Are You a Good Candidate For a Facelift?

good-candidate-for-a-faceliftAging, stress, heredity, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits can make you look older than you actually are. This can negatively impact your self-esteem and your confidence. Getting a facelift in New York City can dramatically rejuvenate your appearance by improving visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure can address mid-face sagging, lower eyelids creases, creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth (nasolabial folds), facial fat, jowls, and a double chin.

According to an Insider report, facial rejuvenation treatments are among the most requested cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. Up to 125,697 facelifts were performed in the US in 2017, with 96,438 standard facelifts and 29,259 mini facelifts. Another report published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) says that procedures such as the mini facelift, S-lift, neck lift, or endoscopic facelift have attracted the interest of patients who may have previously been intimidated by the concept of a surgical cosmetic procedure.

A facelift can be performed using minimally-invasive and surgical techniques. Today, conventional facelift surgery is competing with minimally-invasive techniques. Most people who have the surgery are over 40, although the surgery is performed on younger people if they are suitable candidates.

Although the procedure is relatively simple, not everyone is a suitable candidate. Before deciding to get a facelift, it’s important to check your candidature for the procedure. A facelift in New York City is an individualized procedure and you should only consider it if you need it for yourself and not to please someone else or to try to meet any sort of ideal image. In general, good candidates for a facelift include:

  • Individuals with good skin elasticity, a strong bone structure and loose skin on their face or neck
  • Healthy individuals who do not have medical conditions that impair healing
  • Nonsmokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and realistic expectations
  • The short scar face lift or mini facelift involves only a short incision below and behind the ear and improves the lower portion of the face. Younger patients with mild to moderate skin laxity are ideal candidates for this procedure.

You are not an ideal candidate if:

  • You take blood-thinning medications or supplements: Medications or supplements that thin the blood can affect your blood’s ability to clot and increase the risk of hematomas after surgery. These medications include blood thinners (Coumadin, Plavix, others), aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, fish oil and others. So if you wanted to undergo the procedure, meet your surgeon and discuss the medications you are taking.
  • If you have a history of repeated weight gain and loss which affect the shape of your face and condition of your skin, the outcome of the surgery may not be satisfactory or may be satisfactory for only a short time, according to Mayo Clinic.

After the treatment, it is essential to take care of your skin to enjoy smooth recovery and for long-lasting results. Of course, the operative technique and the skills and experience of the surgeon also matter when it comes to recovering smoothly after any cosmetic surgical procedure.

A new breakthrough facial contouring procedure called EmbraceRF is now available in leading NYC plastic surgery practices. Invented by an expert NYC plastic surgeon, the procedure allows for precise sculpting of the lower face and neck. This scarless facial contouring solution introduces the concept of subnormal adipose remodeling of the face by combining two proprietary InMode technologies: radiofrequency-assisted FaceTite and Morpheus8. It allows the physician to balance the amount of fat removed, molded, and retained and is ideal for patients in the treatment gap category – those who do not have bad enough skin for a facelift and good enough skin elasticity for liposuction.

If you are considering a facelift or EmbraceRF in NYC, choose an AAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that has plastic surgeons who are well-trained and experienced in performing these procedure. Undergoing the procedure in such plastic surgery practice is the best way to have a safe and successful outcome. Leading practices also offer non-invasive facial rejuvenation options such as laser lift and Kybella.

Considering Breast Augmentation? Know Your Options

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Spring is a time of rejuvenation. Women have breast augmentation in NYC and other plastic surgery procedures in spring to rejuvenate their bodies and look their best as they welcome summer, the time for beaches, bathing suits, sundresses, outdoor parties, and vacations.

Breast augmentation or augmentation mammoplasty is an ideal option for women who want fuller and perkier breasts, correct breasts that differ in size and shape, or restore breast volume and firmness lost due to excessive weight loss, pregnancy, aging, or other reasons. This procedure continues to be the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure among women across the globe.  It retained its position as the top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), up to 300,378 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2017, up 3 percent from 2016.

