape. Breast augmentation is a key element in the mommy makeover as it restores breast volume. Those who want to improve sagginess and also improve breast size may be recommended a breast lift combined with breast augmentation as part of their mommy makeover.

Liposuction treatment can address all problem areas with stubborn pockets of body fat such as the pelvic area, back, abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, knees, and arms. NYC plastic surgeons use advanced technologies such as Smartlipo, VASER lipo or BodyTite to perform liposuction.

If you are considering a mommy makeover, make sure that you are done with having children, because becoming pregnant again can compromise the results achieved. To achieve optimal outcomes, you need to prepare for your mommy makeover. Plastic surgery is not a weight loss option and you should maintain a healthy diet and exercise to lose your post-pregnancy weight. The healthier you are, the quicker and more comfortable your recovery is likely to be.

AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices that offer body contouring in NYC provide the mommy makeover. Choose a practice with well-qualified, experienced plastic surgeons. A professional surgeon will evaluate your health status and determine your candidature for the treatments you want. In leading practices, surgeons use 3D technology at the consultation to allow patients to visualize the outcome of their treatment and proceed with confidence.

Dr Christopher Chia to present on RFAL for Arm Tightening at 14th Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium

bodySCULPT®‘s leading plastic surgeon Dr Christopher Chia is a featured speaker at the prestigious 14th Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium being held June 6th-10th, 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dr. Chia’s presentation on radiofrequency assisted liposuction (RFAL) for arm tightening at this multi-specialty educational event will take place at 5.30 pm on Friday, June 8 in Tower 3.

Dr Chia has done extensive research in the area of radiofrequency assisted liposuction and has expertise in performing various body contouring procedures using this innovative technology. Working along with Dr. Spero Theodorou, founder and director of bodySCULPT®, Dr. Chia developed BodyTite™ on arms (ArmTite). InMode’s RFAL BodyTite handpiece deploys thermal energy into the fatty tissue via a cannula inserted beneath the skin to an electrode placed on the skin’s surface. This minimally invasive procedure eliminates unwanted fat and stimulates skin tightening to result in smooth, well-shaped arms.

Dr. Spero Theodorou also participated in the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference. On Wednesday, June 6, Dr. Theodorou and two other top physicians hosted a panel at the conference to unveil the new EmbraceRF procedure. A single, one-time procedure performed under local anesthesia, EmbraceRF combines two innovative radiofrequency-assisted modalities from InMode – Morpheus8 and FaceTite – to remove fat, treat superficial and deep tissues, and tighten the skin in the neck and jowls to provide a youthful appearance.

One of the three or four most attended aesthetic conferences in North America, the Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Symposium, attracts experts from specialties such as facial plastic surgery, oculoplastic surgery, dermatology, and plastic surgery. This year has the leading multi-specialty faculty ever assembled at one event, according to the organizers.

Dr. Spero Theodorou unveils new EmbraceRF Procedure at 14th Annual Vegas Cosmetic Surgery Conference

bodySCULPT®, based in Manhattan, NYC, is pleased to announce the launch of EmbraceRF, a breakthrough, one-time minimally invasive facial contouring solution from InMode. Leading NYC plastic surgeon and founder of bodySCULPT® Dr Spero Theodorou along with top physicians Drs Bruce Katz and Christopher Khorsandi, will host  a  panel  to  unveil  the  new  EmbraceRF  procedure  and  share  scientific  advances  and  techniques  at  the  14th  annual  Vegas  Cosmetic  Surgery  Conference on June 6th 2018. The conference is being held June 6-10, 2018 at the Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada. .

EmbraceRF combines two innovative modalities from InMode’s line of benchmark radiofrequency technologies – FaceTite and Morpheus8 – to provide impressive results for rejuvenating the lower face and neck.

The EmbraceRF technique was developed by Dr. Spero Theodorou of bodySCULPT and Dr. Paolo Rovatti with Inmode’s, proprietary technology Morpheus8 and FaceTite. Morpheus8 is FDA-approved for up to a depth of 4mm. FaceTite utilizes RFAL (Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis) to provide superior internal and external liposuction and strategic remodeling of the fibrous tissues. EmbraceRF provides surgical-quality results without scars or downtime.

As the only technology that allows subdermal adipose remodelling (SARD) of the face, EmbraceRF addresses a treatment gap in current modalities offered to patients. This  new  concept  of  facial  rejuvenation  can  only  be  performed consistently  and  safely  using  the  synergistic  combination  FaceTite  and  Morpheus8. This single, one-time procedure removes fat, treats both superficial and deep tissues, and tightens the skin in the neck and jowls, while retaining the youthful fullness of the face. It is ideal for anyone who has skin laxity with or without underlying fat concerns.

EmbraceRF  provides  physicians  and  patients  with  the  possibility  to  achieve  surgical-quality, permanent  results  in  a  45  minute  procedure  under  local  anesthesia  in  the  office.  With  only  a  down  time  of  48  hours,  or  a  long  weekend,  patients  can  return  to  their  daily  activities  quickly.

Physicians  can  visit  InMode  at  booth  #423  at the 14th annual  Vegas  Cosmetic  Surgery  Conference for  more  information.