What is Breast Augmentation surgery?

Breast augmentation is also called augmentation mammaplasty. It can increase the fullness of your breasts, improve your figure and help your self-image. Breast Augmentation involves using breast implants or fat, to increase the size of your breasts or restore breast volume that has been lost after weight reduction or pregnancy. read more from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Considering an Arm Lift?

An arm lift, or brachioplasty, is a surgical procedure that:

  • Reduces excess sagging skin that droops downward
  • Tightens and smoothes the underlying supportive tissue that defines the shape of the upper arm
  • Reduces localized pockets of fat in the upper arm region

Fluctuations in weight, growing older, and heredity can cause your upper arms to have a drooping, sagging appearance. This is a condition that cannot be corrected through exercise.

Arm lift surgery may be right for you if the underside of your upper arms are sagging or appear loose and full due to excess skin and fat.

Reprinted from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Wrinkles, sagging skin, crow’s feet, and jowls?

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), older people are seeking change through cosmetic surgery  – ages 35-50 made up 45 percent of the nearly 12 million surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures performed in early 2014, and those numbers continue to grow. Loss of volume and sinking and sagging skin are the biggest issues in the face over 50. Call Dr. Gilbert at 617-479-1492 to schedule a consultation to learn more. read more

Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia surgery reduces breast size in men, flattening and enhancing the chest contours.

In severe cases of gynecomastia, the weight of excess breast tissue may cause the breasts to sag and stretch the areola (the dark skin surrounding the nipple). In these cases the position and size of the areola can be surgically improved and excess skin may be reduced. Read more about Gynecomastia…

Thinking about a Tummy Tuck?

Tummy tuck surgery, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and, in most cases, restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.

A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals. Read more from ASPS

More Women are Getting Breast Lifts

Lifts Lead the List

It used to be that the term plastic surgery was nearly synonymous with facelifts, and while they remain a popular option among patients, other types of lifts are surging.

Since 2000, ASPS statistics show considerable growth in:

  • Breast lifts, up 89 percent (99,614 in 2015, up from 52,836 in 2000)
  • Buttock lifts, up 252 percent (4,767 in 2015, up from 1,356 in 2000)
  • Lower body lifts, up 3,973 percent (8,431 in 2015, up from 207 in 2000)
  • Upper arm lifts, up 4,959 percent (17,099 in 2015, up from 338 in 2000)

Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical and Minimally-Invasive Procedures

While procedures like upper arm lifts and lower body lifts have shown substantial growth, for the first time since at least 2000, facelifts slipped out of the top 5 most-performed procedures last year, giving way to tummy tucks.

Of the 1.7 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2015, the top 5 were:

  1. Breast augmentation (279,143 procedures, down 2 percent from 2014, up 31 percent from 2000)
  2. Liposuction (222,051 procedures, up 5% from 2014 but down 37 percent from 2000)
  3. Nose reshaping (217,979 procedures, unchanged from 2014, down 44 percent since 2000)
  4. Eyelid surgery (203,934 procedures, down 1 percent from 2014, down 38 percent since 2000)
  5. Tummy tuck (127,967 procedures, up 9 percent from 2014 and 104 percent since 2000)

Read more from the ASPS website