Dr. Robert Rho Responds to U.S. Cosmetic Surgery Trends

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Current data indicates today more than ever Americans are pursuing liposuction procedures. Dr. Robert Rho, a surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures, comments on this trend.

A recent article from I4U notes that liposuction is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States. The statement documented statistics to support the claims behind the procedure’s reputation. Renowned cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Robert Rho, responded to the findings in a statement to the press.

The article referred to information shared by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The association recently reported cosmetic surgeons performed just over 325,000 liposuction procedures in 2011. These numbers indicate a growth rate of 12.6 percent compared to surgeries performed in 2010.

Commenting on these findings, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert Rho asserts: “Liposuction and laser liposuction can produce beautiful improvements in the shape and size of a person’s face or body.”

Liposuction, a medical procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat resistant to removal through traditional means like diet and exercise, has been available since the 1980s. Given its increasing popularity, it looks like the procedure is here to stay.

The article offered up further data to support the popularity of the procedure among Americans. A 2012 study published in the medical journal Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, suggested patients experienced high rates of satisfaction with liposuction procedures. The study also noted individuals who underwent liposuction procedures experienced increases in self-esteem.

In the article, cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Jennifer Reichel suggested liposuction was becoming increasingly popular due to advances in medical technology. The procedure today is more effective and predictable than it was 20 years ago.

Furthermore, medical practices have become increasingly advanced thanks to the wide-spread availability of cutting edge technology. Procedures that once required hospitalization can now be safely performed in out-patient surgery centers. Teams of surgeons, nurses and anesthesiologists committed to safe and technologically innovative practices come together to assist patients in such a setting. This aspect of convenience helps to make cosmetic procedures more readily available to interested individuals. As such, the popularity of liposuction will likely continue well into the future.


Dr. Robert Rho, M.D., F.A.A.C.S., is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has performed hundreds of cases of laser liposuction. Over the course of his career, he has developed and refined his own techniques of cosmetic gynecological surgery and has consistently produced outstanding results. Dr. Rho is known worldwide for his superior, natural-looking cosmetic surgery outcomes. He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. In addition, he is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, a Member of the American Society of Liposuction Surgery, a Fellow of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology, a Member of the American College of Phlebology, and a Member of the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine.

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