Cosmetic Procedures Increase 12% in 2013

Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Injectables top list of popular procedures

2013 Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics

The number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the United States in 2013 increased by 12% over the previous year, according to the 17th annual statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Liposuction and Breast Augmentation were again the two top cosmetic surgical procedures. Showing the continued popularity of injectables, Botulinum Toxin Type A and Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers topped the list of most-performed nonsurgical procedures.

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April 7, 2014 in Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery
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Look More Refreshed and Alert with Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid Surgery models couple

Do your eyes still express the inner vitality and radiance that you feel, or do they make you look sad, fatigued and older? Over time, our eyelids may droop, sag or become puffy because of factors such as aging, genetics and sun exposure. Allergies and sinus conditions can also take their toll, causing the eyes to swell and lead to eye rubbing.

Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery procedure meant to make your eyes look more youthful, rested and alert. Removing bags under the eyes and alleviating upper eyelids that droop can have a dramatic effect on your appearance and the impressions you convey to others.

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March 19, 2014 in Facial Plastic Surgery
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Fat Transfer Buttocks Augmentation

Brazilian Butt Lift modelThe Brazilian Butt Lift procedure uses your own natural fat to form a fuller backside

The Brazilian Butt Lift has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures at our Birmingham, Alabama practice and one of the fastest growing in the entire country. This body contouring technique is a two-stage procedure that includes liposuction to reduce areas of unwanted fat and fat transfer to sculpt a fuller and curvier rear end. Many patients find that adding volume to their buttocks enhances the overall proportions and silhouette of their entire body.

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February 25, 2014 in Body Contouring
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Get the Jump on Summer with a Fantasy Tan

Fantasy Tan, creators of spray tanningThe most realistic looking sunless tan available, a Fantasy Tan at Spa Greystone gives you an even glow from head to toe. Our highly trained and qualified technician in Birmingham, Alabama is here to help you meet all of your spray tanning needs in the serene atmosphere of our day spa and cosmetic laser center. Call Spa Greystone today at 205-980-1744, ext. 2 for the best tanning experience that will leave you looking great for any occasion!

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February 11, 2014 in Spa Greystone
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Transform Your Body Without Surgery or Downtime

fit couple on beachCoolSculpting freezes & naturally eliminates fat with a non-surgical body contouring treatment

Many of us get regular exercise and do our best to eat healthy, only to notice that the stubborn spare tire or muffin top just isn’t coming off. Now there’s a cool new solution – it’s called CoolSculpting, a patented, clinically proven, FDA cleared procedure that freezes fat cells but not your skin. CoolSculpting non-surgically targets the fat cells in your body that give you those stubborn lumps and bumps so that they go away naturally.

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February 3, 2014 in Body Contouring
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Survey Finds Hair Restoration on the Rise Worldwide

International Society of Hair Restoration SurgeryGood hair never goes out of style in any corner of the world, and results released of a new member survey conducted by the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) shows men and women are going to great lengths on a global scale to restore hair loss. Today, more people than ever are taking advantage of major strides that have been made in the art and science of Hair Restoration and Hair Transplants.

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January 20, 2014 in Hair Restoration
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Hedden Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Drew Schnitt

Drew E. Schnitt MDRenowned Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon brings expertise, experience to Greystone Cosmetic Center

We are very excited to announce that plastic and reconstructive surgeon Drew E. Schnitt, M.D., has joined the staff of Hedden Plastic Surgery in Birmingham, Alabama. Dr. Schnitt combines extensive expertise in plastic surgery with a no-compromise approach to providing the very best results and patient care.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schnitt to the practice and look forward to sharing his tremendous skills and experience with our patients,” said Dr. William J. Hedden. ” Dr. Schnitt is not only a uniquely accomplished plastic surgeon, but also brings a high level of compassion and a strong commitment to personalized care to our practice.”

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January 5, 2014 in Hedden Plastic Surgery
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Patients Follow Breast Reconstruction with Cosmetic Surgery

Bra Day USAASPS study participants seek body image improvement following mastectomy

Although Breast Reconstruction can dramatically improve a woman’s self-esteem and sense of well-being following a mastectomy, it may not be the only step some patients take to improve their self-image. Breast reconstruction patients may also choose cosmetic surgery procedures such as Liposuction or Eyelid Surgery in a quest to further improve their overall body image, says a new study reported by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

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December 18, 2013 in Body Contouring, Breast Enhancement, Facial Plastic Surgery
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Women ‘Very Satisfied’ with Buttocks Augmentation

woman's backside in bikiniBrazilian Butt Lift combines Liposuction with Fat Transfer to buttocks in ’2 for 1′ procedure

For women considering plastic surgery in the quest for a curvier backside, the Brazilian Butt Lift is an option that is growing increasingly popular. The procedure not only adds volume to create more definition to the buttocks, but also has the added benefit of liposuction to remove areas of unwanted fat around the thighs, hips and abdomen. A recent study said that 98% of patients were “very satisfied” with the results of their Brazilian Butt Lift procedure.

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November 27, 2013 in Body Contouring
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Body Contouring Improves Long-Term Weight Control

Weight loss patient, feet and scalesPatients who undergo surgery to remove excess skin are less likely to regain weight after a gastric bypass, reports a new study

Many patients who have a gastric bypass regain much of their weight in the following years, putting them back at an increased risk of obesity-related health problems. According to a new study in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients who follow their bariatric procedure with body contouring are more likely to keep the weight off.

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November 7, 2013 in Body Contouring
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