Leading plastic surgery practices offering breast augmentation in NYC offer two options: implant surgery and composite breast augmentation which combines implants and fat transfer. Women can choose the option that will work best to meet their aesthetic goals. Breast enhancement is also performed to reconstruct the breast following mastectomy.

Breast implant surgery is performed using various types of FDA approved implants, which are placed behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle. They also come in different sizes and shapes such as tear-drop, or round and with textured and smooth surfaces to fit any woman’s breasts and body type.

The types of breast implants, available at leading plastic surgery practices in NYC include:

  • Saline: These implants have a thin silicone outer shell that is filled with a saline solution or sterile salt water after placement in the breast pocket. Saline implants need only a small surgical incision to insert. They are available to women 18 years of age and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction. Saline implants are also used in revision surgeries, which correct or improve the result of an original surgery. If a saline implant breaks, the saline would be absorbed by the body.

However, the main drawbacks of saline implants are that they are more likely to ripple or fold within the implant pocket, and the edges may be visible underneath the skin’s surface, particularly in women with thin skin and / or little body fat.

  • Silicone: These implants come pre-filled with silicone gel, a medical-grade, viscous material which makes them look and feel more like natural breast tissue. They are meant for women aged 22 and older for breast augmentation and for breast reconstruction.

A study found that silicone breast implants remain preferred more than saline breast implants. According to the ASPS, silicone implants were used in 87% and saline implants in 13% of breast augmentations performed in 2017. This is because with silicone-gel breast implants, there is less wrinkling or rippling, and more importantly, they offer natural-looking outcomes.

  • Gummy bear: These are highly cohesive silicone gel implants, made of high-strength silicone gel. These form-stable implants maintain their shape even when cut in half. They are less likely to wrinkle, fold, or ripple. Moreover, as they are filled with thick silicone gel, chances for leakage are minimal. Besides breast enhancement, these cohesive gel implants are used in breast lift and revision augmentation procedures. The specific benefits that these implants offer include
    • Best possible proportions
    • Natural looking results
    • Minimal risk of capsular contracture
    • Less scar tissue
    • Increased longevity
    • Lower chances of leakage, rippling and rupture
  • IDEAL: A relatively new option, the IDEAL implant offers a natural feel along with the safety of saline inside. It comes with a series of implant shells nested together and have two separate chambers that are filled with saline. It is uniquely designed to reduce collapse and wrinkling, which cause rupture and deflation. With the structured IDEAL implant, there is no need of an MRI to detect rupture. Breakage is easily detected by just looking in the mirror and the saline is safely absorbed by the body. The key benefits of the IDEAL implant are as follows:
    • FDA approved implants for use with remarkable safety and efficiency
    • Innovative design arrived after years of research and testing
    • Edges are low and closer to the ribs thus enhancing the natural curve of the chest wall
    • Multi-layered implants provide better stability
    • No fear of capsular contracture and wrinkling.
    • No worry about risk of silent rupture
    • No inconvenience of MRI scans every 2 years
    • Available in a range of sizes

However, composite breast augmentation combines implants with fat transfer to provide a softer and more natural look and feel.

If you are looking for breast augmentation or any other plastic surgery in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices with surgeons who are experts in performing breast implant surgery. In such practices, you can expect the physicians to use 3D imaging in the consultation. These state-of-the-art platforms allow the surgeon to show you what you will look like after the procedure. You can try various implant options, preview the results, and take an informed decision.


How Does the Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure Work?

how-does-the-brazilian-butt-lift-procedure-workButtock augmentation has become a popular procedure among women who desire prominent, youthful-looking, curvy buttocks. The procedure owes much of its popularity to celebrity “belfies” which have flooded Instagram feeds. Today, women looking to enhance the appearance of their posterior have a new option – Brazilian butt lift in NYC. Unlike implant surgery where silicone implants are inserted into the buttocks, BBL adds volume and visual appeal to the buttocks using the patient’s own fat.

