Paula Abdul Opens Up about Cosmetic Procedures she had Ahead of Las Vegas Residency

Singer, dancer, choreographer and pop legend Paula Abdul’s made news recently with her admission about having cosmetic surgery. She is set to kick off the second leg of her Forever Your Girl Las Vegas residency on October 22. Appearing on “The Wendy Williams Show” on October 3, Paula openly talked about the procedures she had when the host praised her for “never” aging. The 57-year-old singer admitted to having aesthetic treatment because she wanted a “little sleeker jawline” before launching her Las Vegas residency. InMode’s minimally-invasive BodyTite/FaceTite technology helped her achieve her goals. In fact, Paula has been roped in as brand ambassador for InMode in August.

“Women of our age, we start really looking for aesthetic treatments that resonate with you. I was thinking, I’m going to have my residency, I want to do something but I wasn’t ready to have the big incisions or any face lift,” Paula said on The Wendy Williams show.

After hearing about InMode’s minimally-invasive and no scar procedures, she decided to give it a try. The BodyTite system proved the ideal option to sculpt and remodel Paula’s arms while EmbraceRF that combines two powerful InMode technologies, FaceTite and Morpheus8, addressed her lower face, jawline and neck. Paula said that what she loved about InMode’s technology is it’s minimally invasive and involves no visible scars and no big incisions.

Her host’s remark, “I don’t see anything, except a flat neck” confirm the successful outcomes.

Unlike more extensive cosmetic surgery, which requires general anesthesia, InMode’s minimally-invasive radiofrequency assisted procedures need only local anesthesia. Paula said she was given an Ativan, an anti-anxiety medication and that her procedure took an hour, maybe less. Downtime was minimal too – she was “walking around two or three days later”, she told the show’s host.

At age 57, Paula looks as good as some women half her age and has the physique to show it. Though she is very physically active and keeps fit with her workout routine that includes a lot of stretching and back and core work, she acknowledges the aging effects that gravity can have on the body. InMode’s technology proved the right option to address age-related aesthetic concerns in her arms, lower face, jawline and neck.

Excited by her results, Paula wants to share what the BodyTite/FaceTite procedure did for her and can do for others. She said, ”I am proud to get the word out about what InMode’s amazing technology in face and body rejuvenation can do for people like me who notice the inevitable effects of natural aging. While maintaining a healthy lifestyle of fitness and skincare routines, I still wanted more definition and tighter, firmer skin at my jawline and arms – and InMode’s BodyTite and FaceTite helped me restore a sleeker, more youthful look without invasive cosmetic surgery. I am very pleased with the results!”

Plastic surgeon Spero Theodorou, MD of bodySCULPT in NYC who is also InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, noted that Paula was an excellent choice as InMode’s brand ambassador.

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Leading NYC plastic surgeons Drs. Spero Theodorou and Christopher T. Chia of bodySCULPT in NYC invented BodyTite on Arms, a scarless arm lift procedure. This is an innovative RF technique used to enhance the contour of your arms under local anesthesia to tighten and remove the excess skin under the arms, without leaving any scars. Dr Theodorou also developed EmbraceRF, a unique one-time facial rejuvenation solution effectively treats skin laxity and excess fat accumulation in the face and neck area.

RealSelf Reports rise in Wedding-Related Cosmetic Procedures in 2019

RealSelf Reports rise in Wedding-Related Cosmetic Procedures in 2019

For many people, presenting an attractive, positive self-image is the best possible way to boost confidence. Reputable plastic surgery centers in the US offer a wide variety of safe and effective aesthetic treatments. This has made body contouring in NYC a popular option for men and women. People also rely on experts to help them look their best on special occasions. A new report from RealSelf reveals that more people are getting cosmetic procedures as part of their wedding preparation, with wedding-related reviews up 30 percent in 2019.

The analysis was based on the reviews that mention “wedding” or “getting married” that were posted on the RealSelf site between March 1, 2018 to February 28, 2019 and the previous 12 months, March 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.

