The rise of Plastic Surgery

ASPSPlastic surgery is anticipated to rise in numbers over the next five years. North America and Europe are dominating the world market due to an increase in aesthetic needs to help the quickly aging population. Minimally visive and invasive surgeries are taking the lead to help enhance and slow the aging process.

Dr. Shienbaum of Brandon Plastic Surgery states, “procedures like the Tummy Tuck and Brazilian Butt Lifts have shown substantial growth over the years”. Whether it is from the increase of social media and cause of more self-image awareness or simply because we are able to further prevent aging with medical and technology advances; some are researching.

With social media, we have noticed many, even males are desiring to be more “appealing”. With the rise in Facebook and Instagram with many celebrities, people have the desire to acquire the same traits as their fellow fame and fortune they might be following. Plastic Surgery gives them that option. A quick plump of the lips or a little bit of a rounder buttock, Plastic Surgeons are here to help. “Social media is fueling our growth with aesthetic procedures!”, says double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Shienbaum.

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has recently released that invasive procedures related to the buttocks, are witnessing an all-time high of most requested procedures. With so many different surgeons able to perform this minimal surgery ASPS assures you do research on choosing the right plastic surgeon.

To learn more about Dr. Shienbaum’s procedures visit his website, or follow us on Instagram! @brandonplasticsurgery

Plastic Surgeons voice in social media

SelfieSince recent rises over the years in the abundance of social media, self-image is more important than ever. Social media goers are asking Plastic Surgeons to have a voice- by educating them more on the education behind cosmetic procedures rather than celebrities and self-promotion. The hashtag #plasticsurgery has nearly 2,900 hits, only 6 percent from actual Plastic Surgeons.

With the number of “likes” preceding over self-worth more and more are looking to plastic surgery to enhance their social media appearance. Cosmetic procedures are on the rise and researchers are relating it to the relevance of social media. Whether it’s a lip injection for the perfect selfie pout or a hand lift for an engagement ring selfie, plastic surgeons are hitting all-time highs of increased cosmetic surgeries performed. Lip injections reached a high in 2015 when the prominent “duck lips selfie” was popular. Good news for those seeking Lip procedures is you can change the shape of your lips as subtly as you want.

As the consumer is seeking out information in their desired procedures they look to the online interphases. They expect to see their plastic surgeon actively involved in the online community. The younger generations are able to relate respectively to more of an online based advertisement before seeking a consultation. They want to see results before they go in for an initial consultation. As patients are searching online; if cosmetic surgeons have a limited online presence the public considers them outdated.

As research continues the public has a noted huge appetite for the truth of evidence based findings. They want to be able to relate to the named procedure. They want to know more facts, and be educated about if it is really the right procedure for them. They are interested in their patient safety and new research. It can be beneficial to a practice to see the surgeons focused on safety and quality throughout their whole procedure.

Botox- the cure for headaches and wrinkles and more?

BotoxBotox injections is FDA approved currently for overactive bladders, chronic migraine headaches, repetitive neck spasms, spastic arm muscles, and more.

Most of these above have to do with muscles. Botox is botulinum toxin type A- Botox functions by stopping muscle contraction by blocking signals at the neuromuscular junction.

What does all this have to do with you? Since the FDA approval of the use of Botox in treating chronic migraines users have {literally} raised eyebrows due to it not being used to treat only muscles anymore.

Botox is now being said to improve your mood- by fighting depression. Everyday expressions of fear, sadness, anger, are all by the corrugator muscle. By injecting Botox into the corrugator muscle or glabella region you can suppress these emotions. When a person is depressed, the corrugator muscle activates. When you quiet the muscle, you quiet the emotions. Studies have been performed as far out as 6 months with a 45-60 percent range of calmed muscles and lower depression rates.

Although using Botox to treat depression is still consider an off-label use, Allergan the company that manufactures Botox is currently in Phase II trials on the effectiveness in the treatment of Botox for depression. We may not know for a while whether Botox can help our current mood, but in the process Botox is approved for the reduction in facial wrinkles and migraines. Hopefully we can find this as a breakthrough discovery as currently over 20 million people suffer from major depression.

In the meantime, visit Dr. Shienbaum to receive Botox injections and fight off aging and migraines! Contact us at (813) 681-5709 or visit our website for more information.

New Year’s Resolution & Plastic Surgery

SelfieWith 2017 already here, many people are quickly jumping in to starting an annual resolution for the upcoming year. Most resolutions are about living a healthier lifestyle specifically; going to the gym, eating cleaner, or losing weight. Sadly, less than 10% of 2016 resolutions were achieved.  What if you had a jump start, or boost of help by plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery cosmetic procedures are rising quickly based on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) 2015 statistics of plastic surgery. With social media being so widely popular individuals are being found more self-conscious of their bodies due to comparing themselves to others. People are becoming more aware of their “selfie” and appearance. Plastic surgery isn’t just something people are considering for aging, young adults, and middle age women are considering breast augmentations, liposuction, Brazilian butt lifts, and more. Adults in their 20s have plastic surgery to obtain a better “selfie” which can enhance their professional lives, especially through social media.

While many New Year’s resolutions are focused on their overall health, plastic surgery can definitely help you get the body you are desiring without the stress and worry for the whole year. When considering plastic surgery to help you achieve your goal, keep a realistic idea of what you are wanting to look like. You cannot expect to look like a certain person on social media, but you CAN expect to look like a better version of yourself.

When consulting with a plastic surgeon, consider the options for the areas that bother you most. Always remember “you get what you pay for”, with plastic surgery. Looking for the cheaper way isn’t always the safest. A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon is ALWAYS recommended by the ASPS.

Plastic Surgery can help you achieve that self-esteem boost you’ve been looking for! What better way to start the New Year with a purpose and higher satisfaction with your self-worth? By considering plastic surgery in helping to achieve your New Year’s resolution is a great start to 2017.

Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks, Liposuction, Breast Augmentation, Brazilian Butt Lifts, and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay