May 31st, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
The Journal of the American Society of Plastic surgeons, “Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery”, recently announced the results of a study of 360 patients treated with liposuction, lipoabdominoplasty, and abdominoplasty. Lipoabdominoplasty is a term to describe liposuction of the abdomen and flanks combined with a tummy tuck.
This study was done to compare results of liposuction alone for reduction of the tummy compared to the cosmetic plastic surgery patient that had lipoabdominoplasty and just abdominoplasty from the patient’s point of view.
Before liposuction of the tummy
After liposuction of the tummy
The results showed that liposuction patients recovered more quickly and had less pain that the lipoabdominoplasty and abdominoplasty patients. However, the levels of satisfaction with the results of surgery were much higher than for liposuction alone. Patients stated they had improved self esteem and improved quality of life, with 97.6% saying they would do it again and 99.2% would recommend the procedures to others.
Patient satisfaction is the most important factor of surgical success.
May 14th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
Before chin implant
After chin implant
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the chin implant (genioplasty) is the fastest growing cosmetic plastic surgery procedure. The increase from 2010 to 2011 was an amazing 71%, with almost an equal amount of men and women. Chin augmentation even has a new trendy name, the “chinplant”.
Evidence suggests that video chatting may be the reason for the increase of the procedure. With the popularity of Skype and Face Time, people are now seeing themselves while talking. It is one thing to see a picture of yourself, but rarely before would you see yourself talking. Many are not happy with what they see, with the head tilted downward, the chin and neck tends to double up. The chin and jaw line are among the first areas to show signs of aging. The silicone chin implant extends the chin which pulls the skin of the neck tighter giving it a thinner look.
The procedure tends to make a dramatic but subtle improvement. Friends and family may notice an improvement but can’t really identify what the change is.
The increase in chin augmentation procedures is more than the increase in breast augmentation, Botox and liposuction combined. For more information on chin implant surgery, see the blog dated January 31, 2012
Before chin implant