According to the report, reviews for nonsurgical treatments in particular are on the rise, making up 46% of all wedding-related reviews posted on RealSelf over the past 12 months. This is an increase of 10% compared to a year earlier, when surgical procedures accounted for higher percentage of reviews (64%) compared to nonsurgical ones (36%). The report lists the top three most reviewed nonsurgical treatments I 2019 as:

  • Nonsurgical Fat Reduction (23%)
  • Toxins (15%)
  • Injectable Fillers (14.15%)

The new data also reveals which general categories of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are the most popular among pre-wedding patients. Nonsurgical fat reduction (which includes treatments like Kybella, SculpSure, CoolSculpting, and Emsculpt) ranked first for the second consecutive year, accounting for 23 percent of all nonsurgical pre-wedding treatment reviews posted on RealSelf during the last 12 months. Orthodontics, which includes teeth-straightening treatments, had ranked No. 2 in 2018, but did not figure in the list this year. The analysis did not segment reviews based on gender, age, or location.

Kybella is the latest cosmetic treatment for a double chin or submental fullness. The first and only FDA-approved double-chin injectable treatment, KYBELLA can address this concern without surgery. KYBELLA contains synthetic deoxycholic acid, a naturally occurring molecule in the body that promotes the breakdown and absorption of dietary fat. When injected into the fat beneath the chin, KYBELLA destroys the fat cells. This results in a noticeable reduction in submental fullness and leads to an improved chin profile. Performed by skilled surgeons, KYBELLA double chin treatment in NYC offers patients the same advantages as surgery but without the scarring and lengthy recovery time. CoolSculpting, another popular nonsurgical body contouring option eliminates unwanted fat by freezing it.

Talking about the surge in nonsurgical treatments, RealSelf chief brand and marketing officer Jani Strand said, “Technology is making it easier and less expensive to feel our most confident. New nonsurgical treatments create options for people who want meaningful results but don’t want the downtime or expense of surgery, and RealSelf makes the information about them accessible to anyone, anywhere. No appointment necessary.”

The 2019 Wedding Trends report also lists the top 5 most reviewed cosmetic treatments. Breast augmentation and rhinoplasty share the top spot of surgical treatments reviewed before weddings, together accounting for 14% of all wedding-related reviews posted on RealSelf over the last 12 months. Breast augmentation ranked first in both 2018 and 2019, while rhinoplasty’s rank rose from No. 5 in 2018 to No. 1 in 2019.T

The Brazilian butt lift, another popular cosmetic surgical procedure, was the third most reviewed cosmetic treatment in 2019. The Brazilian butt lift (BBL) in NYC is a customized procedure that improves the appearance of a woman’s buttocks using her own fat. The latest annual statistics report of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that the popularity of buttock augmentation with fat grafting grew by 19% from 2017, with a total of 24,099 procedures performed in 2018.

According to a RealSelf Chief Medical Officer Dr. Lara Devgan, “Cosmetic interventions are real medical procedures that require serious thought and consideration. While a major life event such as a wedding might motivate a patient to move forward with a procedure, that individual has likely been contemplating and researching for months or even years leading up to that point.”

Men and women planning body contouring in NYC before the wedding season should choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that provides the service of expert plastic surgeons. The right surgeon will provide the right guidance and recommend the best solutions to help patients achieve their goals.

Optimas and Triton – 2 Innovative Technologies for Professional-grade Aesthetic Procedures

bodySCULPT®, based in Manhattan, NYC, has added two innovative technologies, Optimas and Triton from InMode to provide professional-grade aesthetic procedures. InMode’s technological advancements are the new standard for aesthetic medicine, specifically in the radiofrequency and laser market. They have been launching and shaping the industry by developing state-of-the-art light, laser and radiofrequency devices.

