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Fewer Americans seem to be frowning on cosmetic plastic surgery.
People may be struggling with gas prices and health care costs, but cosmetic plastic surgery procedures rose 5% from 2011 to 2012, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports. Last year, 14.6 million procedures, including minimally invasive and surgical, were performed in the U.S., according to the organization’s annual statistics. Read more…
Reprinted from Cathy Payne, USA TODAY
No Increase in Complications with Simultaneous Versus Staged Procedures
Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure, according to a report in the January issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
“With appropriate patient selection and a carefully planned operative approach, our data demonstrates a one-stage procedure can be safely performed with acceptable complication and reoperation rates,” concludes the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Michael Bradley Calobrace, MD, of Louisville, Ky., and colleagues. Read more…
I agree with this story on channel 10 WBIR.Com that more men are getting plastic surgery. It’s a new trend related to an improving economy and competitive job market. The most popular procedures are targeted to the eyes and neck. ASPS data reports 13.8 million procedures, both surgical and minimally invasive, were performed in the United States in 2011. That’s up 5 percent from 2010.
• Breast augmentation (307,000 procedures, up 4 percent)
• Nose reshaping (244,000 procedures, down 3 percent)
• Liposuction (205,000 procedures, up 1 percent)
• Eyelid surgery (196,000 procedures, down 6 percent)
• Facelift (119,000 procedures, up 5 percent)
To view the 2011 National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Statistics report, visit www.plasticsurgery.org/2011-statistics
reprinted from the ASPS