Posts Tagged ‘ ASAPS ’

Hot Topics and New Treatments in Cosmetic Medicine

I’m writing you from my hotel room in New York City, where I’m attending the annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This is the meeting where plastic surgeons gather from around the country and the world to learn new techniques and get the latest scoop on exciting things to come. Thought […]


Avoid These At All Costs

Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed yours and are staying warm during this crazy cold spell across the country. While I was walking my dogs tonight (both dressed in their coats), I came up with an interesting idea to send you. Here is a list of my “Avoid At All Costs” for holistic plastic […]


Annual Meeting of the Aesthetic Society – San Francisco, CA

I’m writing this post as I’m stuck in the middle seat on an airplane flying from San Francisco back home to Detroit.  I’ve spent the past couple days at the annual Aesthetic Meeting, a massive conference organized by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and attended by thousands of the top cosmetic plastic surgeons in the world.  My trip this […]


Official 2013 Plastic Surgery Statistics – Most Plastic Surgery Since the Great Recession

The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently released its annual plastic surgery statistics from the year before.  Here are some highlights: ·         There was a 6.5% increase in the total number of surgical procedures performed last year as compared to 2012. Almost 2 million procedures were performed among the core group last year ·         Americans […]


2013 in Plastic Surgery: Year of the Butt and Labiaplasty?

Last year was the Year of the Butt. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there was a 58% increase in buttock enhancement surgery in 2013 compared to the year before. This operation had the largest gains of all cosmetic procedures for the year. So why are so many Americans undergoing surgery to […]


Should You Trust Your Doctor?

Here is my latest article on CNN.com.  It’s inspired by a recent local story about a hematologist who allegedly misdiagnosed patients with cancer so he could charge for their chemotherapy. Most of us assume that our doctors are trustworthy. They undergo a minimum of seven years of postgraduate schooling, pass rigorous tests and are responsible […]




The Present And Future Of Breast Enhancement

Here is my latest article in the Huffington Post: The statistics are in.  2012 is officially the year of the silicone breast implant. Every year the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) publishes annual cosmetic surgery statistics from the year before.  The numbers released on Tuesday, March 12th reveal that breast augmentation is the […]


ASAPS Releases Plastic Surgery Statistics for 2011

From the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS): NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2012) – The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) today released their 15thannual multi-specialty procedural statistics. The Aesthetic Society, which has collected plastic surgery procedural statistics since 1997, says the overall number of cosmetic procedures has increased 197 percent since […]