The 2016 cosmetic surgery comeback
The latest American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistics show surgical cosmetic procedures fell slightly from 2013 to 2014, but aesthetic physicians we talked with are bullish on cosmetic surgery’s popularity through 2016. The reality, they say, is that for patients to achieve desired long-term results, they often need cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic surgery is evolving, they explain. Trending in 2016 is a combination approach — even a multidisciplinary approach — to surgery, using more than just one procedure to achieve desired patient results.
Cambridge, Mass.-based dermatologist Ranella Hirsch, M.D., says it’s really about being able to guide patients on the best ways to achieve their aesthetic goals.
“For some people, that is injectables,” Dr. Hirsch says. “For others, it is surgery plus soft tissue fillers or soft tissue fillers and laser treatments... and for others, it is all of the above. The best work that comes out of my office is with combination therapies. Often, we will team with our facial plastic surgery and plastic surgery colleagues, as well — always with the best outcomes as the goal.”
More than blending disciplines, today’s patients are benefiting from a blending of technologies, according to Boca Raton plastic surgeon Jason Pozner, M.D.
“For example, we add laser resurfacing to almost all our facelifts (fat grafting too),” Dr. Pozner says.
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