Americans are taking it on the chin more often. Literally. “Chinplants,” i.e., surgical procedures that enhance and define the chin line, increased 71 percent between 2010 and 2011, outdoing breast augmentation, liposuction and even Botox, which increased a mere five percent between 2010 and 2011, according to new statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Having a strong chin is not something you can gain via diet or exercise,” says Dr. Darrick Antell, a Manhattan plastic surgeon and clinical professor of surgery at Columbia University. “You’re either born with it or you see a surgeon to improve it.” The procedure is now popular with both men and women, with nearly 21,000 Americans opting for the operation last year alone, the ASPS reports.
MEDFORD, Ore. — Plastic surgery is most common among older patients who want to try to appear younger, but a national study shows that this is changing. A new report shows that 15 percent of teenagers and young adults in the u-s consider going under the knife for plastic surgery. A local plastic surgeon says he thinks those statistics are reflected here in Medford.
When Dr. Robert Heck began to notice wrinkles in his forehead five years ago, he thought of all the patients he had treated with Botox. He decided it was his turn.
“I do Botox,” said Heck, 45, who works at Columbus Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery. “I tell all my patients I amfull of Botox.” Men are beginning to follow women into plastic-surgery offices.
Liposuction, generally considered the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States and worldwide, involves suctioning out subcutaneous fat cells, those that accumulate just beneath the skin. But to gain lasting benefits, a new study suggests, people need to exercise. Otherwise they risk regaining the fat lost during surgery and redistributing that fat to their midsections, an outcome that has the potential to make them less healthy than before the operation.
A new post-surgery pain medication recently launched means less pain for surgery patients. It’s called Exparel, and doctors say it can provide sustained pain relief for post-surgery patients far longer than any other drug currently available. Dr. Richard Baxter, a board certified plastic surgeon from Seattle, Washington says Exparel is unique because of its long lasting numbing agent. He says the medication is injected into the wound at the time of surgery in a single dose, andreleased slowly into the bodyover three days.