We’re nearly three-quarters through 2010, and cosmetic procedures continue to capture the imaginations of men and women who want to jump start their careers, improve their relationships, or begin dating again.
A recent survey of over 2,000 adults by Harris Interactive for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), reports that young mothers were likely to undergo a body makeover, and Baby Boomers want to fight age-related physical changes with Botox® and fillers. The survey revealed that interest in cosmetic procedures is soaring. This mirrors our own experiences at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, NJ.
Many patients want big changes that “refresh” their image without shouting “cosmetic surgery.” I advise them that significant improvements can only be accomplished through surgery. In the Harris survey almost 56% would choose a tummy tuck; 23% would opt for liposuction, and 13% would request a facelift. Those deeply committed to making significant changes are undaunted by recovery time. In fact, at my Paramus NJ center, young mothers often request a “Mommy Makeover”, a combination of procedures that includes breast enhancement, a tummy tuck, and oftentimes, a little liposuction.
Additionally, according to the data released by the ASPA, minimally invasive procedures such as Botox and injectable fillers have doubled since 2000. These are excellent solutions for people who lack the patience or time to undergo a recuperative period, but still want to erase facial wrinkles.
Looking forward to 2011, I believe patients will continue to request major cosmetic interventions such as breast surgeries, eyelid surgeries, facelifts and body contouring. However, there will always be those individuals who are perfectly satisfied with the results of Botox and injectable fillers. These minimally invasive procedures are particularly attractive to this group of patients, given the fact that they are also avoiding surgery.
To explore the right cosmetic intervention for you, please contact our Practice Administrator, Anne Carbone. She can schedule your private consultation to discuss your options.