2013 Trends in Plastic Surgery
Trends in plastic surgery for 2013 can be gleaned from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery statistical report for 2012. Dr. Widder discusses the findings in the annual report and confirms the trend of increased buttock augmentation in his own practice.
Q: As the “D.C. Butt Doctor,” what are your thoughts on the new report from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS)?
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery just released its 16th annual multi-specialty procedural statistics. The report came out in March and basically points to the fact that cosmetic procedures are very much on the rise. Something in the vicinity of ten million cosmetic procedures, surgical and nonsurgical, were conducted in 2012.
I’ve been a cosmetic surgeon for over 25 years and I specialize in buttock augmentation. I have witnessed a definite rise in requests for this procedure over the last decade. I am happy to say that my particular buttock implant technique is very effective and that has led it to being sought after, even by some you might call the Washington elite. ASAPS lists butt augmentation as one of last year’s top 20 procedures. That makes sense to me. Their findings, and my personal experience over the last 10 years are in agreement that butt implants are done more often than ever. That indicates the overall increasing demand for this enhancement.
Q: Do you think your practice is going with the other trends ASAPS reported?
Yes, it seems like I am on the same trend. I’ve been doing a lot of breast augmentations, liposuction, and tummy tucks (abdominoplasty). ASAPS also found these to be among the most frequent cosmetic procedures as of 2012. I have a very safe, private facility where I perform these procedures regularly.
Q: Now that more and more people are seeking cosmetic surgery, do you have any advice for those who are ready to choose a doctor?
It is really important to check your doctor’s credentials. With the growing demand, there are a lot of untrained “doctors” out there who prey on unsuspecting patients. I am certified by the American board of plastic surgery since 1989. I am member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), and the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
After credentials, attitude is also key. My main goal is to stay attuned to patient’s needs. That is one of the reasons I became the only plastic surgeon in Northern Virginia who offers buttock implants. So many men and women are seeking the perfect posterior. It is my goal to give the people what they want.
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