InMode’s Optimas is an innovative, complete beauty suite that provides safe and effective body contouring solutions for men and women who want to improve their appearance. It’s a suite of technologies that enables the plastic surgeon to offer a wide variety of procedures from one efficient platform. Optimas provides the most in-demand procedures for patients combining state-of-the-art laser, light and radiofrequency with clear results and no downtime. The key features of Optimas are:

  • All in one platform
  • Ability to do skin tightening, RF resurfacing, toning, color, and hair with one device
  • Most RF ablative devices are standalone
  • Increased patient comfort with advanced cooling

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This InMode platform features several hand pieces, each designed to provide the exact solution for specific aesthetic issues. The different hand pieces are:

  • FRACTORA is an advanced fractional radiofrequency skin resurfacing and subdermal tissue coagulation device that helps in reducing deep wrinkles, improving skin tone and texture, and visibly enhancing the skin’s appearance.
  • FORMA is the first auto-adjusting, non-invasive thermal skin treatment for deep and uniform tissue stimulation that uses radiofrequency power to provide a comfortable thermal experience with immediate and subsequent contraction that helps to make you look years younger.
  • DIOLAZEXL: This is an ultra-fast Gold Standard diode laser hair removal device that removes unwanted hair painlessly.
  • LUMECCA: Being one of the industry’s strongest intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments, this is a breakthrough treatment that harnesses the full power of an IPL photofacial in 1-2 sessions. The procedure improves the appearance of aging skin and corrects pigmentation irregularities to rejuvenate the skin, improve skin tone and reduce cellulite.
  • VASCULAZE: This treatment can help alleviate a wide variety of facial and leg vein issues using a laser that specifically targets the blood vessel causing it to blemish. It is optimized to pinpoint the vein/vein network so that the treatments are safe and precise.
  • MORPHEUS8: The first full body fractionated technology, Morpheus8 provides radiofrequency heat to mold the underlying fat and morph the aging facial features into a more youthful appearance. Morpheus8 is a new subdermal adipose remodeling device (SARD) that fractionally remodels and contours the face and body.

Another innovative aesthetic procedure for hair removal treatment available at bodySCULPT® is Triton from InMode. Being the fast and reliable, best-in-class laser device, Triton combines three powerful laser wavelengths on one platform, allowing practitioners to address all skin types and tones. It is the first and only high power laser to offer concurrent multi-wavelength hair removal firing, with simultaneous emissions of Alexandrite, Diode, and Nd:YAG wavelengths.

In the past, lasers had to reduce peak power or increase pulse width to reduce the risk for post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) in darker skin types. Now with Triton, high power and a blend of wavelengths are optimized to make this the ultimate system for hair removal. Moreover, hair at deeper depths as well as newly emerging hair can be simultaneously treated. This innovative feature makes Triton the best hair removal option for any clinic, enabling the treatment of all hair and skin types without compromising safety or effectiveness.
 
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The two hand pieces of Triton are:

  • Triton Duo Light is more effective for light and fine hair, but can be optimized for all skin types, all hair colors and hair thicknesses. It uses the 755 nm Alexandrite and 810 nm Diode laser wavelengths.
  • Triton Duo Dark is highly effective and safe for dark skin. It uses the 810 nm Diode and 1064 nm Nd:YAG wavelengths.

Triton is so popular because a very high percentage of hair can be permanently removed with the three major laser wavelengths present on one device. This device has a very large spot size and moves quickly along the skin, allowing quick treatment.

However, there are certain aspects to consider before you choose any of these aesthetic technologies. Do your research well, when considering any aesthetic procedure. Choosing an AAAASF-accredited practice is important as this would ensure adherence to strict national standards for equipment, operating room safety, personnel and surgeon credentials. You should educate yourself about patient safety and also learn how to make a smart choice about the facility where the procedure will be performed.

Recent Poll Finds Cosmetic Procedures Enhance Well-being

The demand for body contouring in NYC has been growing in recent years. More and more men and women are having minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures to reshape their body and enhance their appearance. But it seems that it’s not just about looking good. United Press International recently reported on a new survey which found that people who choose minimally invasive cosmetic procedures do so because they want to feel good, not just look good. The results of the poll were published online on August 15 in JAMA Dermatology.

