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-- Welcome to the diamond -- -- everyone today plastic surgery is a multi billion dollar industry of course in 2009.
Americans spent over ten billion dollars getting work done this -- according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Now that might sound like a lot if any of a lot.
But that number is actually on the decline from the year earlier as Americans tighten their belts during the recession because of of course job worries but -- work out of this recession is plastic surgery about to make that comeback.
Doctor -- think -- fear a double board certified facial plastic and reconstructive.
Surgeon joins me now in the diamond district good to see you again -- in America are you doing all right so let's talk about this that this study they found that.
Procedure second nature it's more expensive plastic surgery procedures.
The -- last year.
I think everyone's practices a little different and our practice and was -- However I agree that -- a lot of the high ticket items like.
Big face and neck -- breast augmentation and those may have gone by the wayside as people kind of watch their budgets but the thing that people have to know is that.
Plastic surgery is not just for the wealthy.
So it affects the average salary of someone he's seeking aesthetic surgery is about 40000 so.
It hit everyone across the board but at the same time people are getting things done in such it's.
Non surgical rejuvenation.
Which we categorize as Botox -- this sport.
Injectable filler is and -- Actually I mean at this may be a good thing because.
Points look at the face -- everybody makes fun of them because it wouldn't you know it looks so unnatural some may be doing.
Less invasive procedures.
It's a good idea for people out there.
It's it's a great idea and it's consumer driven home so I agree with -- it's.
For somebody who is.
In the mid forties or late forties and was considering a facelift -- can come in and weekend.
-- -- is -- some Botox -- with some of the newest lasers.
And they did the same look without any downtime yeah much more affordable why wouldn't it.
Right right so if you're talking about you know it was clear that something -- -- bubble this scenario in your industry as well let me -- dermatology can't spot.
Doing Botox now and at some of these lasers.
-- places where you would go to get your teeth cleaned they're doing -- -- hit it off the bubble mentality so this recession as it cleared some of that out.
I was hoping that it would clear all of -- I've been knocked out entirely so I always cautioned patients.
Not to negotiate on their face or on their plastic surgery negotiate on their house through their -- or something else because even as recent as last night I don't know if you heard there was.
Silicone injections that -- gone wrong and and the products.
Well and I was in New Jersey so.
Please and you have to go to an MD and -- an MD that's properly trained him don't go to some saw -- go to.
Somebody that just decided today they wanted to give up their -- -- practice and and start doing cosmetics.
Having said that though there are a lot of new and products and technologies that people are embracing.
Such as this sport that's the new Botox OK last potentially a little longer than lasers -- About melting and given little -- that you can use on your lower eyelids wow takes five to ten minutes and can potentially give you the same thing -- the lower -- work.
Wow all right folks that you all watch any of this news of doctor -- -- can -- here.
The place to go thank you sir for joining -- is not just have you back again it's fascinating stuff thank you.
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