Reader Laura on International Plastic Surgery Trends

Reader Laura Question:

A recent study showed South Korea as the place where people are most likely to have plastic surgery with the US in fourth place. It lists Botox and breast augmentation as the most common procedures being done. Are these the most common procedure that your patients request?

Plastic surgery trends vary between practices as much as they do between nations and as we’ve discussed before not all practitioners are plastic surgeons. I am a “breast and body” surgeon, so my cosmetic requests include more in this line: breast implant cases, liposuction, tummy tucks are the like.

And despite the international trend towards non invasive procedures, many of these are done by non plastic surgeons due to lesser cost. I believe in moderation anyway and offer these as support for current clients more than anything else :)

Best Regards,

John Di Saia MD