To researchers surveyed about 500 adult patients in the U.S., most of whom were white middle-aged women. The patients had undergone some kind of relatively non-invasive cosmetic procedure between 2016 and 2017. The poll found that the key driving force for choosing cosmetic procedures is a personal desire to feel happy and confident with better quality life. The results of the survey are as follows:

  • Nearly seven in 10 of the respondents said they chose the procedure to improve their psychological well-being.
  • Over 50 percent of the respondents also wanted to protect their health, boost their confidence levels in a social setting, or look “professional” at work.Cosmetic Procedures

The author of the study noted, “Patients’ motivations for cosmetic procedures are not trivial, and those who get such treatments are sensible, normal people who are not just obsessed with their appearance. They have a range of motivations.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, up to 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2017 that is a 2 percent increase over 2016. The report showed a rising interest in minimally-invasive and non-invasive procedures, that is minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures have increased nearly 200% since 2000, showing that Americans are turning to new and innovative ways to shape their bodies.

The study author points out that today’s advancements in technology and the new techniques invented by dermatologists have also increased the demand for minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures. Unlike traditional plastic surgery procedures, these procedures provide many of the benefits as conventional procedures, but without the risk, scars, and downtime. The researchers reported that newer procedures accounted for the most of the more than 7 million aesthetic services performed by U.S. dermatologists in 2016.

Non-invasive cosmetic procedures do not break the skin and are applied on the top of the skin, whereas minimally invasive cosmetic procedures may break the skin, but not as much traditional cosmetic procedures do. For example, filler and neuro-modular injections are used to address the sagging aging face while reducing lines and wrinkles, and liposuction is used simultaneously to suction off excess fat through tiny incisions.

The patients who were polled for the survey had undergone a wide variety of non-invasive procedures including laser and light treatments for brown spots, blood vessels, wrinkle reduction, scar treatment and hair removal; chemical peels, non-surgical skin tightening and fat reduction with radiofrequency energy, cold treatment, or ultrasound. Moreover, the poll results suggested that age did have an impact on patient’s choice, that is, older patients wanted to treat visible signs of aging, whereas the younger patients were more interested in treatments that help to avoid or slow aging.

Dr. Jeffrey Janis, president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, said the survey “reinforces much of what plastic surgeons have learned from patients over the years.” He adds that “physical and mental well-being is powerful motivating factors, as is the desire to ward off the signs of aging or delay the aging process.”

Minimally invasive procedures can greatly improve a person’s appearance and restore youthful appeal. However, having the procedures performed by experienced and skilled dermatologists/cosmetic surgeons is paramount. Only an expert can tell if you will benefit from a minimally invasive procedure.

Practices offering cosmetic surgery in Manhattan, NYC, provide both minimally and non-invasive procedures. If you are considering a procedure, find an AAAASF accredited plastic surgery practice with well-trained plastic surgeons. Expert surgeons will carefully evaluate your anatomical considerations, recommend the right cosmetic procedure, and provide customized treatment to meet your goals.

Is it Possible to have Multiple Cosmetic Procedures at the Same Time?

Cosmetic ProceduresAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), up to 17.5 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2017 – a 2 percent increase over 2016. Body contouring in NYC includes a wide range of treatments to address different aesthetic concerns. According to NYC plastic surgeons, one common question potential patients ask is “Can I have multiple procedures at the same time?”

The answer is “yes”, multiple cosmetic surgeries can be performed at the same time. In fact, the number of patients having more than cosmetic procedure has increased in recent times. The 2017 ASPS report reveals that patients having multiple procedures at the same time are up 4%.

The main benefits of combining cosmetic procedures include:

  • Avoids the need for multiple consultations with the plastic surgeon
  • Only one surgery in a single sitting
  • Combines recovery time – no need for extra time off work
  • Get back to routine faster
  • Lower expenses (as it requires a single anesthetist, one consultation, etc)
  • Improved overall appearance

However, patient safety is the prime consideration. According to Philip Haeck, MD, former chairman of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ Patient Safety Committee, “Combining a few minor procedures is certainly safe when there’s a time limit that’s appropriate on anaesthesia, when the patient is a healthy candidate, and when there is the correct decision on which procedures to combine.”

