Plastic Surgeon in Fremont, CA Discusses Recent ASAPS Statistics and Increased Popularity of Cosmetic Enhancements
According to the most recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure, with over 318,000 performed in 2010. As the overall demand for plastic surgery has increased by almost 9%, Dr. Eric Okamoto, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Fremont, CA, says he has also seen significant growth in the popularity of surgical procedures at his practice. Dr. Okamoto discusses the most popular cosmetic enhancements such as breast augmentation and liposuction in Fremont and their likelihood to further increase in demand.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) reports in its latest statistics that breast augmentation is the most popular surgical procedure performed. The ASAPS study also states that demand for plastic surgery has increased by 9% in the past year, bringing the total number of cosmetic procedures performed in 2010 to 9.5 million. At his Fremont plastic surgery practice, Dr. Eric Okamoto says the popularity of procedures has continued to rise as more and more patients take advantage of recent developments in surgical techniques and technology.
According to the ASAPS study, there were over 318,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2010, making it the most popular surgical procedure followed by liposuction, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck. Dr. Okamoto says breast augmentation’s status at the top of the most performed surgical procedures is likely due to the numerous options available to patients seeking a natural, enhanced appearance. “It is truly a life-changing event for most women who generally find an immense boost to their self-confidence. When performed in an accredited surgery center environment with hospital-grade standards under the care of board-certified anesthesiologists and professional ancillary health personnel, breast augmentations can be accomplished extremely safely and efficiently.”
Dr. Okamoto says the growth in popularity of cosmetic surgical procedures is most likely a result of the recovering economy and a more competitive job market. He adds that many patients are undergoing cosmetic enhancements in order to give them an aesthetic edge over other job applicants. Also, a similar study released by ASAPS shows that over half (51%) of all Americans now approve of plastic surgery, indicating a further shift in perspective regarding cosmetic procedures. Considering each of these factors, most importantly the fact that more Americans have expressed approval of plastic surgery, Dr. Okamoto says the field will only continue to grow and progress.
About Eric Okamoto, MD
Dr. Eric Okamoto completed his undergraduate program at Stanford University and received his medical degree from the University of California Los Angeles. He completed his residency training at Stanford and the University of Wisconsin. He is double board-certified in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat) and Plastic Surgery and has been serving the Fremont – East Bay community since 1983. Dr. Okamoto is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, the Double Boarded Society, and several other professional organizations.