Archive for the ‘Plastic Surgery News’ Category

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015 by doctor

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Reports Americans Spent More Than 12 Billion in 2014; Procedures for Men Up 43% Over Five Year Period

NEW YORK, NY (March 11, 2015) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its complete 18th annual multi-specialty statistical data today showing an aesthetic plastic surgery spend consistent with the figures for 2013, with Americans spending more than 12 billion dollars on surgical and nonsurgical procedures for the second year in a row. With more than 10 million cosmetic procedures performed in 2014, those that showed the largest growth in volume on a year-over-year basis included buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and nonsurgical fat reduction (up 42%). Additionally, more men are turning to aesthetic cosmetic procedures, with dramatic increases seen in both surgical and nonsurgical options over the past 5 years and a 43% increase overall.

The top five surgical procedures for both men and women combined in 2014 were:

Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)

The top five nonsurgical procedures for both men and women combined in 2014 were:

• Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
Hyaluronic Acid (1,696,621 procedures)
• Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)

Some of the more popular procedures, including a few in the top five lists above, did see decreases in 2014 including breast augmentation (down 8.5%), ear surgery (down 12.3%), injectables, (down 6.5%) and Photorejuvenation, (down 18.9%). “Despite the decreases in specific procedural areas however, one thing is abundantly clear: The number of men flocking to plastic surgeons for both surgical and nonsurgical procedures continues to increase dramatically and are up 43% this year alone,” states Michael Edwards, MD, President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

Over the past 5 years, (since 2010), there have been significant increases in the following procedures for men:

Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
Facelift (up 44%)

Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
Hyaluronic Acid (up 94%)
Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)

Motivation, Execution and Support-”The Team Approach”

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by copywriter

Plastic surgery is not all “Nip and Tuck”; Cosmetic surgery is not a quick fix.  In order to have lasting cosmetic enhancement, one needs a combination of both external as well as internal (mental) support.  The theme of this blog is to focus on an area which is rarely discussed, “internal (emotional) support and enhancement”.

If you have been reading and following our prior month’s posts, you will recognize that we believe in a “wholelistic” approach to cosmetic surgery, external beauty and enhancement.  Cosmetic surgery cannot make a person happy who is not satisfied with themselves in life.

Motivation: One needs to be motivated or have the desire for change whether it is a small improvement concerning facial wrinkles or a larger cosmetic surgical procedure.  One must have a reason in order to move forward and seek a consultation, review your choices and make an educated decision.

Execution: My staff and I will prepare you for your procedure, the best we can. Cosmetic surgery is not a day at the “spa”.  You are not getting a haircut or a facial.  There are many issues which will be discussed with you, such as: anesthesia, scars, infection, bleeding, as well as the need for revisions if necessary. With all surgical procedures, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, one needs to recognize the possibility that the results are not exactly what you expected, and further procedures may be recommended or required.  Preparation of a patient for surgery is just as important as the procedure itself.

Support: There are few other cosmetic medical practices in which you will receive the level of support before, during, and after your procedure.  First: During your consultation you will be examined, and your past medical history reviewed extensively.  We will review any and all issues as they relate to your requested cosmetic concerns. Second: Prior to your surgery you will receive copies of all of your signed consents.  We encourage you to re-read them and contact our office immediately with any new questions or concerns. You will receive written Pre and Post operative instructions concerning what to expect, along with how to contact our office if an emergency situation should arise. Third: You will receive constant telephone support and follow up, either personally by Dr. Chidyllo or his staff during the post-operative period.  We will “hold your hand”, either literally if needed or figuratively, to help you recover from you surgery or procedure.  There is no other office that will provide the needed personal contact and support that is provided by our office and staff.

Selecting a cosmetic medical practice is not as simple as doing a “Google search”. Search for a “team approach” that will answer all of your questions at the time of your initial telephone conversation. Search for a “team approach” that gives you the necessary time required, at the time of your consultation.  Search for a “team approach” that will care for you before, during and after your surgery or cosmetic procedure. That “Team Approach” is provided by Dr. Stephen A. Chidyllo and his staff at Central Jersey Plastic Surgery.

Don’t “Try”…..Do!!!

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 by doctor

Well the New Year is upon us and we are all writing down our resolutions. Those of you, who read our last Blog, remember there is no guarantee that our lives or situations will change, just because the calendar does. We all have to be proactive and make it happen!  One of my good friends brought a new light on this issue by removing the word “Try” from her vocabulary and her life.

I needed to think about this issue further, and the word “try” before sitting down and writing this Blog. Let us start by looking at the definition of the word “try”…”to make an attempt”. So now let us look at the definition of the word “ attempt”…”attempt implies making an essentially single effort, and usually suggests failure” So therefore we can surmise that “try implies an attempt leading to failure”.

Why would anyone want to start out with an attempt at failure.  Let us start out, with the idea of succeeding and obtaining a successful result. Nike, the inventor of the world famous “Swoosh” campaign, marketed the term “Just Do it”! Let’s look at the definition of “Do”…to perform, execute and successfully finish”. Whether it is sports, business or in life, this holds true.

Now knowing this minutia, you can understand why, as my friend said, don’t try,  just do.  Don’t attempt failure…perform, execute and be successful. This is how we need to approach and welcome the coming of the New Year.  It is not that easy, but it is a start.  We need to set and center our mind on success. Many have written on the power of positive thinking; however this is even simpler than that. Eliminate one word from your life (try). From the moment you wake up in the morning, to time you go to sleep. Believe and focus on success and not failure, and you will notice a gradual change in your life and how people perceive you as being successful.

Would you want your plastic surgeon to “try” to perform an operation or cosmetic procedure? I don’t think so!  Dr. Stephen Chidyllo and his staff at Central Jersey Plastic Surgery all strive for success. We Do!