Other considerations that go into determining the possibility of having multiple cosmetic surgeries at same time include:

  • the patient’s overall health
  • the areas where the procedures are to be performed
  • the surgeon’s qualifications and experience
  • the length of time the patient would need to be under anesthesia

In terms of body sculpting, the most popular combination procedures are:

  • Mommy makeover (tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift and breast augmentation)
  • Breast augmentation and breast lift
  • Thigh liposuction and thigh lift
  • Face and neck lift
  • Liposuction and arm Lift

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. This combo treatment 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. With the advanced techniques and technologies these procedures can improve all areas of the body affected by pregnancy with minimal scarring, minimal discomfort and short downtime.

Similarly, breast augmentation and breast lift can be effectively combined. Breast augmentation in NYC (with implants) is the right option to increase volume but it may not be appropriate to address excessive sagging. In such cases, the plastic surgeon may recommend augmentation along with a breast lift. A breast lift can resolve droopiness due to aging or childbirth and provide a more youthful bustline.

When it comes to combining a brazilian butt lift and breast lift, some surgeons recommend staging the procedures as recovery from a combination treatment could pose difficulties. But there are expert NYC surgeons who can successfully combine a Brazilian butt lift with a breast lift.

Each patient is unique, and so multiple aesthetic procedures will naturally have different outcomes on their bodies. Moreover, there are certain cosmetic surgical procedures that cannot be done simultaneously.

If you are considering body contouring in NYC and want to have more than one procedure at the same time, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with expert surgeons. A good surgeon will evaluate your goals, anatomical considerations, and health status and guide you in taking the right decision.

Cosmetic Concerns among Different Age Groups

Men and women of all age groups have body contouring in NYC to address a wide variety of concerns and look good. As we age our cosmetic concerns change. Moreover, every person has unique cosmetic concerns that would need customized solutions. Irrespective of your age, these concerns about your appearance can make you feel self-conscious. Plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery can help improve the profile and parameters of your body. However, aesthetic concerns vary by age and understanding the aging process is important to get the right treatment and rejuvenate your appearance. Here are the procedures that different age groups seek to address their aesthetic concerns:

The most common procedures for children and teenagers are otoplasty (to pin back protruding ears and also to correct various types of ear-related conditions) Cosmetic Concerns among Different Age Groupsand rhinoplasty (to enhance the appearance and/or to rectify deformation in the structure of the nose that cause respiratory problems)Teenagers should wait until their body has stopped developing. Teens shouldn’t be swayed by peer or societal pressure into having cosmetic surgery. Reliable plastic surgeons evaluate patient goals carefully to ensure that they made their decision to have a procedure for the right reasons.

People in their twenties may not experience any visible signs of facial aging related cosmetic concerns or the effects of gravity on the body. However, they may experience skin problems or breast concerns. Breast development is usually complete by age 20 and women in twenties may consider breast augmentation surgery to improve breast size and volume. Changes in lifestyle and exposure to the sun may lead to skin problems, leading those in this age group to seek nonsurgical and surgical procedures such as skin resurfacing, rhinoplasty, and preventative Botox to fight signs of aging before they ever show up.

Women in thirties may start to experience premature signs of facial aging ordrasticbodily changes due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. Premature signs of aging may appear due to lifestyle changes or stress which would cause loss of elastin and collagen. As a result, the popular options for this age group include facial rejuvenation procedures such as skin resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers, as well as a mommy makeover to address post-pregnancy aesthetic concerns.

Signs of aging intensify during the forties and fifties. Muscle tone is lost, fat is displaced, and the body gradually produces less collagen and elastin that are essential for supple skin. The major concerns are aging around the eyes, sagging facial skin, wrinkles, deeper facial folds, and hollow-looking areas of the face, and jowls. Popular cosmetic surgical procedures for this age group are facelift surgery (rejuvenates the appearance of the face and neck by addressing wrinkles and sagging skin due to aging or weight loss), blepharoplasty ( removes excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids and tightening the skin), Kybella (an injectable to address a double chin), breast augmentation, and liposuction. Concerns relating to skin tone and texture imperfections can be addressed by nonsurgical procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers and laser resurfacing.

