What 2018 Taught Us About Plastic Surgery

The first mentions of plastic surgery in human history date back thousands of years to Ancient Egypt and India, hundreds of years BC. Though it is thousands of years old, plastic surgery is a field in which growth and innovation are celebrated, and the best plastic surgeons never stop learning new techniques and procedures. Here is what we learned this past year about plastic surgery:

Seeking Out Highly-Qualified and Board-Certified Surgeons is Critical for Your Safety and Surgical Outcomes.

In 2018, we learned that the risk for death for gluteal fat grafting (also known as the Brazilian Butt Lift) was much higher than for other cosmetic surgeries.  The American Society of Plastic Surgeons released a warning about this procedure that revealed a death rate of about 1 in 3,000 patients. While cosmetic surgeries are considered to be relatively safe for healthy patients, there is some risk, and more for some procedures.

Because of the risk associated with this and other cosmetic surgeries, it is critical that you seek out a physician who is committed to patient safety and has a great deal of experience. Not all surgeons are created equal! Find a board-certified surgeon to do your surgery, as this ensures that he has completed a rigorous residency training program and has been able to demonstrate mastery of surgical techniques through extensive testing.  Physicians who are not board-certified have not demonstrated this level of mastery; why trust your beauty (and your life) to a lesser qualified surgeon?

Dr. Landis upholds the highest ethical and patient safety standards for all of his procedures, and he has decades of experience that will ensure you get the best care and outcomes for your plastic surgery.

Plastic Surgery isn’t Just for Women.

Though plastic surgery has traditionally been sought out by women who want to enhance their appearance, more and more men are turning to cosmetic surgeons for help in aesthetic enhancement and to boost their self-confidence. Just in the past year, the number of men seeking procedures such as male breast reduction, abdominoplasty, or liposuction has increased significantly. Dr. Landis has been performing plastic surgery on men for more than two decades, and he understands the physical and emotional factors at play for men.

Weight Loss Isn’t Enough to Give You the Body You Want.

We know that sustained and substantial weight loss requires a great deal of commitment and hard work from our patients, and we will celebrate your success in your weight loss journey! However, we’ve learned over the years that losing weight alone is often not enough to give our patients the body that they’ve been craving.  Even after losing tens or even more than a hundred pounds, many people have excess skin and fat that creates unsightly bulges and unflattering silhouettes.  That is why Dr. Landis has honed his skills in body contouring procedures through years of performing these surgeries on his patients; he knows that the removal of this excess skin and fat can finally give you the shape you’ve been working so hard to obtain!

We are committed to always learning and striving for the best in patient care and outcomes standards. For more information on the many ways that Dr. Landis can help you become your best self in the coming year, contact us at 952.562.5940 today.


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