The Brazilian butt lift is a “dual-benefit” body contouring procedure. Fat is removed via liposuction from waist and other parts of the body which reshapes these areas, and is carefully injected into the gluteal region to enhance and improve its appearance. Buttock augmentation with autologous fat grafting, or gluteal lift (currently marketed as the “Brazilian butt lift in NYC”), is described as one of the most rapidly evolving and increasingly popular cosmetic surgical procedures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), buttock augmentation via fat grafting increased 10% in 2017 over the previous year.

Women considering the procedure should know and understand what BBL in NYC involves:

  • Candidate evaluation: According to NYC plastic surgeons, ideal candidates are those who are in good general health and have enough fat and an appropriate body type for fat harvesting, and make an effective change to the buttocks during transfer. The typical areas for fat harvesting include the axilla or arm pit, the mid back or bra rolls, flanks or love handles as well as the outer thighs, inner thighs, abdomen and other areas have been under consideration.
  • Marking for fat transfer: The surgeon will outline the area where the fat is to be injected using a surgical marker.
  • Administration of anesthesia: BBL can be performed under general and local anesthesia. The amount of fat that needs to be removed will determine the type of anesthesia you will receive. General anesthesia would required for larger areas of liposuction with more generous amounts of fat transfer. However, traditional BBL under general anesthesia can have devastating and even fatal consequences if the fat is injected into and below the muscle, either intentionally or unintentionally.

Fortunately, two plastic surgeons of bodySCULPT in NYC, Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia invented Brazilian butt lift under local anesthesia (BBLULA). Local anesthesia is the safer option because it presents minimal complications or risks for the patient. Extremely successful as a safer alternative to the traditional technique, BBLULA is a relatively short procedure that allows patients to remain awake throughout the procedure, heal faster, and get back quickly to their normal routine.

However, with local anesthesia, only smaller amounts of fat are injected at one time. Dr. Chia notes that many of their patients who have it done under local tolerate it so well that they return on multiple occasions to gradually increase their buttock size in stages. BBL under local anesthesia can be done safely, comfortably and with a shorter recovery time and at a lower cost because an anesthesiologist, extra nursing staff and excess operating room costs are avoided. Patients can work with their surgeon to determine the type of anesthesia that will work best for them.

  • Preparing the harvest site and the buttocks for surgery: The harvest site is the area from which the fat will be removed via liposuction. Both the harvesting site and buttocks will be cleaned and disinfected. Disinfecting these areas reduces the risks of infection.
  • Liposuction is performed to harvest the fat: The fat harvesting procedure involves tumescent liposuction to provide local anesthesia to large volumes of subcutaneous fat. A saline medium is first injected into the site to deliver the medications to numb the area, and minimize bleeding and bruising. Expert plastic surgeons use advanced energy assisted methods of liposuction such as ultrasound assisted VASER High Definition Lipo that allow for smoother and easier extraction of fat with lesser trauma and minimal bruising.

AccuTite: A New and Effective Option for Axillary Fat Removal

The size of a woman’s breasts is determined by fatty tissue. Genetics or weight gain can cause this fatty tissue to develop beyond the normal location of the breasts, particularly in the area of the armpits or the axilla. AccuTite in NYC is an innovative minimally-invasive office-based procedure that can remove armpit fat without surgery.

AccuTite delivers precision heating with Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) technology. This is the smallest RFAL technology that ensures focal contraction without excisional surgery. This non-surgical option comes with benefits such as:

  • No scalpel
  • No incisions
  • Precise pinpoint heating
  • Done under local anesthesia
  • Minimal bruising, swelling, and pain
  • Little to no downtime

AccuTite can be used in conjunction with the subdermal adipose remodeling device Morpheus8 for axillary fat removal. Morpheus8 can successfully to treat and provide significant improvement in tightening and lifting loose upper arm skin. Morpheus and AccuTite together can remove armpit fat with little to no downtime.

Patients can go home soon after the procedure and resume routine activities within a short time.  Some bruising and numbness are to be expected, but will subside soon. Wearing a compression garment for a few weeks will help with healing. Improvement in contour may be seen immediately, but improve gradually over a few months.

