Houston Plastic Surgery on the Rise with the Approach of Summer

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New Year’s Resolutions and Swimsuit Season Bring Increase in Mommy Makeover Procedures like Breast Augmentation

The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas

Leo Lapuerta, M.D.

I am pleased to be able to help restore my patients’ confidence in their shapes and assist them in looking forward to swimsuit season, rather than dreading it.

The Plastic Surgery Institute of Southeast Texas, the leading provider of plastic surgery procedures, announced today that they’ve seen a dramatic increase in Houston plastic surgery patients, specifically a rise in Houston breast augmentation procedures. The initial motivating factor for the increase in 2012 procedures is the desire to hold fast to New Year’s Resolutions and get in shape before swimsuit season arrives, and patients with children, jobs and full schedules are turning to medical assistance to help their cause.

The increasing number of patients the Plastic Surgery Institute is seeing closely aligns to a recent report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). A week ago, the ASPS reported that in 2011 more than 325,000 mommy makeover procedures were performed nationally for women ages 20 to 39. Dr. Leo Lapuerta, a triple board-certified surgeon and owner of the Plastic Surgery Institute, has performed mommy makeovers and breast augmentations for patients looking for a way to restore their bodies to a natural, fit look and his practice has seen a seen a rapid increase in women looking for this procedure and they’re looking earlier than ever before.

“The demand at my practice for mommy makeovers has been steadily increasing over the past few years,” said Dr. Lapuerta. “The mommy makeover procedure generally consists of breast and body contouring surgeries like tummy tucks, liposuction and breast lifts to help women achieve their pre-childbirth figures. I am pleased to be able to help restore my patients’ confidence in their shapes and assist them in looking forward to swimsuit season, rather than dreading it.”

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, 62 percent of mothers say they would consider undergoing a mommy makeover procedure if cost were not an issue. The Plastic Surgery Institute mainly sees patients who simply want to look like themselves again. The most recent ASPS statistics show that breast augmentation, the most popular cosmetic surgical enhancement, rose to over 307,000 procedures in 2011. Dr. Lapuerta found that the surge in demand for breast augmentation over the past few years has helped contribute to the popularity and awareness of mommy makeovers as well.

Whether patients are looking for a comprehensive mommy makeover or a single aesthetic surgical enhancement, plastic surgery, particularly breast augmentation, can help women regain their confidence and prepare them for the warmer, more revealing months. The increase in confidence generally provides a much needed energy boost as well, allowing women to be even more involved parents. Regardless of the procedure, patients should seek out the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon in Houston before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

To learn more about the procedures The Plastic Surgery Institute provides, please visit:
Leo Lapuerta, M.D.
1919 La Branch Street, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 655-1116

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