Dr. Zeff Discusses Most Common Plastic Surgery Procedure
The most recent statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) show the three most performed cosmetic plastic surgery procedures in 2010 were breast augmentation, liposuction, and blepharoplasty. At his New Hampshire plastic surgery practice, Dr. Richard Zeff adds tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty to this list of most popular procedures for his patients.
In a year that saw a 9% increase in the overall number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed, the latest report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) lists breast augmentation, liposuction, and blepharoplasty as the three most common procedures in 2010. As Dr. Richard Zeff returns from the annual ASAPS meeting in Boston, he discusses the increase in cosmetic enhancement procedures, and the correlation between national statistics and the number of procedures he performs as a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Hampshire.
The total number of procedures performed in 2010 totaled more than 9.3 million, which Dr. Zeff says should come as no surprise considering the fact that over half of all Americans now approve of cosmetic surgery. After attending the annual ASAPS meeting, he adds that he expects this approval rating to continue to increase, as new procedures are developed to meet the growing demand.
Since 1997, the number of cosmetic procedures performed has increased more than 155%, due mainly to the surge in popularity of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures. However, Dr. Zeff points out that in the last year nonsurgical procedures performed declined, while surgical procedures such as liposuction and breast augmentation continued to increase at a steady rate. Regardless of the rate at which the plastic surgery industry expands, he says the dedication to patient safety and technological innovation highlighted at this year’s ASAPS conference should continue to support this type of steady growth and overall approval of cosmetic plastic surgery.
About Richard Zeff, MD
Dr. Richard Zeff earned his medical degree from the University of Miami. He then completed his general surgery residency in Des Moines, IA after completing his surgical internship at New York University Bellevue Hospital, followed by a plastic surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center. Dr. Zeff is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the New Hampshire Medical Society.
Dr. Zeff’s Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery practice is located at 137 Portsmouth Ave. in Stratham, NH 03885, and can be reached at (603) 775-7444 as well as online online at drzeff.com or the Plastic Surgery New Hampshire – Dr. Richard Zeff Facebook page.