Columbia, SC (Vocus) September 11, 2009
The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery indicates a 162% increase in the number of surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. since 1997. More than 10.2 million procedures were performed in 2008 alone. With the surge in aesthetic enhancement procedures being attained by both women and men, one plastic cosmetic surgeon in Columbia, South Carolina is using a new website, equipped with the latest tools of the internet, to educate web visitors on the many procedures available to them.
Dr. Ram Kalus, head of Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, is embracing the most state-of-the-art advances in web technology to communicate with prospective patients in new and innovative ways. Working in collaboration with plastic surgery website design firm Rosemont Media®, Dr. Kalus has created a site that incorporates web video documentaries, interactive procedural descriptions, a before-and-after photo gallery, and an updated blog to give visitors a virtual tour of his practice and philosophy. Dr. Kalus says one of the ways the new website is helpful is to educate visitors not only on procedures he offers, but also his overall mission. “I make every effort to avoid an operated appearance. My goal with any operation - whether it is a facelift or a cleft lip repair, a cosmetic breast augmentation or a breast reconstruction after mastectomy – is to do the utmost to leave my patient with a natural-appearing result.”
Among the many futuristic tools for those considering aesthetic enhancement procedures such as tummy tuck surgery and breast implants in Columbia, South Carolina, Dr. Kalus has placed narrated, interactive guides on his website that take visitors on a step-by-step, virtual tour of cosmetic surgery options. Each procedure page is meticulously detailed so that prospective patients can get a thorough view of what they can expect, and how certain options can help them achieve their goals. They can also contact Dr. Kalus via the website to set up a consultation and learn more about how specific surgical or non-surgical cosmetic enhancement options can help them with their own unique needs.
On the new site, visitors can also view examples of Dr. Kalus’ published articles and read media stories in which he is featured. The doctor’s blog page also gives people the opportunity to learn the latest news on a variety of topics related to plastic surgery, including features on silicone vs. saline breast implants and Mommy Makeover procedures for women who want to restore their physique after pregnancy.
Dr. Kalus says his holistic approach to plastic surgery involves the belief that surgical aesthetic enhancement is best when coupled with a healthy lifestyle. And with more people seeking out ways to help them feel better about the way they look, his new website aims to provide them with some necessary information while considering their options.
About Ram Kalus, MD, FACS
Dr. Ram Kalus is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a graduate of Boston University, and has completed plastic surgery residencies at medical institutions such as the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, and the Hospital for Sick Children in Paris, France. Dr. Kalus is a current member and former president of the South Carolina Society of Plastic Surgeons, and also holds active membership in both the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Kalus is also a recognized pediatric specialist and offers plastic surgery procedures for pediatric and adolescent patients. He is affiliated with many hospitals in the Columbia, South Carolina region, including the Midlands Orthopedics Ambulatory Surgery Center, Palmetto Health Baptist Medical Center, and Palmetto Health-Richland Memorial Hospital.
For more information on Columbia, South Carolina liposuction surgery, breast enhancement, BOTOX® Cosmetic, and other procedures available at Plastic Surgery of the Carolinas, Dr. Ram Kalus can be reached at 1301 Taylor Street, Suite 10A, Columbia, SC 29201 - (803) 733-5881; or via http://www.plasticsurgerycarolina.com.