Ultherapy Overview

Ultherapy is an innovative med spa procedure aimed at tightening the sagging and wrinkled areas of the body and restoring a tighter, younger looking skin. The procedure is based on ultrasound technology, which is revolutionizing the body contouring field in various ways. Ultrasound wave energy gently focuses on the affected areas to promote the process of lifting, tightening, and toning.

Ultherapy treatment sessions will trigger the natural mechanism of the body and support production of fresh collagen and elastin in the deeper layers of skin. Tribeca Medaesthetics is a leading medical spa and surgery practice providing Ultherapy and various other aesthetic procedures. Led by Dr. Jason Shapiro, the practice receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

FDA Cleared Procedure

Ultherapy skin rejuvenation treatment has been cleared by the FDA after rigorous testing of its safety and effectiveness. This unique med spa technique is designed to optimize ultrasound energy and stimulate the natural collagen in the deeper layers of the skin. As regeneration of collagen occurs gradually, the skin receives renewed structural support to reduce sagging.

Ultherapy device is designed in such a way that it allows for the wave energy to penetrate precisely into the targeted deep layers, which help to create more natural looking results from inside out. The technology ensures that the energy beams are released in a controlled manner to provide mild and even treatment. When performed by a skillful provider, Ultherapy will cause no harm to the healthy top layers of the skin.

Results with this treatment are achieved in a simple, painless manner. A single treatment session can last for about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the location of treatment, number of areas to be treated and the surface area to be treated. Tribeca Medaesthetics provides this treatment to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas.

Candidacy

Women and men with mild to moderate skin laxity, who are averse to the idea of cosmetic surgery, may consider Ultherapy treatment. The procedure is also suitable for relatively younger people who are seeking a non-invasive maintenance procedure to delay the onset of aging signs. Working people and busy moms typically prefer this procedure because of the minimal risk of complications and very little or no downtime.

How does Ultherapy Work?

Ultherapy treatment is performed without a single incision, cut, or even an injection. Mild ultrasonic waves are delivered into the targeted skin layers for rejuvenation and collagen stimulation. The weak tissue receives consistent, uniform heat to achieve skin tightening without causing any disruption to the topmost skin layers. An average patient may require about two to three treatment sessions of Ultherapy to achieve the desired outcome.

Result

It will take about three to four months for the full results of Ultherapy to appear. Gradual skin tightening will make the outcome more natural looking. As new collagen gets produced in the inner skin layers, the outer surface will begin to look smoother and firmer, and optimal results will established soon.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

sculptra aesthetic overview south miami beachA variety of dermal filler anti-aging injections are available today at a med spa, but not all of them offer the same benefits. Sculptra Aesthetic is a unique facial filler injectable that is designed to produce subtle and sustainable results over a period of time. It does not lead to sudden, obvious, or unnatural looking results.

Sculptra Aesthetic replaces the depleted collagen in the body, creating facial skin rejuvenation from within, which lasts longer. With a full treatment of three injection sessions of Sculptra Aesthetic, the results can last for as long as two years. This innovative filler is made from poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen generation.

Tribeca Medaesthetics surgical practice and medical spa provides this filler to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

Specific Benefits

When Sculptra Aesthetic treatment is received from an experienced treatment provider at a qualified med spa, the patient can expect to achieve safe, desirable and predictable results. Using an appropriate injection technique, the expert will be able to treat moderate to deep facial wrinkles, lines, and folds. Specific aesthetic benefits with this filler can be as follows:

Reduction of smile lines and deep folds between the mouth and nose (nasolabial folds).
Reduction of lines around the frame of the mouth (marionette lines).
Reduction of wrinkles and folds in the chin area.

Sculptra Aesthetic treatment sessions are spaced over a few months, and deliver gradual results, which are subtle and natural looking.

How does it Work?

Sculptra Aesthetic works at the source of facial aging, which makes it one of the most effective injectable solutions available at a medical spa. Tribeca Medaesthetic recommends this treatment to suitable candidates in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and other locations.

