Mandeville, Louisiana (PRWEB) July 8, 2009
For savvy plastic surgery patients in New Orleans, the economic downturn may offer the ideal opportunity to get top-quality procedures at a lower cost. Dr. Michele Cooper (http://www.michelecoopermd.com), a board-certified New Orleans plastic surgeon whose practice specializes in procedures like breast enhancement and laser liposuction, says that more patients are taking advantage of affordable surgical costs to schedule combination surgeries.
"My patients want to make sure they are getting the most out of their investment, so now is a very attractive time for them to schedule cosmetic surgery procedures," explains Dr. Cooper. "Plastic surgery is one area where it's extremely important to get high-quality treatment, so some women who were delaying procedures like breast augmentation are choosing to move forward with them now that they find out they can receive more extensive treatment options that will still fit within their budget."
Dr. Cooper says that for many new patients, combination procedures are a big draw in the tighter economy because they cut down on the cost and downtime of separate procedures, while offering more complete results. For many plastic surgeons, New Orleans breast enlargement and breast lift are the most in-demand procedures, but body contouring procedures like liposuction rank a close second and offer ample opportunity for patients who want to make sure their breast augmentation results flatter their shape as completely as possible.
"It's a question of balance," Dr. Cooper explains. "Most women have one area that's their main concern, but at the same time, a natural, proportional shape is the overall goal. In most cases, the best way to achieve that is to adjust the breast and the body contours at the same time. Patients know that, and rather than trust these larger-scale procedures to a 'discount' surgeon, they are taking advantage of the economy to find solutions from a more trustworthy surgeon that still fit their budget."
The rise of new technologies like laser liposuction has also made these combination procedures more popular because they help limit the amount of time a New Orleans plastic surgery patient has to spend both in the operating room and at home recuperating.
"Each patient has unique needs, and new technologies like laser liposuction allow a plastic surgeon to tailor procedures more precisely without adding unnecessary surgery time," adds Dr. Cooper. "This helps limit operating room costs and downtime, which means more affordable procedures. At the same time, it allows me to create results that match their goals more closely. It's a win-win situation."
Dr. Michele Cooper (http://www.michelecoopermd.com) is a board-certified New Orleans plastic surgeon performing cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures ranging from breast enlargement and liposuction to endoscopic face lift, combination procedures, and noninvasive treatments for the body and skin. After earning her MD from the University of Maryland Medical School, Dr. Cooper completed residencies in general and plastic surgery, as well as an additional fellowship in craniofacial surgery. She has received numerous awards for her work, and currently serves a full range of patients from her New Orleans plastic surgery offices.