Dr. Salem Samra returns from Aesthetica 2016

Dr. Salem Samra returns from Aesthetica 2016

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Dr. Salem Samra spent the last three days in Washington, D.C. at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Aesthetica 2016″ Meeting. There he spent time learning directly from national and international experts about the latest techniques in cosmetic plastic surgery, including: breast augmentation, facial rejuvenation, migraine surgery, body contouring, Brazilian butt lift, rhinoplasty, and nonsurgical aesthetic techniques. All of these procedures and more are offered at the Samra Group. Book your consultation today!

Spike in Patients Starting Off New Year with Plastic Surgery

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According to a new report from TIME, cosmetic procedures soar at this time of year, and the “gifting” of plastic surgery is reportedly a rising holiday season trend.

According to plastic surgeons cited in an ABC News report, the gifting of cosmetic surgery is up 20% to 35%, depending on the procedure and practice. Likewise, an Elle.com post called on plastic surgeons reporting that sales of gift cards—often for $150 to $200, which cover low-cost procedures like medical-grade peels—have undergone a “dramatic increase.”

Read the full story on TIME.

Breast Enhancement Using Your Own Fat: No Longer Just A Fantasy

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It is the cosmetic treatment many women have dreamed of – taking the fat from their hips and thighs and redistributing it to their breasts. Research on the safety and efficacy of this procedure is continuing to further evaluate benefits and risks. While there are currently no statistics on the popularity of lipoinjection to the breast, the 2012 statistics from The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery show that fat transfer, as a whole, has grown in popularity almost 90% since 1997, nearly 72,000 fat transfer procedures were performed in 2012 – up from 38,000 in 1997.

Read the full news story here.

How surgeons build new breasts

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Actress Angelina Jolie recently announced in a New York Times op-ed article that she underwent a preventive double mastectomy to prevent cancer. The actress had another surgery to reconstruct her breasts using implants.

“There have been many advances in this procedure in the last few years, and the results can be beautiful,” Jolie wrote in her op-ed piece for The New York Times.

Breast reconstruction is not right for everyone, says CNN contributor Dr. Anthony Youn, a plastic surgeon in Detroit. But studies have shown that women who undergo immediate reconstruction following a mastectomy benefit psychologically.

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Breast Augmentation Patients Report High Satisfaction Rates

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Ninety-eight percent of women undergoing breast augmentation surgery say the results met or exceeded their expectations, according to a prospective outcome study published in the May issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Women also report improvements in self-esteem and quality of life after breast augmentation, according to the study by ASPS Member Surgeon Dr. Eric Swanson, a plastic surgeon in private practice in Leawood, Kan. The study adds high-quality information regarding expected outcomes after breast augmentation-including recovery time and psychological benefits.

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Most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in 2012

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In 2012, over 10 million cosmetic surgical and nonsurgical procedures were performed by the board certified doctors in the United States, according to recent statistics released by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).

Breast augmentation has regained its status in 2012 as the leading surgical procedure in the United States after slipping back into second position in 2011. There were 369,928 breast augmentations performed in 2012 compared with 316,848 in 2011.

Liposuction had 313,011 procedures in 2012 compared with 325,332 procedures in 2011.

Facelifts went from 116,086 procedures in 2011 to 119,006 procedures in 2012. Botox is still the leader of the pack, skyrocketing from 2,619,739 procedures in 2011 to 3,257,913 procedures in 2012.

Rhinoplasty also had a healthy increase, from 126,107 procedures in 2011 to 143,801 procedures in 2012.

Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) had significant growth, from 17,645 procedures in 2011 to 22,736 in 2012.

Read the full news here and complete cosmetic surgery statistics here.

Silicone Breast Implants Make a Comeback

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Since silicone breast implants were re-approved in 2006 by the Food and Drug Administration, their use has grown exponentially in breast augmentations. Fox News reports that new statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show that 72 percent of all breast implants are now silicone. That’s a drastic change from just 19 percent in 2006.

According to Fox News, there have been a lot of changes made to silicone breast implants. The shape and sizing has improved to produce a better contour.

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