The filler gel is injected directly into the deep dermis where it starts working immediately. The treatment replaces lost collagen, which enables reinforced support to the skin structure. A healthy foundation is thus created to restore the appearance of fullness in the face. It fills facial folds and wrinkles, volumizes the depleted areas, and causes the gradual smoothing of the face.

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Biodegradable and Biocompatible

Poly-L-lactic acid, the key ingredient of Sculptra Aesthetic, is a completely biodegradable and biocompatible material that gets gradually and naturally absorbed by the body as it stimulates the production of fresh collagent. The filler does not contain any animal, human, or bacterial components, which makes it safe and biocompatible. No prior allergy tests are needed to perform Sculptra Aesthetic injections.

Minimal Downtime

Sculptra Aesthetic treatment is widely preferred by working people and busy moms who are unwilling to choose facelift surgery because of the prolonged recovery and risks involved. In case of Sculptra Aesthetic, the patient can return to their routine activities or go back to work the same day or the next day.

Safety

The FDA has given its approval to Sculptra Aesthetic to be used as injectable facial filler. The treatment has been used across the world since 1999. Even prior to its use as filler, the key ingredients of Sculptra were used in dissolvable sutures for decades.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

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Aging, sun exposure, genetics and other factors may cause the appearance of under eye bags, dark circles, and wrinkles under the eyes. Eyes make a strong impact on the overall facial aesthetics, and older looking eyes can make a person appear tired, angry, or old. Any surgical or non-surgical med spa treatment around the eyes should be carried out with great professional care because eyes are a highly sensitive organ.

Dr. Jason Shapiro, a leading board certified physician in internal medicine, who heads an advanced plastic surgery practice and medical spa called Tribeca Medaesthetics, provides innovative non-surgical aesthetic solutions for under eye appearance. Dr. Shapiro recommends Restylane as the preferred dermal filler for under eye treatment to his patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas.

Rejuvenation with Restylane

For several years, experienced plastic surgeons and med spa experts have relied upon Restylane as a safe and effective off-label treatment for under eye rejuvenation. The composition of Restylane filler gel is well suited for areas with thin or delicate skin. In fact, Restylane is the only hyaluronic-based filler approved by the FDA for lip enhancement, which is another sensitive area like the under eye skin.

It is important to choose a skilled treatment provider who will deliver Restylane gel into the hollows or depressions under the eyes in precise volume to achieve desirable and sustainable outcomes. Off-label use of Restylane merely implies that the dermal filler for this particular use was not a part of the clinical trials of the FDA.

Biocompatible Filler

Dr. Shapiro and other experts at Tribeca Medaesthetics will usually recommend Restylane in preference over other filler options for under eye treatment. The surgery practice and medical spa receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby locations. One of the key benefits of Restylane is that it is based on hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the body.

This biodegradable compound closely resembles the natural skin tissue. Hyaluronic acid based fillers are highly biocompatible, and do not require prior allergy tests. Another key benefit in case of such fillers is that they can be dissolved quickly in case the patient is dissatisfied with the results. However, the success rate with Restylane for under eye treatment continues to be very high.

Sensitivity of the Tear Trough Region

Tear trough area is very sensitive because of the delicate skin. Therefore, if any lumping takes place following dermal filler injections, it can be visible in a pronounced way. Tear trough area is also reactionary and bruising or swelling can occur easily. That makes it important to choose an experienced treatment provider having in-depth understanding of the eye anatomy along with filler injection expertise.

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Comparison with Juvederm

While Juvederm and Restylane are both highly popular facial fillers, but for the treatment of tear trough area and periocular depressions, most experts agree that Restylane may have an edge over Juvederm. Restylane gel will not spread around easily, allowing for a very precise and targeted treatment that is need in an area under the eyes.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

botox depression cure south miami beachTribeca Medaesthetics is a leading plastic surgery practice and medical spa providing a wide range of anti-aging, fat reduction, skin tightening, and other procedures. One of the most popular facial anti-aging non-surgical procedures provided at Tribeca is Botox, which is an FDA approved injectable treatment.