People in their sixties and upwards will have the same problems as people in their forties and fifties have, but at a more intensive level. They can have facelift surgery to address mid-face sagging, creases below the lower eyelids, creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth, facial fat, jowls and a double chin. Skin resurfacing, Botox and dermal fillers are also options for people sixty and older.

Regardless of your age, the most important thing when it comes to body contouring in NYC is to choose a well-trained, experienced and skilled plastic surgeon. This is critical for safe treatment and optimal results. Established AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practices have such surgeons. The right surgeon will evaluate your aesthetic concerns and recommend the treatments that will best address them.

Various Cosmetic Procedures to address the “Tech Neck” Concern

Cosmetic Procedures Tech Neck ConcernA slew of new aesthetic concerns have cropped up as society evolves and becomes more sophisticated overtime. “Tech Neck” is a condition that developed with the overuse of technical devices such as mobiles, tablets and other technical devices. Repetitively leaning your head downwards to look at your technical device leads to wrinkles on the delicate skin on your neck, causing signs of aging more quickly than ever before. Fortunately, NYC plastic surgery practices offer effective solutions to address this concern. In addition to a neck lift surgery which is often a key component of a facelift in NYC, they offer innovative noninvasive options for those dreaded tech lines.

People spend over three hours a day looking down at their technical devices, which leads to the premature of aging of the neck. Can you prevent tech neck? The answer to this question is ‘yes’. To prevent tech neck wrinkles, make an effort to maintain good posture, that is, instead of looking down at your smartphone, bring the device to your eye level to reduce the strain on your spine and neck. Practice keeping your head at a 0 degree angle. Another way is to ensure that your neck is included in your facial skin care routine-your neck needs the same kind of skin care that your face requires. However, if you happen to develop those wrinkles on the neck, don’t worry as New York City plastic surgery practices offer many solutions:

  • Neck lift: A neck lift can help to restore the youthful appearance of the neck. Based on the extent of laxity and correction required, your surgeon will determine the approach that will best meet your needs. When performed along with a facelift in NYC, the procedure can bring about a positive change in your appearance. There are also procedures to remove excess skin from the neck, and even remove or makes changes in the neck muscles. To learn more about this combination treatment, check out this blog.
  • Liposuction: If your concern is a double chin with mild to minimal skin excess, then a liposuction procedure may be the right choice. The treatment removes fat cells permanently and can result in a well-defined, attractive jaw and neck. NYC surgeons offer minimally invasive techniques using sophisticated liposuction devices that blend safety with efficiency.
  • Botox: A popular procedure, Botox can deal with the horizontal lines or bands on the neck. It helps relax the vertical muscle which gives the neck a ropey appearance.
  • Hyaluronic Acid Fillers: If the horizontal lines on your neck are deeply etched in, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers may be a good option. Results are instantly visible and if patients are not satisfied, the product can be dissolved quickly, making it a safe and effective option to address wrinkles on the neck.
  • Fat melting injections: Kybella NYC is a FDA-approved fat melting injection treatment that permanently resolves a “double chin” or “turkey neck”. The deoxycholic acid in the injection can destroy fat cells when injected into the fat beneath the chin and improve the overall contour of the neck and jaw line.
  • CoolMini: This is a non-invasive neck rejuvenation option that addresses submental fat by freezing it. The body naturally processes and removes the fat over time.

In an AAAASF-accredited practice offering body contouring in NYC, the surgeon will carefully evaluate your concerns and recommend the most suitable procedure to treat your aesthetic concerns.

