I’ve been meaning to write this post after I had the pleasure of attending the American Academy of Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) meeting in San Francisco several weeks a ago.
I attended many interesting lectures, sampled products, had a skin tightening treatment and brought home a bag of skincare products to try. Here are my highlights from the meeting:
The Most Talked About Procedures
By far the most buzz was aboutZeltiq’s Coolsculpting . A non-surgical F.D.A. approved body contouring treatment that freezes your fat. Patent’s before and after pictures were quite impressive. In fact some surgeons are saying they are getting better results than with traditional liposuction. As with any treatment, patient selection is important. This is one treatment, I’m anxious to try. You can listen to my interview with Dr. Grant Stevens on NipTuck Coach Radio to learn more about this procedure.
Along with Body Contouring Brazilian Butt Lifts (BBL) was another hot topic. Curvy bodies are in; thin and lanky bodies are out. Women across different cultures are seeking a big tush. In some parts of the world the bigger the better. As trends come and go. I’ll be keeping a close eye on BBLs. (more…)