Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgery releases a report detailing emerging trends in the world of cosmetic medicine. This year’s data, unsurprisingly, showed a significant jump in the number of minimally-invasive procedures performed nationwide. Topping the list was BOTOX®, with over 6 million procedures being performed in 2012 alone! Of course, BOTOX isn’t the only treatment that saw significant growth. Read on to find out which minimally-invasive procedures made the cut.
ASPS Data: Top 5 Minimally-Invasive Procedures in the US
BOTOX: Botulinum toxin type A – a category that includes treatments like BOTOX® and Dysport® – was far and away the most popular cosmetic procedure of the year. Sporting an 8% increase in one year alone, these treatments work to gently ease away fine lines and wrinkles. Essentially a muscle relaxer, BOTOX is particularly well suited for “dynamic lines,” such as frown lines and crow’s feet.
Soft tissue fillers. Coming in at number two are soft tissue fillers – treatments such as Restylane® and Juvéderm®. Working to fill in deep-set lines and wrinkles, fillers can also be used to plump the lips and sculpt the cheeks. As one of today’s fastest-growing treatments, filler use increased by a full 5% last year.
Chemical peels. With over 1.1 million chemical peels performed in 2012, it’s clear that this skin-smoothing treatment is still quite popular. Using a chemical solution to remove the skin’s damaged outer layers, these treatments work to improve the appearance of scars, blemishes, or any irregularities with your skin.
Laser hair removal. For those tired of shaving, waxing or tweezing, laser hair removal is often an ideal solution. Quick and precise, the ASPS reports that laser hair removal rose 4% in 2012.
Microdermabrasion. Working to restore a fresh, more youthful appearance, microdermabrasion uses a stream of fine particles to exfoliate the skin. As one of today’s most popular “MedSpa” treatments, the ASPS is reporting nearly 1 million procedures performed in 2012.
BOTOX and Fillers in Suffolk County
To learn more about these or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, we encourage you to contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in East Setauket, and you can reach us directly at 631-751-4400. We look forward to serving you.
What is the true sign of a successful cosmetic procedure? For our practice, the answer remains simple: patient satisfaction. That is, whether or not a patient would do it all over again, if given the chance. Or perhaps, whether they would recommend a treatment to a friend or family member.
Of course, it’s always been difficult to measure patient satisfaction on a bigger scale, to understand the success of certain procedures across the board. Thankfully, that’s where plastic surgery community site, RealSelf®, comes in. Drawing together the opinions of thousands of users, patients have the opportunity to vote on whether cosmetic procedures were “worth it” for them. RealSelf compiles these “votes” and assigns each treatment a “Worth It” rating from 0 to 100. So, want to know how Tummy Tuck Surgery stacked up?
According to the most recent figures, Tummy Tuck Surgery earned a remarkable 95% Worth It Rating. That’s one number that is very hard to deny!
Is Tummy Tuck Surgery Right for Me?
Not sure what Tummy Tuck Surgery is all about? Here’s a brief introduction. Technically referred to as “abdominoplasty,” a Tummy Tuck works to flatten and reshape the abdomen by removing excess fat and skin and tightening underlying muscles. An ideal solution for those with stubborn fat and unresponsive loose skin, Tummy Tuck Surgery is also a popular component of a “Mommy Makeover” procedure as well as following extreme weight loss.
Performed under general anesthesia, Tummy Tuck Surgery generally requires two incisions: one from hipbone to hipbone and one around the navel. Abdominal muscles are then repositioned and stitched into place. The skin is then stretched down and excess tissue is permanently removed. All incisions are closed and sterile surgical dressings are applied. As one of today’s most popular and effective cosmetic procedures, Tummy Tuck Surgery remains the ideal way to achieve a flatter, more toned abdominal area that fits the natural contours of your body.
Tummy Tuck on Long Island
Ready to find out what Tummy Tuck Surgery can do for you? Contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in East Setauket, and you can reach us directly at 631-751-4400. We look forward to meeting you soon.
