The number of Americans seeking to enhance their appearance and boost self-confidence through cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 1% in 2018. This increase marks the fifth straight year of growth. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2018, a year-over-year increase of about 18,000.
While “Skin Cancer Awareness Month” is promoted annually in May, it’s never too late to learn more about protecting yourself from the dangers of skin cancer. With the sunshine-filled days of summer upon us, it’s the perfect time to educate yourself about this very common disease. There is a strong correlation between skin cancer and sun exposure, and it is the most prevalent form of cancer in the country. Almost 10,000 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer every day.
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is considered by plastic surgeons to be one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures. The challenges inherent in rhinoplasty stem from the key position of the nose in the middle of the face. Additionally, the need to preserve optimal nasal function is fundamental.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons in 2018 liposuction was the second most commonly performed cosmetic procedure in the United States. I see so many people who exercise and diet but just can’t seem to lose the weight in those stubborn areas--the tummy, “love handles” and thighs. They come in for consultation asking “is liposuction for me”.