In 2015, there were almost 16 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States. The rising prevalence of cosmetic procedures can be attributed to media coverage, increasing awareness and popularity, and consumer demand.
Despite the perception that plastic surgery is only for the wealthy, the reality is that the overwhelming majority of cosmetic treatments are performed on everyday Americans who want to feel good about themselves. Media coverage portrays plastic surgery as massive makeovers or marathon surgeries but these cases are the exception. More commonly, patients only have one or two problem areas that they would like addressed.
Patients sometimes experience an excessive feeling of guilt associated with spending money on their appearance. However, spending money on aesthetic treatments or procedures is no different than indulging in an expensive dinner, spa treatment, or a special outfit. The fact that the number of cosmetic procedures continues to increase and is so prevalent is a testament to their overall satisfaction. With almost 16 million aesthetic procedures performed in 2015, these procedures and surgeries are available to help just about anyone. Commonly, a simple cosmetic procedure can improve self-esteem, confidence and provide significant psychological benefits to the patient.
Procedures can be broadly divided into three categories:
Whether you seek to address the shape and/or contour of a specific feature with a procedure like rhinoplasty or wish to rejuvenate your facial appearance through treatments such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, our skilled and experienced plastic surgeons offer a full range of facial plastic surgery options that can help you achieve the look you desire.
With a strong background in breast surgery, our talented plastic surgeons provide our patients with exceptional results, regardless of if they desire a lift, augmentation, or a reduction in size. For the most personalized results possible, our surgeons also offer a comprehensive array of breast implant options.
In addition to traditional body plastic surgery options such as liposuction and tummy tuck, our practice prides itself on remaining ahead of the curve by offering other innovative treatments for our patients, as well. Liu Plastic Surgery was the first practice in the San Jose area to offer Cellfina®, a minimally invasive cellulite treatment.