The information that ASAPS puts out every year is vital the growth and sustainability of our industry
Paramus, NJ (Vocus) March 18, 2009
Dr. Paul Parker, a board certified New Jersey cosmetic surgeon and member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) was called upon to release his statistics to help determine the top cosmetic surgery procedures of 2008.
According to the results of the study, breast augmentation, liposuction and eyelid surgery ranked as the top 3 plastic surgery procedures performed last year, with over 10 million surgical and nonsurgical procedures preformed across the country for 2008.
"The ASAPS reported that from 2007-2008, there has been a 12 percent decrease in cosmetic surgery procedures," explains Dr. Parker. "Our practice has been bucking the trend with a continuous 5 percent increase in procedures from year-to-year. That's a real positive note with the current economic downturn we are currently experiencing."
Dr. Parker was among an elite group of plastic surgeons in the United States called upon to release their personal plastic surgery statistics to complete the study. This is the 12th such survey produced by the ASAPS, which has been the world’s leading organization for cosmetic surgery research and education since its founding in 1967.
"The information that ASAPS puts out every year is vital the growth and sustainability of our industry," says New Jersey plastic surgeon, Dr. Parker. "I was glad to release my practice information to help ASAPS gather the data they needed to support our industry."
The study also determined that women had 92 percent of all cosmetic procedures last year totaling 9.3 million with men undergoing 800,000 procedures at 8 percent.
Parker Center for Plastic Surgery attempts to respond within 24 hours to all press inquiries and will happily make Dr. Parker available on request.
Dr. Paul M. Parker is a graduate of George Washington University of Medicine in Washington, DC, where he was the recipient of the distinguished CV Mosby Award of Excellence.
He completed residencies in both General Surgery and Plastic Surgery at New York University Medical Center, where he received the Theodore Barnett Award for Excellence in Teaching. He also completed a fellowship in Microsurgery at New York University Medical Center's Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery with heavy emphasis on innovative methods of breast surgery and breast reconstruction.
Dr. Parker is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, and the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons.
Consumer's Research Council of America has selected him as one of the top surgeons in his field, and Castle Connolly named him one of "America's Top Doctors."
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