Posts Tagged: ASPS

Plastic Surgery Trends 2015

Posted on March 3, 2016 by Dr. Ringler

shutterstock_86814208-1Every year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) develops a list, based on surveys from board certified plastic surgeons, of the most requested plastic surgery trends of the year. The list includes those procedures that are surgical as well as non-surgical, in addition to some upcoming trends in plastic surgery.

In 2015 there was a big trend for women wanting butt augmentation with fat grafting, butt lifts and butt implants. These were the fastest growing procedures in the United States. The rate of those requesting butt lifts increased by 89% between 2000-2015. It seems likely that the trend for bigger bottoms stems from celebrities like Kim Kardashian, J.Lo and Nicki…

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Facial Rejuvenation – So Many Options!

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Dr. Ringler

When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon or procedure for your facial rejuvenation, the choices can be overwhelming.  Who is qualified to perform facelifts?  What are the differences between traditional facelift and a MACS lift?  What is a Lifestyle Lift?  Do the non-surgical options like Ultherapy and Exilis do the same thing?  What is a liquid facelift?  Which procedures provide the longest lasting results? What are the prices of the various procedures?

It would be a very long blog to answer all of the questions listed above, and often the answers will be different…

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Chin Implants Gain Popularity

Posted on April 9, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

The recent 2011 statistics by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons indicate there has been dramatic rise in the number of chin implant surgeries performed in the U.S. with a 71% increase since 2010. There has been speculation as to whether chin implants are going to be “the new breast implants”, meaning are they destined to become the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. Coining the word “chinplants” the local media pundits are trying to determine the reason behind the sudden jump in this plastic surgery procedure. There has been some thought that people video chatting are looking at themselves online and not liking their image. Most of…

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Plastic Surgery Market Shows Significant Growth in 2011

Posted on February 8, 2012 by Dr. Ringler

Last week the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released their statistics for plastic surgery procedures performed by board certified plastic surgeons in 2011. Despite a challenging economy, there were 13.8 million procedures performed in 2011. These numbers include both minimally invasive and surgical procedures. The numbers represent a 5 percent growth since 2010.

Surgical cosmetic procedures showed an increase of 2 percent, with 1.6 million procedures being performed. Heading the list, top surgical procedures included:

 

-Breast Augmentation (307,000 – up 4 percent)
Rhinoplasty (244,00, down 3 percent)
Liposuction (205,000, up 1 percent)
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) (196,000, down 6 percent)
Facelift (119,00, up 5 percent)

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Younger Patients Most Satisfied with Facelift Benefits

Posted on December 17, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Conventional wisdom informs us that women and men consider having a facelift when they have exhausted all of the other possibilities for maintaining their facial appearance. This typically occurs in the mid-fifties to early sixties. However, a recent study to be published in the January issue of ASPS – Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery® indicates that younger patients are generally more satisfied with their short-term and long term results.

Drs. Liu and Owsley compared the short-term and long-term patient satisfaction ratings with expert analysis of follow-up photographs. They analyzed differences in long-term outcomes for patients in three age groups: patients younger than 50, 50 to 60 years, and over 60 years…

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Lifestyle and Hair Loss in Identical Twins

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

Genetics have traditionally been thought to weigh heavily in hair loss in men and women. However, a study presented at the ASPS meeting in Denver in September by Dr. Bahman Guyuron demonstrated that external factors and lifestyle choices also significantly impact hair loss, particularly in women.

The study looked at 84 sets of female identical twins. Surprisingly, the strongest determinant was not genetic, but rather the marital status of the women.  Women who were divorced or widowed exhibited more hair loss than women who were married. Those with heavy alcohol consumption also had significantly higher hair loss in the front of the head.  However, those who had a couple of alcoholic…

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We typically consider liposuction to be a strictly cosmetic procedure, but at our recent ASPS annual meeting in Denver, on September 23-27, a study was presented by Dr. Eric Swanson that indicated for the first time that liposuction patients experience lower triglyceride levels and white blood cell counts, and perhaps decreasing the risk of heart attack, diabetes or stroke.

The study measured triglyceride and cholesterol levels in 322 patients undergoing liposuction and/or tummy tuck.  Of those, 71 percent had liposuction only.  In cases where the patients had normal triglyceride levels prior to surgery, the levels remained unchanged.  Yet in those with elevated levels of triglycerides prior to surgery – those…

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Board Certification-May be a Life or Death Decision

Posted on September 30, 2011 by Dr. Ringler

USA Today recently featured a of series of articles on the dangers of non-board certified plastic surgeons performing plastic surgery, sometimes with deadly results.

Although we consistently send out information to our patients about the benefits of making sure to choose a board certified plastic surgeon when considering cosmetic surgery, the credentials of some  self-appointed “cosmetic surgeons” can be very deceiving, even to patients who are typically well-informed.  Additionally, consumers often find it hard to fathom that anyone not qualified to perform plastic surgery would even be allowed to perform cosmetic procedures.  Unfortunately, it is truly a case of “buyer beware” in most states when it comes to cosmetic…

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Using a patient’s own fat stores for breast lipomodeling will not result in issues when later undergoing a mammogram, a study by the ASPS found.

The study, which was published in March, examined women who had undergone breast lipomodeling as an alternative to more traditional implant-based breast augmentation. It found that 16 months after the procedure, more than half of the women displayed no abnormalities that would cause an issue on a mammogram. Of the women who did show any abnormalities, they were minor issues like scarring or small calcifications.

The study also compared mammograms for women both before and after breast lipomodeling and found no significant…

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