NYC Cosmetic Surgeon Reflects on the New Face of Plastic Surgery

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The reasons to seek cosmetic enhancement go far beyond the traditional means of correcting a deformity or enhancing one’s natural assets. These days, people enlist the help of a NYC cosmetic surgeon for everything from a replication of a famous celebrity’s lips to the desire to win more money by having a better “Poker face.”

The NY Times recently reported on the diversity in the cosmetic surgery clientele and a few eye-popping statistics that show just how mainstream “having work done” has become in 2015.

Cosmetic surgery by the numbers

With Botox injections up 748% since 2000 and butt augmentations up 86% last year, what does the “new norm” of cosmetic surgery look like?

Consider some of the following statistics cited by the NY Times:

  • $2,475,908,568: The amount spent on Botox in 2014
  • $400-$600: The cost to get a better “Poker face” with Botox
  • 1 in 20: The number of U.S. women who have had cosmetic surgery
  • $11,800: The approximate cost of a 7-day South African vacation package that includes rhinos and rhinoplasty

Celebrity craze drives plastic surgery trends

There are more than 50,000 posts with the hashtag #KylieJennerLipChallenge. Young women place shot glasses over their mouths and suck in air to achieve Kylie Jenner’s signature pout for a short while. Some of these women will go on to see cosmetic surgeons for temporary lip augmentation. Yet, there is so much more a cosmetic surgeon can do to help patients get that multi-million-dollar look.

Other looks coveted by cosmetic surgery clients include:

  • Kim Kardashian’s butt
  • Olivia Munn’s eyes
  • Scarlett Johansson’s lips
  • Kate Bosworth’s chin
  • Kate Middleton’s nose

Over the years, newer techniques and anti-aging skin care treatments have made cosmetic surgery accessible for the average person, rather than just high-powered executives and Hollywood elite. The reality is that one needn’t be a celebrity to look like one.

NYC cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Aviva B. Preminger

Current trends reveal that the biggest sellers among 19-34 year olds is still breast augmentation. From 35-64, liposuction is the hot ticket item, followed by facelifts for the 65+ crowd. “The desire to stay ‘forever young’ and enhance one’s natural assets have — and will — always be driving forces within the industry,” says Dr. B. Aviva Preminger, an Ivy League educated plastic surgeon in Manhattan. Not only did she earn top honors from Columbia University, but she also studied art at the Art Students League as well. “I approach my work with the background of a medical professional, but the steady hands and discerning eye of an artist,” she explains.

“There will always be the stories about people who have undergone hundreds of procedures to look like a living Barbie doll, but the vast majority of people just want to look good for their age. They want people to compliment them that they ‘look good,’ but not necessarily be able to tell that something has been changed. My clients want a light touch and a natural result, which is my specialty.”

To book a consultation with Dr. Preminger in her Manhattan plastic surgery office, call 212-706-1900.