Gender-neutral plastic surgeries are growing more popular, according to one well-known plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles, California. Recently, Dr Alexander Rivkin, who pioneered the ‘Five-Minute Non-Surgical Nose Job’, has been noticing patients veering away from extreme femininity and masculinity and moving in favour of a more androgynous look. For women, instead of slopes and softening, he is seeing more requests for sharp angles with straight jawlines and noses while men are requesting more lip and cheekbone enhancement. Using a combination of Botox and precisely placed filler, Dr Rivkin says clients are looking for a more modern, custom-tailored look that appears to be gender fluid in appearance.
"As the Brazilian butt lift continues to grow in popularity, plastic surgeons around the world are looking for answers on how to perform it safely and effectively," comments Dr. Rodrigo Rosique. "We wanted to share our Brazilian perspective on the critical steps for this procedure – highlighting the need to avoid fat injection directly into the gluteal muscle to prevent potentially serious complications."
Today many cosmetic surgeons would pair photos from Analyze My Face with artificial intelligence to create a 3D rendering of their patients face that realistically portrays movement and expression. Their tools would then analyze their features and and tell them the percentage increases in attractiveness they could achieve for each recommended surgery.
Did the year run out faster than you expected and now you’re behind in the numbers you forecasted? Perhaps you had a slow summer and Fall didn’t pick up like it usually does, or pick up enough to get you back on track. Maybe your key revenue-generating staff member left and took some of your patients with them!
2019 was an exciting year for body sculpting, a time focused on selfies and social media and a year of cosmetic self-reflection, driven by the controversy around buttock augmentation and the breast implant recall. So, what will 2020 bring? We asked aesthetic physicians and surgeons to share their thoughts on this past year’s highlights and what’s to come. Here’s what they had to say.
Jean Carruthers, MD, FRCSC, FRC(OPHTH), remembers the ‘A-ha!’ moment when she realized that neuromodulators could transform cosmetic medicine. It was the 1980s, and Dr. Carruthers wasn’t a cosmetic physician.
80-90% of women have cellulite¹, therefore it is not surprising that the demand for treatment with proven results is huge. In fact, it has now been reported that the Cellulite Treatment Market is expected to exceed more than US$ 2.0 Billion by 2024.²
Having a successful practice that produces great results for patients and has long-term retention rates is something every aesthetic practice strives for. I wish I could tell you that I have magic fairy dust that can be sprinkled on your practice to guarantee success.
Do you recognize this character? You have likely met them at every trade show… All they want to do is talk about their business and what they sell. They can’t wait to show you a demo and capture your email address so they can continue selling to you later. If they ask you questions about yourself, it’s only because it helps them sell to you. They are not really interested in you.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) is a biological product defined as a portion of the plasma fraction of autologous blood with a platelet concentration above the baseline. It is obtained from the blood of an individual collected before centrifugation. PRP has been utilized for enhancing the condition of the body since the 1970s and is growing increasingly popular.