Plastic Surgery Trends

New Plastic Surgery Trends for 2014

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released its annual plastic surgery procedural statistics last month, reporting that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures, including both minimally-invasive and surgical, were performed in the United States in 2014, an increase of 3 percent since 2013. In addition, 5.8 million reconstructive surgery procedures were performed last year, up 1 percent.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.

Here are a few finds that you might find interesting:

  • The use of fat in minimally invasive procedures is up 2 percent from 2013 to 2014. One procedure for which fat injections are an option, is buttock augmentation (augmentation comes in at #1 with implants, and lifts bringing up the rear).
  • Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures increased 4 percent, with more than 13.9 million procedures in 2014. The top five minimally-invasive procedures were BOTOX, Soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion.
  • Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were Breast augmentation (down 1%), Nose reshaping (down 2%), Liposuction (up 5%), Eyelid surgery (down 4%), Facelift (down 4%)
  • Breast reconstruction  procedures increased, with more than 102,200 procedures performed in 2014, representing an increase of 7 percent.
  • Let’s Hear It for the Men -The top male-­focused procedures were Pectoral implants (28% increase) and Male breast reductions (29% increase)

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Open Your Eyelids to Blepharoplasty

Are you interested in correcting you sagging or drooping eyelids? Blepharoplasty (or eyelid surgery) may be an option. Here is great article in helping you determine if blepharoplasty is right for you.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery as it is more commonly known, is a form of cosmetic procedure that can be used to correct sagging or drooping eyelids to provide a more youthful, and rejuvenated appearance. There are a number of factors that can cause eyelids to sag over time, from the natural process of aging, to the accumulation of fat that makes the lids droopy and heavy.

If you are interested in consulting with Dr. Mentis, please contact Iconique Plastic Surgery at 727-474-0205.

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Facial Plastic Surgery

Top 8 Predictions in Facial Plastic Surgery for 2015

As 2014 draws to a close, facial plastic surgeons are gleaning their crystal balls to predict what we will see more of and less of in 2015.

And we will surely see more of nips and tucks. “We expect the interest in cosmetic procedures — both surgical and non-surgical — to continue to climb in 2015 due to the improving economy, increased consumer awareness and a growing comfort level with the safety of cosmetic treatments,” says Dr. Stephen Park, facial plastic surgeon and president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS). The stigma of getting a little work done is so last decade.

Here’s what else we can anticipate in facial plastic surgery in 2015:

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