Friday, September 7, 2007

New Plastic Surgery Trend

Last year, plastic surgeons collected fees of $1.3 billion for Botox, $1 billion for nose jobs and $750 million for liposuction. But the number of nose jobs and liposuction procedures has decreased over the past five years. The fastest-growing procedures in plastic surgery aren't such mere tune-ups; rather, they're major operations in which surgeons literally cut
away pounds of flesh.

Each is intended to deal with the often unsightly and sometimes unhealthy aftereffects of gastric bypass surgery, a procedure in which part of the stomach is tied off to reduce the amount that patients eat. Patients can loose hundreds of pounds after the operation, but their skin remains stretched out, often becoming a lose and baggy apron. "It's like taking the air out of a balloon," says Berish Strauch, academic chair and professor of plastic surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center.

1 comment:

Beth the Blogger said...

How about trying exercise, portion control and making better choices and putting these drs. out of business.