Most Popular Cosmetic Surgical Procedures before the Holiday Season

Popular Cosmetic Surgical ProceduresMost people have a holiday wish list and go all out to turn it into a reality. This is when people go ice skating or take a flight to a far-away land or simply get together with family and friends. But when it comes to business, the holiday season is the best time for plastic surgeons! According to one study, one-third of any plastic surgery happens in the last quarter of the year. The holidays give people ample time to heal and recover from the procedures like Brazilian butt augmentation or breast augmentation or a tummy tuck in NYC. Moreover, the holiday season is the best time to get your desired cosmetic procedure done without your colleagues noticing it.

Though plastic surgery is a big business throughout the year, with people spending as much as $16 billion on cosmetic procedures, the holiday season is when most people prefer getting alterations done. During a non-holiday season, it is difficult to stay indoors for the post-op healing process. This makes winter an attractive season for plastic surgery as it is easier to stay indoors and be comfortable. Plastic surgery procedures are very demanding on the body and involve certain risks. Therefore, to achieve the best results, surgeons stress the need for rest to facilitate smooth recovery. Staying indoors is necessary to avoid exposure to the direct sunlight, which can affect the outcomes of the operation directly. Harmful UVA and UVB rays can negatively affect the skin and can darken the scars. Fall and winter are considered the ideal for cosmetic procedure as there is less exposure to the sun during these seasons.

People gift themselves plastic surgery or their spouses may gift them a treatment. This is a gift that will make people feel really good about themselves. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), plastic surgery has become a popular holiday gift. An ASPS survey revealed that 27% of women respondents and 1 in 5 men would like to be gifted a cosmetic surgical procedure. Procedures that topped wish lists of those surveyed were: liposuction (17%), tummy tucks (11%), facelifts (11%) and Botox/fillers (11%).

A November 2017 report from the ASPS listed the aesthetic procedures that stand out during the holidays as:

  • Botox
  • Laser skin rejuvenation
  • CoolSculpting
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast reduction
  • Brazilian butt augmentation
  • Facelift
  • Necklift
  • Mommy makeover

When gifting a treatment, you need to makes sure that you are doing it diligently and make certain that the receiver is happy to get it. ASPS recommends that you go by the following rules if you are considering plastic surgery as a gift:

  • Discuss it in advance with the person for whom the gift is intended. If they have mentioned it before, they may be interested in at least obtaining additional information about that procedure via an initial consultation.
  • Choose a plastic surgeon only after doing thoroughly research. Make a list of qualified and experienced and surgeons who your loved one can choose from and consult.
  • Make sure that your loved one is aware of the benefits as well as the risks and potential complications of plastic surgery so that he/she can make an informed decision.
  • If you are giving a gift card, pre-paying for a treatment your loved one regularly gets would be a good idea.

The holidays have ended but that doesn’t mean it is late to gift yourself that look you deserve. If you are considering body sculpting in New York City, approach an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice with expert surgeons to transform your appearance and boost your self-confidence.

ISAPS: Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures among Men and Women

Most Popular Cosmetic ProceduresWith the increased interest in cosmetic surgical procedures, an increasing number of men and women are opting to have body contouring in NYC. While previously only celebrities had cosmetic surgery, today, even ordinary people can do so. Moreover, treatments are no longer confined to women-cosmetic surgery has become a rising trend among the male population too, especially in recent years.

The results of the annual Global Aesthetic Survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) showed that in 2016, there was an overall increase of 9% in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures over the preceding twelve months. According to the report, the U.S. led with the maximum number of plastic surgeries, with a whopping 4.2 million treatments, which was 17.9% of the total procedures performed worldwide in 2016.

As usual, women continue to lead the demand of cosmetic procedures, with a total of 20,362,655 cosmetic procedures worldwide, accounting for 86.2% of the total. The five most popular procedures requested by women in all countries were Breast Augmentation (Silicone Implant), Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty and Breast Lift Surgery. The most widely performed procedure in the U.S was breast augmentation with 309,985 procedures in 2016. Women undergo this procedure to enhance breast volume, correct asymmetry or reshape the bust line. Breast augmentation in New York City can be performed in two techniques either by using FDA–approved implants or by composite breast augmentation which involves fat grafting combined with implants for a better outcome.

