by Dr. Edward Kole
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons® the overall number of plastic surgeries in 2020 is less than it was in 2019. These statistics do not come as much of a shock, being that the industry suffered through Covid-19 shutdowns like everyone else.
Now that the world is reopening, people are scheduling popular plastic surgery procedures that will make them look and feel better. Dr. Edward Kole, board certified plastic surgeon in Bucks County, PA has performed thousands of surgeries. He is ready to answer all your questions about plastic surgery and help you make the best decision for you.
Facial enhancements, nose surgery, eyelid surgery, breast augmentation, male breast removal tummy tucks and liposuction make up the most popular plastic surgery procedures in recent years and they are expected to hold their popularity into the new year.
Nose jobs, eyelid surgeries, and facelifts were the top three most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in 2020. It is safe to say that facial surgeries are a common Plastic surgery in Bucks County PA.
Also known as rhinoplasty, nose jobs have been holding their spot on the list of popular plastic surgery procedures for decades. In general, a nose job reshapes the nose to look more balanced on the face.
A plastic surgeon, like Dr. Edward S. Kole can make your nose smaller or refine the shape more to your liking. If the nose job is recommended by a doctor to correct a deviated septum and improve the patient’s ability to breathe, it may be covered by insurance.
The medical terminology for eyelid surgery is blepharoplasty. This type of surgery is most common for cosmetic purposes, but can be considered a medical procedure as well in some cases. For example, if the sagging skin around the eyelid is impairing their vision.
People who seek cosmetic blepharoplasty are often striving to look younger. The thin skin of eyelids is often among the first to sag as we age and the undereye bags and wrinkles also pronounce themselves with age.
Platysmaplasty is the medically correct term for a neck lift. The neck is another area that begins to sag and droop as we age. Plastic surgeons tighten up the neck muscles to give patients a younger-looking neck.
A facelift or a rhytidectomy tightens up the skin of the face to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by aging. It’s not unusual for patients who get a facelift to also schedule other facial enhancement procedures to be done at the same time as the facelift.
If you are unsure about which facial surgeries will give you the overall result you are looking for, consult with your surgeon before scheduling. An excellent plastic surgeon like Dr. Kole will listen to your goals and concerns and recommend the procedure that is best for you.
Breast Augmentation and Male Chest Alterations
Many patients, both male and female, are looking to have work done on their chest. Whether the goal is to make their breasts bigger or smaller, breast and chest alterations are extremely popular across the board.
The goal of a breast augmentation is to make the breasts larger and more equally proportionate using implants. Talk to Dr. Kole to decide what size implants are best for you.
In addition to different sizes, there are also different types of implants. It is important to know the differences between silicone and saline implants before scheduling your breast augmentation.
There are many different options when it comes to breast lifts. Choosing the right procedure will depend on the patient’s body type and the overall look they are going for. Depending on their breast size, skin elasticity, and a number of other variables, Dr. Kole will recommend the breast lift to give you the best results.
Excessively large breasts can actually cause shoulder, back, and neck problems. That is why most insurance companies will cover breast reductions. By removing breast tissue, fat, and skin, a breast reduction can drastically improve a patient’s comfort and ability.
The condition that causes male breasts to become enlarged is known as gynecomastia. Many men have enlarged breasts and, most often, they feel embarrassed by it.
Gynecomastia treatment is, essentially, a male breast reduction. It is a very common plastic surgery procedure among men.
There are a number of body contouring plastic surgeries, but these two popular procedures are on the top of the list.
Every person is unique, from the way they look on the outside to the genetic makeup on the inside. Some people, no matter how hard they try, can’t lose weight in the areas they would like. Liposuction is the removal of fat cells to help patients lose weight in the right areas.
There are some requirements for liposuction that you should discuss with your plastic surgeon if you are considering the procedure. If you are planning to schedule your plastic surgery in Bucks County, Dr. Kole will be happy to review these requirements with you.
The proper name for a tummy tuck is abdominoplasty. This plastic surgery procedure involves the removal of excess skin and tightening of the muscles in the abdominal region.
Regardless of the popular plastic surgery procedure you choose, it is important to feel comfortable with and confident in your plastic surgeon. If you are interested in learning more about plastic surgery, you can schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Kole at his office at 215-354-1010.