The AccuTite procedure can be done in an office setting, in less than 15 minutes. In addition to the axilla, this simple, safe, and focused RFAL treatment can effectively treat areas such as the brow, peri-orbital, nasolabial folds, lower face, neck, upper arms, hands, inner thighs, knees, and abdomen (abdominal etching).

Along with faster recovery and minimal downtime, another advantage of this technology is that it provides great skin tightening effects. Recent studies have shown that RFAL technologies have greater potential for skin tightening than any other FDA-approved invasive or non-invasive skin tightening device on today’s market. A prime example of this is BodyTite in NYC – a breakthrough body remodeling procedure that can eliminate stubborn fat and remove cellulite, while simultaneously re-contouring and firming the body.

AccuTite in NYC is available only in select AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery centers in NYC. Watch this video of Dr. Theodorou performing Axilla fat removal procedure using AccuTite on a patient.

Global Breast Reconstruction and Augmentation Market – Forecast to 2023


More and more women are opting to have breast augmentation in NYC to enhance breast volume and contour, to correct asymmetry, and for breast reconstruction after mastectomy. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation retained its position as the top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017 and up to 300,378 procedures were performed that year. Breast augmentation in New York City is performed using FDA-approved implants.

Market Research Future provided a comprehensive assessment of the breast augmentation implants market recently, which includes qualitative and quantitative insights, historical and forecasted data, and competitor and regional analysis from 2018 to 2023. According to the report, the primary customer base for breast augmentation procedures include women belonging to middle- and high-income families. The World Bank estimates that the global annual disposable income per capita for women is expected to increase at a CAGR of approximately 6% over the forecast period, which will drive the expansion of the breast implants market globally.

Factors driving the growth of the breast implants market and breast augmentation procedures in populations across the world include:

  • Rising demand for beauty treatments and anti-aging related cosmetic procedures
  • Increased focus on physical appearance
  • Development of new breast implants
  • Increased availability of favorable cohesive silicone breast implants

The rise in the prevalence of breast cancer and the availability of wide range options for breast implants are also fuelling the market’s growth. According to, nearly 266,120 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. in 2018, along with 63,960 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Breast reconstruction is surgery to create a new breast shape or mound. It involves using autologous tissue or prosthetic material to construct a natural-looking breast. Often, this includes the reformation of a natural-looking areola and nipple.

The global breast reconstruction & augmentation market is segmented based on type, product type, end user, and region.

On the type basis, the market is segmented into

  • Implant reconstruction
  • Autologous or “flap” reconstruction

On the basis of product type, the market is segmented into

  • Silicone
  • Saline

These breast implants come in different sizes and shapes in the market, and the most appropriate one is chosen in keeping with the patient’s requirements. If the implant leaks or ruptures at some point of time, then it must be replaced. According to the ASPS, silicone implants were used in 87%, and saline implants in 13% of all breast augmentations performed in 2017. Silicone-gel breast implants are popular as they involve less wrinkling or rippling, and offer natural-looking outcomes.

On the basis of end user, the market is segmented into

  • Hospitals & clinics
  • Ambulatory surgical centers
  • Cosmetic surgery centers and others

The report analyzes product capacity, production, value, consumption, market share, and growth opportunity in key regions such as America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. According to the report, the Americas account for the largest regional market owing to the increasing number of cosmetic procedures performed annually, rising number of clinics, and the wide availability of skilled specialists. A number of players are focusing on research and development to incorporate various new technologies to overcome issues associated with existing implants. Europe is anticipated to be the second largest market for breast implants during the forecast period. The Asia-Pacific region is expected to exhibit high growth owing to the reduced cost of implantation procedures.

Some of the key players in the global breast reconstruction & augmentation market are Allergan Inc, Sientra Inc, GC Aesthetics, Mentor Worldwide LLC (Part of Johnson & Johnson), Establishment Labs, Polytech Health & Aesthetics GmbH (Deutsche Beteiligungs AG), Groupe Sebbin SAS, HansBiomed Co. Ltd, Laboratoires Arion, Cereplas, Ideal Implant Inc, Shanghai Kangning Medical Supplies Ltd, Guangzhou Wanhe Plastic Materials Co. Ltd and others.