One of the most important goals of our practice is staying on the cutting-edge of cosmetic medicine. In keeping with that, we are now proud to offer one of the most exciting new advances in the world of breast augmentation surgery: gummy bear breast implants. Also known as “cohesive silicone gel,” gummy bear implants have been used widely in Europe for over a decade. Now available in the United States, our practice was the first in the area to offer this safe, new alternative to silicone or saline-filled implants. And, because we want our patients to understand all their plastic surgery options, we wanted to take a moment to introduce you to this exciting new product and answer some of your most pressing questions. Are you ready to find out what gummy bear implants are really all about?
Here is our list of today’s Top 5 Patient Questions About “Gummy Bear” Breast Implants:
What can breast augmentation do for me? For those struggling with a small or disproportionate bustline, breast augmentation surgery can be an ideal solution. Working to increase breast size, fullness and proportion, the procedure historically relied on silicone or saline-filled implants. Now our practice is excited to offer cohesive silicone gel or “gummy bear” breast implants, manufactured by Sientra®.
Where does the term “gummy bear” come from? While the name might sound a bit funny, gummy bear implants are named for their consistency and resiliency. Like gummy bears, they have the ability to maintain a consistent shape, even when cut.
What are a few advantages of gummy bear implants? Compared to traditional silicone or saline-filled breast implants, gummy bear implants are more likely to maintain their shape over time. What’s more, since the implants are predominantly solid, leakage becomes less of a concern down the line.
Are gummy bear implants FDA approved? Our practice is now proud to offer Sientra® breast implants, what many consider to be the “gold standard” in gummy bear type breast implants. And, according to a March press release from the manufacturer, the company “has received FDA approval of its portfolio of Silimed-brand silicone breast implants.”
Is breast augmentation right for me? The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for breast augmentation is to schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area. As Suffolk County’s largest all-board certified plastic surgery practice, we encourage those on or around Long Island to contact us today.
Our practice is now proud to offer one of the most popular new fillers on the market: Belotero®. Quickly becoming a go-to treatment for fine lines and wrinkles, this hyaluronic acid filler offers remarkably natural results – safely, easily and effectively. And, because we know that the best patients are those who know all their options, we thought we would take a moment to introduce this cutting-edge treatment. Want to find out what other patients are asking?
Here is our list of the Top 5 Questions About Belotero:
What exactly is Belotero? Belotero is one of the most advanced dermal fillers available today. Working to “fill in” wrinkles and restore a more youthful face shape, Belotero integrates with the tissues of your skin, providing volume and enhancing your natural facial contours. Belotero is composed primarily of hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in the body.
Is Belotero the same thing as BOTOX®? While BOTOX and Belotero are both powerful wrinkles treatments, how they work varies slightly. Where Belotero is best suited for deep, persistent lines around the nose and mouth, BOTOX is more appropriate for “expression lines” like horizontal lines across the forehead. A highly purified protein, you can think of BOTOX as essentially a muscle relaxer.
Is Belotero FDA approved? Yes. For over a year, Belotero has been FDA approved “…to smooth moderate to severe wrinkles and folds,” explains the manufacturer. And, in the words of the FDA, “Belotero Balance will help smooth moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. In a clinical study, most (103 out of 118) patients needed two injections to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing. The smoothing effect lasts up to six months and then slowly goes away.”
What are some advantages of Belotero? Belotero is a simple treatment with big results! Completely minimally-invasive, patients can expect natural-looking results with little to no downtime. And, while the results aren’t permanent, they can often last up to several months!
Is Belotero right for me? The best way to find out if you’re a good candidate for Belotero is to contact our offices and schedule a consultation. This is a great time to explore your treatment options and have any remaining questions answered.
Belotero on Long Island
To learn more about Belotero or any of the cosmetic treatments we offer, contact us today and schedule a consultation. Our offices are located in East Setauket, and you can reach us directly at 631-751-4400. We look forward to meeting you!
Dr. Adler, Coccaro & Kneessy recently returned from New Orleans where they all attended the ASPS Plastic Surgery 2012 educational symposium from Oct. 26-30. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the largest plastic surgery specialty organization in the world organizes this event. The doctors received informative information on many areas of plastic surgery.
