I just returned from the ASAPS (American Society of Aetsthetic Plastic Surgeons) meeting in Las Vegas. It was a good meeting and re-affirmed my basic approaches to most things. Namely, in order to get a natural result in any cosmetic procedure, whether it is breast augmentation, browlift, facelift or tummy tuck, the plan should be based on things that work. I’m all for innovation and in fact was one of the first in Baltimore to perform laser resurfacing and other cosmetic laser procedures. On the other hand there is a lot of emphasis these days on marketing the “latest and greatest” non-invasive method to do everything. This includes fractional resurfacing, laser liposuction, and laser lipolysis. At this moment in time these modalities work more in theory than on the patient. It seems that you can expect about a 30% response rate. This translates into meaning that the biggest risk of these procedures is a financial one. So if you don’t mind the possibility of throwing your money away then there is very little down side.Â
Oh well, that’s it for now.