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Plastic Surgery Trends

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has recently released its annual report on plastic surgery trends. Not surprisingly, breast augmentation remained the most popular plastic surgery procedure in 2014, with over 286,000 women seeking enhancement from board-certified plastic surgeons. Rounding out the top five most popular cosmetic procedures in this report are nose reshaping, liposuction eyelid surgery and face lift.

Why Board-Certification Matters

The terms cosmetic surgeon and plastic surgeon are often used interchangeably, but they are far from the same thing. The truth is, anyone who has attained a medical degree can use the title “cosmetic surgeon.” Plastic surgeon, however, is a title exclusively reserved for those who have been board-certified by the ABPS (American Board of Plastic Surgery).

What makes a great looking bellybutton?

What makes a great looking bellybutton? Well to quote a famous Supreme Court Justice "We know it when We see  it"!!! A lot has been written lately on ideal shape, size and ratio of an attractive bellybutton but I think it might be best summed up by a Brazilian professor of mine who once told me. "A woman's belly button should be mysterious"! When I asked him what that exactly meant he told me he didn't know and that it was a mystery!!!

Stem Cells and Plastic Surgery

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), patients should be wary of claims regarding the efficacy of stem cells in plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures. While some studies have been conducted on stem cell use for nonsurgical facial rejuvenation, claims that they can be used for breast enlargement, facelift and other more advanced procedures are not backed by any scientific research and, in fact, run contrary to existing evidence on the efficacy of stem cells.

The Importance of Board Certification

Plastic surgery is a very specialized field, and it is important to work with a surgeon who possesses the skills and experience necessary to deliver the beautiful results you deserve. By working with a board certified plastic surgeon, you can be confident that your doctor has demonstrated excellence in the field of plastic surgery.

In order to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, a doctor must meet a series of demanding criteria, including:


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