Men go under the knife to maintain a youthful look and feel confident in the workplace. In 2016, 3,264,254 male cosmetic procedures were performed, accounting for 13.8% of the total procedures performed globally. The top five cosmetic procedures requested by men were Eyelid Surgery, Gynecomastia treatment, Rhinoplasty, Liposuction and Hair Transplant.

Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty) improves the signs of aging around the eyes and results in a balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. The Aesthetic Channel recently highlighted a clinical study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery that discusses the use of blunt-needle anesthetic injection to reduce postoperative bruising, hematoma and pain when performing this treatment. Likewise, Gynecomastia treatment or male breast reduction NYC is a popular surgical procedure among men looking to resolve excessive breast enlargement.

There results confirm that the demand for cosmetic procedures is stronger than ever. Around the world, large numbers of men and women are taking advantage of the latest innovations in cosmetic surgery to look and feel better about themselves. However, if you are considering cosmetic surgery, it’s very important that you do some research to make sure that you are choosing the right surgeon to carry out the procedure. Reliable surgeons will evaluate your candidature for the treatment and guide you in taking an informed decision. Choose a surgeon who understands your goals and is an expert in using the latest techniques to help you achieve them.

Are You “Too Old” for Cosmetic Procedures?

Cosmetic ProceduresMany factors are reviewed before you can undergo a cosmetic procedure or body contouring in Manhattan – that could be your candidature, type of procedure, recovery time and so on. However, many people are also concerned about age requirements to undergo a cosmetic procedure. There are minimum age requirements set for cosmetic procedures in the U.S. However, whether there is an age that could be considered “too old” would depend upon the patient.

Americans are becoming more fit and living longer, consequently there are a growing number of seniors. Many seniors want to age gracefully and some of them who wish their appearance more accurately reflected how they feel, are seeking out innovative cosmetic procedures. Your health and your expectations play a significant role in deciding your candidature for cosmetic surgery.

Typically, you and your doctor would discuss three important factors to determine if a procedure is safe and effective for your age. The three factors are:

  • Your health: Make sure you discuss your health complications if any, so that your surgeon can review your medical history and suggest a safe option for you. Usually, patients who have a history of heart attack or stroke are not good candidates for elective surgery. Patients who have a lot of general health conditions, such as high blood pressure or diabetes, may also not be suitable candidates.
  • Desired results: Maintaining realistic expectations regarding results is most important especially for older people, because a facelift or other cosmetic surgery will not make people who are in their 70s or 80s look like they are 30 or 40. Even though they can improve their appearance and self-confidence, changes can be very subtle.
  • Wide variety of procedures: There are many cosmetic procedures that involve complexities, risk and varied recovery times. You may not be an ideal candidate for anesthesia, and then you should consider opting for non-invasive surgeries that do not involve general anesthesia. You have to understand that as you age, recovery time could also change, i.e. an older person may have a more difficult recovery from some procedures, while other recoveries may be easier to handle.

According to a report in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, data from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows that older patients, as well as other age groups, tend to opt to have more non-surgical cosmetic procedures than surgical procedures; however, both the non-surgical and surgical segments are increasing. It’s seen that skin rejuvenation treatments, facelift NYC, and eyelid surgeries are the common cosmetic surgeries opted by older people. Surveys say that one of the major reasons for this increasing numbers is that older adults have concerns about their looks which they fear could impact their career. They want to stay competitive in their workplace with younger colleagues.

A Dermatology Times report says that some surgeons are of the opinion that skin rejuvenation treatments are best undergone at an early age like 20s or 30s. They say that this could minimize the etched facial lines that typically develop as you age and reach your 40s or 50s. It is best that the plastic surgeon discusses the procedure with the candidate and set up a plan of action and an ongoing concept of how to reduce the signs of aging over time. Such an approach would ensure minimal intervention in later years and less expenditure over the years.

If you want to perform cosmetic surgery in Manhattan, find an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery center to ensure a safe and efficient procedure, no matter what your age is. Expert plastic surgeons will examine you, consider your aesthetic goals, and recommend the ideal procedure for you.