|By Marketwired .||
|August 7, 2014 08:03 AM EDT||
ORLANDO, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 08/07/14 -- The 2013 plastic surgery statistics report was recently released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), providing a detailed look inside the trends of surgical and minimally invasive treatments in the U.S. Dr. James A. Matas, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Orlando, finds the procedural rankings for the nation to be consistent with the procedures he performs most often at his practice. He recognizes the trends to be a direct impact of two factors influenced by the economy: cost and downtime.
The top three surgical procedures, as revealed by ASPS, were breast augmentation (290,000), nose reshaping (221,000), and eyelid surgery (216,000). For cosmetic minimally invasive procedures, botulinum toxin type A took first place (6.3 million) followed by soft tissue fillers (2.2 million) and chemical peels (1.2 million). As mentioned in his blog post, "ASPS Releases Top Plastic Surgery Procedures of 2013," Dr. Matas believes these procedures ranked most popular because they are of a relatively moderate cost, allowing more people to afford them utilizing limited discretionary income.
In addition to the cost of plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Matas acknowledges the recovery period to be a major deciding factor for patients. He says that many people cannot afford to take much time off work, requiring them to select a procedure with little downtime. This, he notes, is a major reason why cosmetic minimally invasive procedures, specifically, reached an all-time high of 13.4 million last year.
With continuous advancements being made in plastic surgery, Dr. Matas says patients can expect better results than ever before. He does warn, however, that patients should seek a qualified professional for their procedure -- board certification for a plastic surgeon and medical licensure for an aesthetician. By doing so, Dr. Matas believes people are more likely to undergo safe procedures that can help them achieve their aesthetic goals.
About James A. Matas, MD
Dr. Matas has been practicing plastic surgery for more than 30 years. He earned his medical degree from the University of Miami followed by extensive internship, residency, and fellowship trainings. Dr. Matas is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Matas is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. James Matas and the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery, visit yournewlook.com or facebook.com/pages/Dr-James-A-Matas-Advanced-Centre-for-Plastic-Surgery/202214226477819.
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