5 Popular Cosmetic Procedures for 2022
Longevita, the UK’s leading brand for cosmetic procedures abroad, recently completed research on the most requested and popular cosmetic procedures leading into the 2022 new year. Below are some of the most popular procedures, all of which Dr. Wright and his team can help you with as you start the new year out fresh! And don’t forget about our Preferred Patient Program! Membership provides patients with a monthly skin analysis by one of our highly skilled medical aestheticians. Their thorough skin analysis will determine the appropriate skin treatment you’ll need to meet your individual needs. We offer two options, the Preferred Patient Program and Preferred Patient Program Plus.
Brazilian Butt Lift
While it is not a new procedure in the world of cosmetic alterations, the Brazilian buttock augmentation, often referred to as the Brazilian butt lift, has gained popularity in recent years amongst a growing faction looking to recontour their posterior figure. What was once viewed as a procedure exclusive to celebrity status has made its way into mainstream society and is sought after by those looking to redefine their physical appearance for a more personally pleasing profile.
Candidates for Brazilian buttock augmentation are often looking to improve their shape which is genetically inclined towards a less-full appearance. Others may seek treatment as a way to enhance contouring that has been diminished due to significant weight loss. Still, others seek out augmentation as a way to enhance their figure when diet and exercise have proved inadequate. Whatever the reasons a patient is considering buttock augmentation, in general, it is highly recommended that prospective patients be in good health and maintain an active lifestyle prior to treatment to ensure the most successful results.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The tummy tuck requires a far more invasive approach. Here, the patient receives a large incision above the pubic region from hip bone to hip bone exposing the patient’s abdominal wall so the abdominal muscles can be sutured together in a tighter arrangement. After the abdominal muscles have been sutured together, the skin is then pulled down until it is tight, and any excess skin on the lower part of the abdomen is trimmed away. In cases where there is a large amount of excess skin on the lower abdomen, a tummy tuck can be the preferred treatment.
This procedure can cause significant scarring, heavy swelling, and an unusual appearance of the belly button region. The recovery is longer and usually, it takes at least 6- 8 weeks before patients are ready to resume normal activities. Alternatively, Dr. Wright’s team can help you explore options that are less invasive, less expensive, and can still help you reach your goals!
Scarless Breast Reduction
There’s been a lot of buzz lately over the idea of a Scarless Breast Reduction and if it is truly “scarless”. This is a catchy phrase, but it isn’t really describing a new technique. Instead, Scarless Breast Reduction refers to the idea of using liposuction as a tool for breast reduction and combining it with skin tightening rather than the traditional open surgical approach to breast reduction. Is this method really that effective, and can it help with lift?
Scarless Breast Reduction is usually a combination of two procedures, liposuction and skin tightening. The liposuction as discussed above removes fat from the breasts. This results in lighter or less heavy breasts, which gives a small but noticeable lift to the breasts. The second part of the scarless breast lift is a minimally invasive skin tightening. In the last 5-10 years, a new and potentially game-changing skin tightening technology called Renuvion has been developed.
This technology uses Radio Frequency energy combined with Helium gas to create brief plasma energy that safely tightens tissue. The Renuvion cannula goes through the same small puncture holes that are created for the liposuction and it delivers the plasma energy evenly through the subcutaneous tissue, which sets into motion a cascade of processes that lead to tightening of the subcutaneous tissue over the next six to twelve months. So, yes! Scarless Breast Reduction does lift and reduce breast tissue.
Many of Dr. Wright’s patients inquire about breast enlargement through a fat transfer. The decision to undergo a cosmetic fat transfer is a highly personal choice based on both medical and aesthetic preferences. Many patients who elect to have this procedure done appreciate the authentic feel of the results as natural tissue is used to contour the body in place of silicone or saline.
Similarly, many patients choose to have a cosmetic fat transfer as a means of boosting confidence in their appearance. An improved sense of self-confidence can often lead to improvements in other areas of life as well. Before you decide to undergo treatment, be sure to contact the team at the St. Louis Laser Lipo and Vein Center to schedule an initial consultation. We believe in customized treatment plans and are here to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
Liposuction is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures in the United States; as such, chances are you’ve asked yourself (or are asking yourself) the simple question: “Should I get liposuction?” But there can misconceptions when it comes to reasons for opting for the procedure and whether liposuction will produce results as desired.
When considering whether to undergo liposuction or any other type of cosmetic surgery; there are definitely right and wrong reasons for having liposuction performed on your body, which we’ve outlined below.
Wrong Reason: You want to lose weight without the hassle of diet and exercise.
Contrary to popular belief, liposuction is not intended to treat obesity or replace a regimen of maintaining a proper diet and exercising regularly. The benefits of liposuction do not extend so far! Instead, it is designed to improve the body’s shape by removing unwanted deposits of fat from localized areas of the body that may have still retained fat in spite of the person leading a healthy lifestyle, such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, buttocks, and upper arms.
Right Reason: You exercise on a regular basis and eat nutritious, healthy food, but there are stubborn areas of your body that still have pockets of unwanted fat.
Our bodies are unique; sometimes, no matter how successful we are at dieting and exercising, they want to retain their shape in certain places. Liposuction should only be used as a last resort after you’ve established a healthy lifestyle that you can maintain even after surgery. In fact, doing so is essential in maintaining the results of your surgery! Only elect for liposuction if you are prepared to work to keep up with the results
Dr. Wright and his team are here to assist you on your journey to a happier, healthier you. We can provide you with helpful information and professional consultation on whether you should have the desired procedure performed on your body. Contact our office today to learn more about the benefits of liposuction and schedule an appointment with our friendly staff and seasoned physicians!