The American Society of Plastic Surgeons as of late discharged its yearly study that uncovers what number of individuals are undergoing plastic surgery and what sorts of methodology they are looking for.
The report demonstrated a 2 percent expansion in the quantity of surgical and insignificantly intrusive cosmetic methods performed in 2017 when contrasted with 2016.
“For a few people, plastic surgery presumably still has a shame connected to it, however millions more understand that enhancing yourself is alright and ought to be acknowledged,” says Dr. Deepak Raj Dugar (www.scarlessnose.com).
A Beverly Hills plastic specialist who spends significant time in the Scarless Nose, or shut rhinoplasty, technique that leaves no indication of an entry point.
Dugar says a couple of things to consider for any individual who is thinking about plastic surgery include:
• Do you really need to change? Sometimes people are determined to change something about their bodies that really doesn’t need changing. “Not everyone needs surgery,” Dugar says. “I actually on occasion tell patients that their nose looks fine, they should leave it the way it is.”
• Be sure you know what you’re getting. Patients can be disappointed if they and the plastic surgeon aren’t clear with each other on what to expect. “The patient needs to understand the limitations and goals of the surgery before undergoing it,” Dugar says. “For example, you might be expecting a dramatically different look, but the changes are actually much more understated. The only thing I get accused of is doing too little to a nose, and I’m totally okay with that.”
• Safety is critical. “It’s important that your plastic surgeon picks safety over results,” Dugar says. “Safety has to and always should come first.”
The top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2017 were, in order, breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery and tummy tucks.
Meanwhile, the most popular minimally invasive procedures were Botox, soft-tissue fillers, chemical peel, laser-hair removal and microdermabrasion.
Dugar says one of the key features of successful plastic surgery is subtlety.
“The secret of Hollywood celebrities is doing Botox with plastic surgeons who understand the artistry behind the science – where less is more,” he says.
Many Americans don’t want to go under the knife to achieve the changes they seek. The ASPS reported 15.7 million minimally invasive procedures were performed in 2017. Surgeries accounted for the remaining 1.8 million procedures.
Dugar says plastic surgeons often concentrate on specific procedures, as he does with closed rhinoplasty, so seek a surgeon whose experience lies in the procedure they desire.
“You don’t want the person who specializes in noses doing your breasts,” he says, “and you don’t want the one who specializes in breast augmentation doing your nose.”