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Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2009

 

All the latest predictions for cosmetic surgery in 2009 from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).  This organization is the leading national group of board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic surgery.

There is a dramatic increase in the diversity of the patients treated over the past 10 years, and this trend is expected to continue to grow stronger than ever.

  • The growth and popularity of cosmetic fillers (Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane, etc.) will continue to increase as products continue to evolve and new players enter the market.

 

  • The number of patients seeking plastic surgery procedures for body contouring after weight loss will increase during 2009.  The following procedures will see an increase: (abdominoplasty, liposuction, lower body lift, upper arm lift)

 

  • Experimental techniques for non-invasive fat removal (SonoScultpt, UltraShape) as a future alternative or adjunct to liposuction (lipoplasty) surgery, will continue be tested in clinical trials.

 

  • Horror stories about "discount injectables" bought offshore and cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained or poorly trained practitioners.

 

  • Dysport/Reloxin (an injectable form of Botulinum Toxin Type A) will gain FDA approval and compete with BOTOX

 

  • Men will represent a growing segment of the cosmetic surgery market. February 2008 consumer survey commissioned by ASAPS, 57 percent of men approve of cosmetic surgery, and 20 percent would consider having cosmetic surgery.

 

  • Cosmetic surgery "vacations" will become less popular as educated consumers understand the safety and risk issues associated with surgical procedures and travel.

 

  • The popularity of non surgical and minimally invasive procedures will continue to grow

 

  • Following the trend in increased consumer sophistication regarding healthcare choices, board certification of practitioners, and accreditation of surgical facilities will play an even more important role in choosing a cosmetic surgeon.

 

The 2400 -member American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) is the only plastic surgery organization devoted entirely to the advancement of cosmetic surgery. ASAPS is recognized throughout the world as the authoritative source for cosmetic surgery education. U.S. members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Canadian members are certified in plastic surgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

 

 

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