Plastic Surgery Trends for 2016

It is a trend that is undeniable. The popularity of plastic surgery continues to increase. In 2015, more than 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed, according to the annual report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. That is a whopping 115 percent increase since 2000 and an impressive 2…

Plastic Surgery Innovations with 3D Printing

Many people have been amazed at the new applications engineers have been finding for 3D printing such as sleek and precision engineered parts for fantastic sports cars, and now 3D printing has been utilized in plastic surgery to help reconstruct the human body and save lives. Recently in China an innovative and highly skilled plastic…

Vote for Dr. Shahram Salemy as the “Best Plastic Surgeon” in King 5 Best of Western Washington Poll

Seattle Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shahram Salemy is nominated in the 2015 Best of Western Washington “Best Plastic Surgeon” poll. This year marks his 4th straight nomination in 4 years. The Best of Western Washington poll is conducted annually by King 5 featuring local businesses in over 200 categories as determined by your votes. Show your…

Untrained Doctors Are Calling Themselves Cosmetic Surgeons

Many doctors performing cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States are not actually cosmetic surgeons. With the surging popularity of cosmetic surgery, physicians who are not trained in cosmetic surgery are offering cosmetic surgery procedures.  These physicians include dermatologists, family practitioners, gynecologists, dentists and radiologists. While they are medical doctors, they lack the specialized training and…

Cases of Botched Bargain Plastic Surgery Are On The Rise

Demand for public surgery continues to increase as a growing number of people seek to improve their self-confidence levels and their body image with a more sculpted physique and youthful appearance. Unfortunately, as more people seek plastic surgery, some are turning to bargain procedures from unqualified providers who lack proper training in plastic surgery. When…

Top Facial Plastic Surgery Trends for 2015

What trends will shape facial plastic surgery in 2015? According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the number of cosmetic procedures will continue to increase in 2015 thanks to a strengthening economy, growing consumer awareness and an increasing acceptance of the safety of today’s cosmetic treatments. When it comes to…

Stem Cells in Plastic Surgery?

When it comes to advertisements of cosmetic procedures that claim to use stem cells, potential patients should be very wary. Stem cells may hold incredible potential for cosmetic use, but at the moment, “the marketplace is saturated with unsubstantiated and sometimes fraudulent claims that may place patients at risk,” according to the authors of a…

Top Plastic Surgery Trends

Technological advances are playing a major role in shaping current trends in plastic surgery. New products and techniques in both surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are giving plastic surgeons an increasing array of tools to employ as they aid their patients in achieving the leaner, firmer bodies and more youthful appearances that they desire.…

A Lift Can Give You a Lift!

With dramatically high numbers of aesthetic plastic surgery procedures being performed, it is an affirmation of the field of plastic surgery that recent studies show 87% of patients were satisfied with their aesthetic surgery, including an overall improvement in confidence; 97% said they would recommend surgery to others; and 93% said they would do it…

Not All Plastic Surgeons are Created Equal

“Plastic surgeons say…doing delicate facial cosmetic surgery takes specific training that only they receive.” – CBS News “Eye on America” Though many claim the qualifications to perform certain plastic procedures, only ASPS Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons have undergone the proper training and education to provide for the highest levels of patient safety. When it comes to…