A team of researchers recently surveyed a select group of members from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) to find out what plastic surgeons really think about certain procedures, and which ones they prefer to have themselves.
The survey asked plastic surgeons to gauge their level of interest on different procedures including minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, to more extensive surgical procedures such as liposuction and breast implants.
Over 270 plastic surgeons responded to the survey, and several indicated that they have had some type of surgery or cosmetic improvement themselves. Survey results show that the most popular procedures that plastic surgeons have undergone include laser hair removal, Botox, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, leg vein laser treatments and laser skin resurfacing.
Female plastic surgeons outnumbered male surgeons in the number of minimally invasive procedures, but a higher percentage of male plastic surgeons reported having cosmetic procedures compared to the men in the general population, reports American Health and Beauty.
Among the most sought-after surgical procedures by the plastic surgery community were liposuction and breast enhancement procedures.
Prospective patients who are considering plastic or cosmetic surgery may find the results of this survey helpful when making their final decisions. According to the survey, many physicians and surgeons are comfortable with undergoing many of today’s popular minimally invasive procedures such as Botox, lasers skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels. These procedures are readily available at many medical spas and cosmetic surgery centers around the country, and must be performed by a licensed esthetician, doctor or specialist.
Since many physicians have the opportunity to evaluate these procedures in detail before getting the treatment themselves, patients may have more confidence about certain procedures. Still, it’s important to learn as much as possible about the medical center or specialist performing the treatment before getting into the doctor’s chair. Review common questions and answers and learn about how the procedure or treatment works so you can make the most informed decision.