Rise in Number of Popular Procedures Like Blepharoplasty Contributes to Over 17 Million Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Performed Last Year
A recent survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) found that over 12.5 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed last year in the US alone. The estimated number, found through random polling of physicians around the country, is higher than any other previously recorded number – a testament to the rising popularity and availability of cosmetic surgery in the US.
Contributing to this large number are blepharoplasty (eye lid surgery), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedures– the fastest growing procedures over the past 5 years. (Dr. LeRoy offers all of these procedures – visit the website for more specific procedural information).
This number may come as a shock to some, who perceive cosmetic surgery as a “luxury” – but in fact, advancements in minimally invasive surgical techniques, such as Dr. LeRoy’s “Band Aid” procedures, have made cosmetic surgery more affordable to the average American than ever before.
In fact, you may have read last week’s blog on Dr. LeRoy’s original Band Aid Blepharoplasty. The fact that the procedure can be performed in-office with only local anesthesia contributes to its cost effectiveness and shorter recovery time.
But with this impressive number, comes an important warning: Just because a medical physician offers a cosmetic surgery procedure, does not mean that they have undergone specialized plastic surgery training. You want to make sure that you only receive cosmetic surgery from a physician that is a board certified plastic surgeon – ensuring they have received the proper training and have acquired enough needed experience.
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