Watch bodySCULPT Surgeons Performing Live Surgery at the Aston Baker Global Aesthetic Symposium

bodySCULPT® plastic surgeons Dr Christopher T. Chia and Dr. Spero Theodorou will be operating live at the first ever Aston Baker Cutting Edge Global Aesthetic Symposium to be held from March 30 – 31, 2019 in Bogota, Colombia. Titled “It’s Just Surgery – Advanced Body Sculpting”, “this symposium will witness bodySCULPT surgeons along with other U.S. and international surgeons performing live surgery from different operating rooms. This program is designed for high impact learning through direct visualization of live surgery via live-stream technology on the internet.

Live Surgery

According to the organizers, viewers can expect the same high-level educational experience and state-of-the-art plastic surgery innovation they have experienced over the years from the Aston Baker Cutting Edge meeting in New York City. Various surgical procedures will be simultaneously live-streamed around the world from the four operating rooms directly to viewers’ phone, tablet, or computer.

Dr. Sherrell J. Aston and Dr. Daniel C. Baker will be serving as Course Chairmen and moderating the symposium. These doctors have brought together an outstanding faculty of renowned experts who are recognized worldwide as the innovators and developers of the most advanced techniques for operating live.

bodySCULPT plastic surgeons Dr. Spero J. Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia are widely acclaimed for their surgical expertise and are continuing to provide result-oriented cosmetic surgery procedures. An international figure in the field of plastic surgery, Dr. Theodorou is a widely commended expert on emerging technologies in body contouring and inventor of the non-excisional arm lift. Dr. Chia is a renowned plastic surgeon known for his excellent research and publications in body contouring, and also as the inventor of the Brazilian Butt Lift under Local Anesthesia (BBLULA).

On the first day from 8 am to 1 pm, Dr. Theodorou will be performing the following live procedures from Room 4:

  • Medial Thigh Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction-tightening Tiger Land
  • Safe Autologous Fat Grafting of Buttocks-Local Anesthesia (BBLULA)

And on the second day, during the morning session from 8 am to 1 pm, Dr. Theodorou will be operating along with Dr. Chia. You can watch the following procedures live:

  • Arm Sculpting with Radio-Frequency Assisted Liposuction Arms-A New Paradigm under local anesthesia
  • KANKLES: Sculpting Calves and Ankles made easy
  • Awake Radiofrequency Assisted Liposuction for Gynecomastia correction

What Are the Benefits of Live-streaming Surgery?

Doctors from all over the globe will have access to the best training and the brightest minds in cosmetic surgery. Experts will show their cutting-edge techniques and procedures for all to see. Advantages are:

  • Speed: The fastest and most efficient method of information transfer is through real-time watching of surgical operative cases. You only need a high-speed internet connection.
  • Methodology: A Live explanation of steps, techniques and surgical reasoning, enables an instantaneous and accurate transfer of information in the latest state-of-the-art medium that has become the second-best option after hands-on practice.
  • Education: Surgeons viewing the procedures can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits in the comfort of their home, office or on the go while learning the latest in advanced body contouring.
  • Expense: Travel expenses involved in visiting physical locations for a meeting are now redundant. Live-streaming surgery is the most efficient way to transfer information in the shortest amount of time. You don’t have to spend time away from your office either.

This event will provide an exclusive and exceptional educational experience for surgeons who want to take their practice to the next level with the fastest and most efficient method of information transfer through real-time observation of surgical operative cases. Live case demonstration as an innovative tool from standard practice is an important means of improving surgical care and needs to be shared. Through live broadcast, practitioners and scientists can experience a surgical procedure in real time and even ask questions to the surgeon without being physically present in the operating room. So, be ready for this unique event.

bodySCULPT® Surgeons to Speak at the 22nd Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery™ and Medicine Meeting

Dr. Christopher Chia and Dr. Spero J. Theodorou, bodySCULPT plastic surgeons will participate and speak at the 22nd Annual Dallas Cosmetic Surgery™ and Medicine Meeting scheduled to be held on March 20 and March 21, 2019 at the Westin Galleria Dallas, Dallas. The Dallas Cosmetic Meeting brings together a world-class faculty and the program includes presentations, live demonstrations, panel discussions, pre-recorded video, and Q&A sessions with audience participation. The meeting aims to instruct physicians and residents on how to achieve safe and reproducible aesthetic results.