The doctors all came back with information on the latest technology and techniques in plastic surgery from panels and educational seminars they attended. Some of the hottest topics discussed were the Benefits of fat graphing for Breast reconstruction, depressed scars & radiation skin damaged skin. Harvesting fat for use to improve wrinkles to create younger looking skin was discussed. Harvesting fat from the belly & inner thighs is used to inject lips, eyes, nasol-labia folds and breasts after breast reconstruction.
The doctors attended the 1st annual Sientra educational seminar where they heard a discussion of how they differ from other implants. . Sientra is the 1st FDA approved anatomic saline implants.
The doctors had the opportunity to attend “An Evening with Jewel” – a charity event offering an opportunity to support breast reconstruction awareness.
Dr. Adler, Coccaro & Kneessy all came back from this symposium with the latest tips & techniques covering many areas of plastic surgery including rhinoplasty, neck lift, brow lift, body contouring, fat graphing & breast reconstruction just to name a few.
If you’re considering a cosmetic surgery procedure but would like more information call 631-751-4400 to make an appointment to see Long Island’s Ultimate doctors of expertise in plastic surgery always offering all the latest procedures available.
Suffolk Plastic Surgeons are having a Body Contouring seminar on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 7pm. The topics that will be covered are breast Augmentation (Mini-Incision/ Rapid Recovery), Liposuction, Tummy Tuck (Mini) and Non-Invasive Skin Tightening options. Come see how you can look your best for the upcoming holidays. Please call our office at 631-751-4400 to register for this seminar.
Women who have undergone Partial mastectomy, lumpectomy, or other deforming types of breast surgery. Under a NEW NY State law (S3801) health insurers are now mandated to cover Reconstructive Breast Surgeries after mastectomy. partial mastectomy, or lumpectomy. For further details call SUFFOLK PLASTIC SURGEONS, PC at 631-751-4400.
Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C. in east Setauket, NY is the first office in the area to offer the NEW “Gummy Bear” implants.
These implants are the new cutting edge never before offered shaped implants and they are only sold to Board Certified Plastic Surgeons. They are FDA approved and are made of cohesive silicome. These implants have the best warranty in the industry. Call 631-751-4400 today for a FREE consultation and be one of the next patients to experience the New cutting edge procedure. Our office has currently completed 3 “Gummy Bear” implant procedures and have had wonderful results.
Dr. Stephen Coccaro of Suffolk Plastic Surgeons and Monica of Spa Belle meade (medical spa of Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, P.C.) review a review on Angie’s list. Dori Rosner wrote of her experience on May 17, 2012. Dori’s review “I went to both Spa Belle Meade and to meet with Dr. Coccaro for a consultation for some cosmetic work on my face. I first met with Monica at Spa belle meade which is right across the office from Dr. Coccaro. She was so pleasant to deal with and so informative about the various different procedures that I could have done. She explained each one in detail and gave me a number of suggestions. After I met with him for a consultation to have botox and filler injections. He also was so informative and so patient with me . He explained every product he was going to use and how it would work. He also has a lovely nurse who was also in the room who literally held my hand because I was so nervous. They were all so professional but yet they made me feel so comfortable and reassuring that I would love the end result. Dr Coccaro has a wonderful bedside manor. I have never had anything done like this before but to be honest I have gone to a few consultations in the area. They were all so rushed and made me feel that all they wanted to do was get to the next patient so they could get their next fee. I highly recommend Suffolk Plastic Surgeons and Spa Belle Meade. I was very pleased from the people at the front desk right up to Dr. Coccaro. Although I have to wait a few days before I will see the complete results of work done. I already love how it looks.”
Plastic surgeons *Dr. Hilton C. Adler, *Dr. Stephen F. Coccaro, *Dr. Kenneth C. Kneessy, and Dr. Snezana Veljic, who is not Board Certified or a member of the ASAPS,
serving Suffolk County, East Setauket, Port Jefferson Station,
Centereach, Selden, Coram, St James, Stony Brook, Miller Place, Middle Island, Ridge NY, and all surrounding areas.