Dr. Jason Diamond reviews the latest results from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons list of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States.
Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) April 01, 2013
Dr. Jason Diamond reviews the latest results from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons recently published list of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States and offers tips on how to choose a plastic surgeon.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number one cosmetic procedure in 2012 was breast augmentation with 286,000 surgeries, a number that declined 7% from the prior year. 246,000 patients underwent nose reshaping in 2012, unchanged from 2011. Eyelid surgery saw a modest increase of 4% from 2011, bringing the total number to 204,000. Approximately 202,000 people chose liposuction in 2012 (a 1% decline). 126,000 patients sought out a plastic surgeon for a facelift in 2012, an increase of 6%.
The statistics are consistent with the trends Dr. Jason Diamond sees in his busy Beverly Hills medical practice. “Using the latest medical technology and research,” says Dr. Diamond. “plastic surgeons and skin care professionals are now able to offer a range of alternatives for patients looking to reduce lines and wrinkles and achieve younger looking skin.”
Despite struggling growth numbers and unemployment above historic averages, Americans spent close to $11 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2012. Although $6.7 billion was spent on surgical procedures, alternative procedures remain very popular. Americans spent $2 billion on injectable procedures; $1.8 billion on skin rejuvenation procedures; and over $483 million was spent on other nonsurgical procedures, such as laser hair removal and laser treatment of varicose and spider veins.
It is also important to meet with the doctor, preferably in person before the surgery. Dr. Jason Diamond reviews cosmetic goals, expectations and procedures with every patient before surgery. When meeting with a plastic surgeon, Dr. Diamond recommends that patients ask the following questions:
- Am I the right candidate for this procedure?
- How long do you expect the operation take?
- What is the recovery time?
- What are the risks involved?
- Will I require post-operative medication?
- What is the charge for the procedure?
About Dr. Jason Diamond
Dr. Jason Diamond, M.D., F.A.C.S. of The Diamond Face Institute in Beverly Hills, California has helped thousands of patients achieve a more youthful, natural appearance with a wide range of facial surgery procedures. Dr. Diamond has been featured on E! Entertainment’s “Dr. 90210” and in Harper’s BAZAAR magazine and People Magazine, and is one of the most sought after facial plastic surgeons in Los Angeles and Hollywood. Dr. Diamond earned his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed a five-year residency to develop his outstanding surgical, reconstructive and cosmetic skills.