Cosmetic Surgery

On the first day, March 20, 2019, the focus will be on cosmetic medicine and attendees can benefit from exposure to new technology and patient safety in lasers, non-invasive fat removal, skin tightening, and dermal fillers among other topics. Dr. Chia would speak on the following topics:

  • Body Contouring/Skin Tightening: “Non-Invasive Rejuvenation – Where it Works Best and Why” – 8:00 – 8:20 am
  • Minimally Invasive Approaches in Body Contouring: “What Is the Next Revolution in Body Contouring” – 9:30 – 9:55 am

The Dallas Cosmetic Meeting is designed for board-certified physicians who are interested in learning the latest techniques and advances in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, as well as breast and body contouring surgery. It will highlight new innovations and technology in a variety of topics including skin tightening and non-invasive fat removal, lasers and skin discussions featuring approaches to scars and tattoos, fillers and neuromodulators, combination therapies, practice management, social media and much more. The spotlight will be on controversies and innovations in facial, breast and body contouring procedures including the use of fat for augmenting the face, breasts and buttocks.

The target audience expected to attend this meeting includes:

  • Plastic Surgeons
  • Facial Plastic Surgeons
  • Otolaryngologists
  • Oculoplastic Surgeons
  • Dermatologists
  • Non-physician Providers (registered nurses, physicians’ assistants, nurse practitioners, skincare aestheticians, injectors) – working in the office of a board-certified physician in the specified areas

The major purpose and content of this meeting includes:

  • Attendees will become familiar with the latest techniques and advances in cosmetic medicine.
  • The focus will be on controversies and advances in face, breast and body contouring procedures.
  • Interactive discussions will concentrate on surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation and autologous fat grafting.
  • Attendees will be able to view demonstrations of the latest injectables and technology.
  • The cadaver lab will include one-on-one instruction from leading cosmetic surgeons presenting cutting-edge techniques.

Dr. Chia will be present in various panels, including a live Instagram session along with other renowned plastic surgeons.

Global Cosmetic Surgery and Procedure Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecast

Cosmetic SurgeryA growing number of men and women are opting to have body contouring in NYC to get rid of excess fat deposits that persist even after strenuous dieting and exercise. There is a wide variety of cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures for the enhancement or reshaping of various body structures or parts. Popular treatments include breast enhancement, facial contouring, facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and skin rejuvenation.

Today, cosmetic surgery is widely accepted, with people wanting to reduce the impact of aging, and look young and energetic. New market research shows that the growing desire to enhance appearance and improve self-confidence is the major factor driving the demand for cosmetic surgery, leading to the growth of global cosmetic surgery market worldwide. A recent market research report titled “Cosmetic Surgery and Procedure Market Analysis By Type (Surgical, Nonsurgical), Region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa), Size share, Trend Analysis And Forecast Up To 2024” report from Axiom Market Research & Consulting predicts that the global cosmetic surgery and procedure market will grow with a CAGR of 7% over the forecast period 2019-2024.

According to another report from Persistence Market Research, the global cosmetic procedures market is anticipated to witness significant market valuation and a robust growth rate during the period of assessment 2017-2025. The report notes that the global cosmetic procedures market, which was valued at US$ 27 billion in 2016, is expected to reach US$ 51.6 billion by the end of 2025, growing at a robust CAGR of 7.5% throughout the period of forecast. The report identifies the factors driving the growth of the cosmetic surgery and procedure market as:

  • Rising trend of medical tourism
  • Higher adoption of cosmetic procedures, especially in the emerging economies
  • Rising prevalence of skin disorders that offer lucrative opportunities to adopt various laser surgical treatments
  • Growing innovations in the medical field

The Axiom MRC report categorizes the market based on type, region, and top key players. On the basis of type, the market is segmented into Surgical and Non-surgical Procedures. According to the report, the global cosmetic surgery and procedures market is dominated by surgical procedures. The global surgical procedures accounted for more than 60% of market share in 2017 and are anticipated to grow CAGR 7.0% during the forecast period 2019 to 2024. The major surgical procedures that included in the study are breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, eyelid surgery, and breast lift. The report points out that eyelid surgery and tummy tuck surgery are witnessing huge demand in emerging economies in the Asia Pacific region.

