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The Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical Procedures in 2008

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery keeps a record of all cosmetic surgery statistics. According to figures recently released the top 5 procedures in 2008 were; 1. Breast Augmentation (355,671 procedures) 2. Liposuction (341,144 procedures) 3. Eyelid surgery (195,104 procedures) 4. Rhinoplasty (152,434 procedures) 5. Abdominoplasty (147,392 procedures)

Can BOTOX make you happier?

Psychologists have long thought that the simple act of smiling actually makes you feel better. Now scientists have reported to the British Psychological Society that if you cannot frown and put on an angry or sad expression that you might not actually feel as angry or sad. They tested one group of patients who had… Read More »

Cosmetic Surgery Statistics for 2008

Here are some interesting facts as reported by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. I am a member of this society. From 2007-2008, there was over a 12 percent decrease in the total number of cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures decreased by 15 percent, and nonsurgical procedures decreased by almost 12 percent. The top five… Read More »

Why I prefer the peri-areola incision choice

1. The scar is usually better. It is camouflaged at the brown to regular skin color junction. It hardly ever becomes keloid. I have seen the incision under the breast get keloid more often. The incision under the breast is in plain skin and therefore shows more clearly – at least until it fully matures,… Read More »

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

This is part of an article on the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s website; “There were 456,828 liposuction procedures performed in 2007, the latest data available, an increase of 13% from a year earlier, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. To perform liposuction, a practitioner must be a doctor, but isn’t required… Read More »

LipoPerfection®

Dr. Silverton uses the LipoPerfection technique to reduce bruising and swelling after liposuction. We have used this technique for about 14 years now. It keeps getting better. It was invented by Dr. Silberg, a plastic surgeon who is a personal friend of Dr. Silverton, and is very effective at improving the liposuction experience and outcome…. Read More »

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