Cosmetic surgery is an ever-changing medical field, and it’s often hard to determine what will happen next. Some innovations come as complete surprises. For example, approximately one decade ago, liposuction treatments were fairly standardized.

Now, both you and your surgeon have a multitude of options when it comes to fat-loss procedures. Technologies like SmartLipo offer less downtime for you, as well as more control for your doctor.

The number of lipo procedures continues to increase, and that seems to be one trend that will continue in the foreseeable future. Below, you’ll find two more trends we don’t see dissipating any time soon.

If you’re interested in cosmetic surgery, contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. David Shafer. Dr. Shafer is double-board certified and highly trained in a variety of procedures. He also prides himself on staying on the cutting edge of cosmetic surgery, so you can be sure to find the newest, most effective treatments at Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York.

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  1. Combined Cosmetic Surgery Procedures

    The Cosmetic Surgery Times reports that combining treatments to maximize results is a relatively new trend. Undergoing two procedures simultaneously holds many benefits for patients. For example, you can recover from both at the same time, so you won’t be taking extra time away from work and other responsibilities.

    You’ll also be able to reach your goals in a shorter amount of time. However, combining procedures is a delicate and complicated process. It requires a high degree of skill, so it’s especially important to find a well-trained, qualified surgeon.

    One of the most common types of combined treatments is the “mommy makeover,” which uses some combination of lipo, breast lift and tummy tuck to help recent mothers regain their pre-pregnancy bodies.

  2. Fat Transfers

    Until recently, the fat that surgeons removed during lipo would go to waste. However, researchers saw an opportunity in the fact that many women who chose liposuction also wanted either breast or buttock augmentation.

    Fat transfer offers patients the ability to tone areas that are prone to carry fat, such as the hips and tummy, and to add volume to other, more desirable areas. Of course, there are both pros and cons to this procedure. Fat transfer is less invasive than other augmentations, and many people like the idea of using a more natural substance to add volume. However, it is limited to small increases in size. If you’re looking to increase your breast size by more than one cup measurement, augmentation will offer better results.

If you’re interested in fat transfers or combined procedures, why not arrange a consultation with Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York? We offer a full range of both surgical and non-invasive cosmetic treatments, and we’ve built a sterling reputation in New York, as well as across the country.

To speak with Dr. Shafer about your cosmetic surgery goals, call us today at 212.888.7770.