This month, we’re trying something a little different with our plastic surgery blogs. We always bring you the latest and greatest in plastic surgery news, but sometimes it’s best to get the information right from the horse’s mouth. For that reason, we’re looking at a few of the best blogs for plastic surgery news in the past month or so. Let’s take a look at what’s trending and newsworthy in the month of June!
Trending Procedures in 2016
The blog from the website at Minneapolis Plastic Surgery this month shares some great information about what procedures are trending this year. The blog spends some time discussing what new plastic surgery procedures are hitting the scene (butt lift is incredibly popular this year) and what’s been building for a while (Botox). We also like this blog because they take some time to discuss what trends we maybe shouldn’t be taken in by. It’s one of the best guides to trending procedures in 2016 that we’ve seen.
As the blog says,
“It’s hard to tell precisely what will be popular ten or fifteen years from now. However, there’s no doubt that patients will still want to exert control over the way their bodies look and feel. There will always be new trends in plastic surgery—but it’s important to make sure those trendy new procedures really deliver.”
This isn’t to say that all trends are bad—simply that you shouldn’t go with the trend because it’s a trend. You should go with the procedure that suits your desired results the best, whether that’s a trend or not.
Breast Lift and Breast Reduction at the Same Time?
Another blog that we liked this month answers a question we’ve had for a long time: is it a good idea to get a breast lift and a breast reduction at the same time? According to the blog posted at the website of South Shore Plastic Surgery, the answer is an unequivocal yes (assuming your surgeon thinks it’s a good idea, of course). According to the blog post:
“Getting both procedures at the same time also has the benefit of making the recovery as efficient as possible. Rather than going through two recovery periods (lasting a few weeks each), patients can simply go through one recovery period. In fact, the entire process becomes more efficient and, therefore, saves the patient costs (not only in terms of recovery, but also in terms of anesthesia, hospital expenses, care expenses and so on).”
This makes a lot of sense. In fact, I think that in most cases surgeons would combine procedures where possible in order to maximize the efficiencies of recovery. There are limits to this, of course—your body only has so much recovery energy. Still, breast lift and breast reduction procedures are performed routinely together, so if you have questions about them, you should definitely ask your surgeon.
Liposuction or Tummy Tuck?
When it comes to getting rid of belly fat, there’s a lot of confusion out there whether liposuction is the best way to go or if you should consider a tummy tuck. Luckily, there’s a blog from Milwaukee Plastic Surgery that clears this up a bit. According to the blog, liposuction is used if you want to get rid of fat, where as tummy tuck is used if you want to get rid of excess tissue. As is the case with breast lift and breast reduction, for certain patients these procedures are performed together. According to the blog,
“Patients who come in wanting to be “beach ready” often have similar requests. They tend to be mostly concerned with the belly area. Either there is too much excess skin, areas of fat won’t go away, or there are stretch marks that are too obvious. There are surgical solutions to each of these problems. In fact, these three problems are most often addressed by two separate procedures (though they are sometimes performed concurrently): Liposuction and tummy tuck. While they are often conflated, each of these procedures is actually designed to do something different from the other.”
If you have questions about liposuction or tummy tuck procedures the best place to find answers is, you guessed it, your plastic surgeon.
We’ll Keep You Updated
We’re always on the lookout for more plastic surgery blogs, and we’ll keep you updated about the news coming out of the plastic surgery world in our next plastic surgery blog roundup.