The study notes that growing demand for liposuction and breast augmentation is one among the major factors leading to growth of cosmetic surgeries market. Liposuction is the gold standard for removing stubborn, unwanted fat pockets and according the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), liposuction ranked second among the five top procedures in 2017, a 5% increase from 2016.

Similar to the demand for cosmetic surgical procedures, nonsurgical procedures are also growing in popularity as they are more accessible and affordable. Botulinum toxin (BTX) was found to account for the largest market share, that is, more than 40% in 2017. However, dermal fillers are expected to register the fastest growth during the forecast period 2019 to 2024. The report highlights a new trend – the use of augmented reality (AR) in plastic surgery operations.

Geographically, the Axiom MRC market research report segments the the global cosmetic surgery and procedure market into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa. North America comprises U.S., Canada, and Mexico and Europe primarily covers Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Rest of Europe. The key players in the market are listed as Allergan plc, Merz Pharma, Nestle, Cutera, Cynosure Inc, Ipsen, Sientra Inc., Alma Lasers, Johnson & Johnson, Sinclair IS Pharma, Lumenis, Invasix Aesthetic Solutions, and Syneron Medicals among others.

Brazilian Butt Lift Surgery – Maximizing Fat Survival

Brazilian Butt LiftThe popularity of butt augmentation has soared in recent years with celebrity social media photos making a bigger, curvy derriere a much-sought-after attribute among women. Today, there are two options to choose from: butt enhancement using implants and the Brazilian butt lift (BBL). Performed by specially trained and skilled plastic surgeons, Brazilian butt lift surgery in New York City is a minimally invasive procedure involves using the patient’s own fat to provide natural looking results with minimal side effects and recovery time. However, though BBL has gained wide acceptance, prospective patients have many concerns about the procedure. One question that patients asked surgeons on RealSelf relates to how much fat would be needed for the augmentation and how to help the fat survive.

Brazilian butt augmentation in New York City has become a favored option among women who don’t want implants and desire natural looking results. The procedure involves liposuction to extract fat from one area of the patient’s body and injecting purified fat cells into the buttocks to provide the desired results. According to expert plastic surgeons, the volume of fat needed would depend on your size and your desired goal as determined by the amount of fat you have to “donate”. This means that you should have enough fat and an appropriate body type in order to be able to harvest enough fat, in order to make an effective change to the buttocks during transfer. Techniques have really evolved during the last several years and now even small patients who are slim may still have enough fat in certain places to achieve effective BBL results.

Typical fat donor sites include the arm pit, the mid back or bra rolls, flanks or love handles, the outer thighs, inner thighs, and abdomen. According to Dr. Christopher Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC, an important element of BBL is the reshaping of the “precycle area” – small of the back area just under the curvature of the top of the buttocks. Removing unwanted fat from this region would really decrease waist size and enhance the projection of the buttocks even before the fat is injected.

To meet their aesthetic goals, patients should discuss the question of how much fat would be needed for their augmentation with their plastic surgeon in an in-person consultation beforehand. In general, Brazilian butt surgery requires a good amount of fat in the order of several hundred CCs or even more per buttock, says Dr. Chia.

The survivability of the fat cells is another concern. While a skilled surgeon will carefully extract and transfer the fat to buttocks, not all of this fat will survive. As a result, the surgeon may opt to overfill the buttocks with fat by a certain percentage, another matter that patients should discuss at the consultation. Overfilling of the buttocks with fat combined with the post-operative swelling will make the shape and volume of the buttocks to appear quite enhanced in the early post-op phase. To maximize the survivability of the graft, patients should minimize the amount of pressure or sitting or time in the early several weeks postop. Once the fat cells develop and mature weeks to months, the fat will last several years or longer.

