Posted: September 10, 2013
The hottest stories online about plastic surgery are of course, the stories of surgery gone wrong. Combine that with the element of celebrity and you have a surefire hit on your hands. We have all seen the stories and as a plastic surgeon, we know it doesn’t tell the whole story. First, they don’t represent the majority of people who get plastic surgery. Most are hardworking men and women who want to look and feel better. Some have problems that cause great distress and self-conscious behavior. Secondly, the celebrities who have great plastic surgery – you’d never know!
Who gets plastic surgery? The tabloids want you to believe that celebs and reality stars are carrying the industry, but ASAPS statistics spell it out for you. Men and women age 35-50 were 40% of the total. They are focused on recovering their bodies, remaining competitive in the job market and anti-aging.
2012 Cosmetic Surgery Statistics and infographic – the numbers don’t lie.
Ageless beauty – see the breakdown of procedures by age and what is most popular.
Mommy Makeover – Breast augmentation, Tummy Tuck and Liposuction are the top three procedures and represent our largest patient group. http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/mommy-makeover-consist-of-1043038
Goals – when planning plastic surgery, most patients want to look better and feel better about an area of their body. As a surgeon, let patients know how their goals and what you go over during the consultation will make sure they will get the best result.
The wrong reasons to get plastic surgery
Confusion over what procedure to get can also cause problems. See this month’s newsletter (June 2013) on when to go surgical or nonsurgical. Here’s an article about how to firm up a jawline/neck:
It’s good to have a plan – along with statistics on aging, here is an article on how to combat common problems at different ages: http://www.surgery.org/consumers/plastic-surgery-news-briefs/aging-beauty–expect-face-1039726
Learn from celebrity mistakes – let your patients know what the common mistakes or misconceptions about plastic surgery are and they’ll understand how you can help avoid them.
The face – it’s easy to pick out those who are too tight or over-Botoxed, but what happens when those lines and creases go untreated? See this article on how our emotions are tied to our wrinkles:
Tips on choosing a plastic surgeon for your nose:
Oversized breasts – there have never been more options in achieving a natural looking results. See this article on some new trends in breast augmentation: