One Florida-based plastic surgeon’s enthusiasm is proving to be contagious among a great many fans and potential patients, according to a recent article on Vanity Fair. In fact, as the article explains, more than a few of his patients are comfortable with having snippets of their procedures broadcast to more than 800,000 Snapchat fans. Commenting on this trend, Dr. Michael Salzhauer, also known as Dr. Miami, notes that, “people have never seen these surgeries before…I remember the first time I saw one, I was mesmerized.” This phenomenon is evidence that plastic surgery has become greatly destigmatized in recent years, and it shows how open and interested people are when it comes to cosmetic procedures. The medical group explains some of the procedures that have been widely growing in popularity, helped in no small part by the social media revolution:
Brazilian butt lift – Curves that announce themselves proudly have had an impact on fashion and style trends in recent years, and more and more women are seeking out procedures to gain firmness and volume in their behinds. Patients electing to have this procedure typically elect the fat transfer technique known popularly as the Brazilian butt lift, in which the plastic surgeon collects the patient’s own fat through liposuction, often from the waist, stomach, or thighs. The collected fat is then purified and incorporated into the buttock area via a series of injections. Because the fat is from the patient’s own body, there is very little risk of complication, which helps to ensure that the attractive and voluminous results are going to last.
Tummy tuck – All too often, even exercise aficionados find that excess skin and fat tends to collect in the abdominal area. Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, are sought out by a great many women, as well as men, to eliminate stubborn belly fat and provide for a more balanced and attractive overall figure. The procedure is also elected by people who have undergone dramatic weight loss who wish to remove the ensuing flabby skin. What’s more, tummy tucks are often the cornerstone of a suite of procedures known as a mommy makeover, intended to correct many of the less than desirable effects of pregnancy on a woman’s figure.