On RealSelf, one expert surgeon advises not putting pressure on the fat graft for a period of 3 weeks. For the fat graft to survive, the blood supply must reach the fat graft before it runs out of nutrients and the blood vessels must get incorporated into the graft successfully. The fat graft, blood supply, and surrounding tissues must be knit together successfully by the extracellular matrix. The final results of BBL are seen approximately 6 months after the treatment. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is also important for long-lasting results.

BBL under local anesthesia (BBLULA) is a safer alternative to traditional BBL. Invented by bodySCULPT surgeons Dr Chia and Dr. Spero Theodorou, this technique allows a small to moderate size BBL to be performed using local anesthesia. BBLULA is an ideal option for patients who want subtle results as it is a relatively short procedure with a very short recuperation time and a quicker return back to normal activity.

If you are considering Brazilian butt augmentation in Manhattan, NYC, consult a plastic surgeon in an AAAASF-accredited practice who is experienced in performing the procedure under both general anesthesia and local anesthesia. For the right candidate, BBL can provide a tremendous transformation.

Does a Brazilian Butt Lift Leave Noticeable Scars?

Brazilian Butt LiftThe obsession to get a full, curvy bottom is leading many women to have Brazilian Butt Lift in NYC. The only FDA approved butt injection procedure, BBL involves using your own fat instead of implants to enhance the buttocks. While BBL has exploded in popularity over recent years, many prospective patients are hesitant to have the procedure because of concerns about permanent post-surgical scars. Fortunately, skilled plastic surgeons who have years of experience in successfully performing BBL can provide attractive outcomes with minimal scarring. They use various methods to minimize or eliminate scars left by this body contouring procedure.

If BBL is performed by a person who has no medical background and using materials that are not FDA approved it can lead to scarring, hardened scar tissue, and several health risks and complications. These problems may not appear until many years after the procedure. So if you are considering BBL surgery in New York City, do your research well and choose a skilled plastic surgeon who is well-trained in the procedure. Experts perform BBL using advanced techniques and very small incisions that would be virtually unnoticeable once they have healed. Scars would be hardly visible.

Buttock augmentation with 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, reducing it down to a fraction of that which was originally extracted. Finally, the refined fat is transferred to the buttocks. Skilled surgeons balance fat removal and addition is a way as to maximize the body’s natural curves. When performed by an expert, BBL surgery results in a curvy, well-shaped butt.

On the RealSelf forum, one plastic surgeon points out that incisions made to harvest the fat cells with liposuction would be less than 1/2 cm and that they are placed in such area where they will be hidden by the underwear/swimwear. The incisions to transfer the fat are placed in the “internal face of the gluteus”, and will remain invisible to the eye. Another surgeon explains that visible scars are more likely when a large liposuction cannula is used in patients who have darkly pigmented skin.

NYC plastic surgeons perform BBL under local anesthesia, an innovative and safe procedure that involves minimally-invasive liposuction performed using a small cannula. The incisions made for buttock augmentation with fat grafting are extremely small and typically placed in areas where they can’t be seen. Once these incisions have healed, the scars would be hardly noticeable.

The Aesthetic Channel reported on a study which found that combining BBL with cellulite treatment prevents indented scarring, and according to the report, the procedure is considered a “patient-pleaser” as it provides superior aesthetic results.

Plastic surgeons offering Brazilian butt augmentation in Manhattan, NYC, provide patients with precise post-op instructions on how to avoid scarring and other side effects. However, every patient is unique and some may heal differently from others. There are some cases where a patient’s skin type or color causes slightly more visible effects from the surgery. In such situations, ask your surgeon if he could fix those scarring problems to further enhance the aesthetics of the completed lift procedure.

If you are considering BBL surgery in New York City, consider choosing an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice offers the procedure under local anesthesia for safer treatment and optimal results with hardly any scarring. BBL under local anesthesia (BBLULA) is a relatively new concept invented by leading NYC plastic surgeons Dr. Spero Theodorou and Dr. Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT®.