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New Study Examines Breast Augmentation Trends

Inframammary incision, submuscular implant placement become more common Surgical trends in cosmetic Breast Augmentation using implants have changed over time, according to a study in the December 2023 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The study included data on 31,700 Breast Augmentation cases Continue Reading

Post-Pandemic Plastic Surgery Sees Growth

Looking at a post-pandemic world compared to data from 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has seen significant growth in the number of procedures performed overall. Patients are no longer putting off the procedures they have been considering, which may be attributed to more time spent working from home and the flexibility that Continue Reading

Aesthetic Procedures Rise in 2022

The number of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures in 2022 rose 14% over the previous year, according to the latest data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (Aesthetic Society). The increase was fueled by the increasing popularity of nonsurgical procedures such as skin treatments, body contouring, fillers and neurotoxins, the report said. The Aesthetic Continue Reading

Survey Reports Rise in Worldwide Aesthetic Surgery

The annual global survey of aesthetic and cosmetic procedures shows a 19.3% increase in procedures performed by plastic surgeons in 2021, reports the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). More than 12.8 million surgical and 17.5 million non-surgical procedures were performed worldwide, an increase of 33.3% over the last 4 years. Liposuction becomes top Continue Reading

Face, Breast, Body Procedures Increase in 2021

Aesthetic plastic surgery saw a significant surge for face, breast and body procedures in 2021, according to the 2021 Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). Aesthetic body procedures such as tummy tuck, buttock augmentation and liposuction were found to have increased by 63% from the prior year. Breast Continue Reading

Resuming Exercise Soon After Breast Augmentation Found to Boost Satisfaction

Engaging in exercise shortly after breast augmentation surgery did not increase complications or compromise scar quality in a study reported in the January 2022 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In fact, the study found that patients who resumed exercise after only 1 week reported a Continue Reading

Dr. William Hedden Named Among Best Plastic Surgeons

Newsweek has named William J. Hedden, M.D. one of America’s Best Plastic Surgeons for 2021. A board-certified plastic surgeon who practices in Birmingham, Alabama, Dr. Hedden has years of experience performing cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for the breasts, body, face and skin. “This recognition was earned by our incredible staff and our shared commitment to Continue Reading

Face Cosmetic Surgery Procedures Most Popular in 2020

‘Zoom Boom’ causes upsurge in demand More people are working at home during the coronavirus pandemic and spending much of their work time on Zoom and other video conferencing apps. Continually seeing their own faces and those of their colleagues on the screen has led to a “Zoom Boom” in demand for cosmetic surgery for Continue Reading

Breast Patients Found to Benefit from Asymmetry Surgery

No two breasts are alike. Nearly all women have breasts that are slightly different from each other. However, some women have more marked differences in the size, shape or position even after breast development is complete, leading to negative effects on their self-image and emotional well-being. For young women with severe breast asymmetry, surgery to Continue Reading

2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics

Breast augmentation tops list of most popular cosmetic surgery procedures Breast augmentation was again the top cosmetic surgical procedure last year and minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation procedures continued their growth, according to the 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Top 2019 cosmetic surgical procedures While the ASPS anticipates a decrease Continue Reading