Tribeca is led by board certified physician Dr. Jason Shapiro along with a talented team of board certified plastic surgeons. The practice is driven by the core values of complete commitment towards patients and achieving the highest patient satisfaction levels. Tribeca surgical practice and med spa receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

About Dr. Shapiro’s Practice

Dr. Jason Shapiro is a well-known physician with a board certification from the prestigious American Board of Internal Medicine. Dr. Shapiro and his team of board certified plastic surgeons provide the latest, cutting edge aesthetic enhancement procedures, both surgical and non-surgical. The team at the surgical practice and medical spa stays updated with the latest innovations in the area of cosmetic procedures.

Tribeca Medaesthetics offers a comfortable and discreet treatment environment. Personalized care and attention is provided to every patient right from the first consultation to their last follow-up visit. Patient’s health and aesthetic goals are at the center of every decision and every action that is taken at the surgical practice and med spa. Patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art treatments at Tribeca.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Tribeca Medaesthetics recognizes the need of many patients to avoid plastic surgery and choose non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures as effective alternatives. Therefore, Dr. Shapiro is personally involved in providing a range of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments.

Apart from administering the highly popular wrinkle reduction injectable procedure Botox, Dr. Shapiro also provides dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. For body contouring, he specializes in minimally invasive laser lipo procedures using the innovative Lipotherme body sculpting system.

Botox

Botox has continued to remain the world’s most popular non-surgical anti-aging facial procedure ever since it was approved by the FDA for cosmetic wrinkle reduction. Botox is based on Botulinum Toxin Type A, which is a powerful biological agent. This neurotoxin is injected directly into the facial muscle that is causing wrinkle formation. It leads to near-instant reduction in the appearance of moderate to severe lines and wrinkles.

It takes less than 30 minutes to perform a Botox treatment that can reduce wrinkles by about 80% in a safe and non-surgical manner. Results with Botox can last for about three to six months. Patients can enjoy a refreshed, more youthful facial appearance. Botox treatment usually does not involve any downtime.

Botox can be typically used to correct the appearance of frown lines, crow’s feet, sagging of the forehead or brow area, eyebrow symmetry, marionette lines, sagging around the corners of the mouth, upper and lower lip creases, horizontal and vertical neck creases, wrinkling on the décolleté, excessive cleft chin, and facial scars.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

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In recent years, the liquid facelift has emerged as a much sought-after med spa treatment option to reduce the conspicuous signs of aging from the face. While dermal fillers have individually remained very effective in treating targeted areas of the face, but when a few compatible dermal fillers are combined, the results can be more desirable and sustainable.

Facial fillers such as Restylane, Voluma, and Juvederm are aimed at adding volume to the depleted areas of the face and stimulating collagen production to improve facial skin elasticity. In a liquid facelift, these fillers can be combined with neuro-modulators such as Botox or Dysport to produce more comprehensive effects.

Tribeca Medaesthetics is a leading surgical practice and medical spa providing liquid facelift to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

Aesthetic Benefits

Patients seeking liquid facelift treatment at a certified med spa that is equipped to provide such advanced non-surgical procedure may expect to receive the following aesthetic benefits:

  • The jowls and droopy eyebrows can be lifted subtly.
  • Under eye bags and dark circles below the eyes can be diminished.
  • Static or dynamic wrinkles and lines around the corners of the mouth can be reduced.
  • Nose bumps can be largely hidden.
  • A fuller, rounder facial appearance can be achieved with restoration of volume in cheeks and forehead.
  • Lip augmentation.
  • Younger looking and rested overall facial appearance can be restored.

Liquid facelift patients are typically in the age group of 30 to 65 years. The patient should ideally have some amount of skin elasticity in the face to achieve natural looking results. Tribeca Medaesthetics surgery practice and medical spa receive patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas for a liquid facelift and other procedures.

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Treatment

The treatment provider will create as custom combination including cosmetic fillers such as Restylane, Voluma, and Juvederm, along with muscle immobilizers such as Botox or Dysport. The injection plan will be tailored according to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic needs.

The treatment provider will either use the fillers with lidocaine or apply a local anesthetic cream to keep the patient comfortable. Botox will be injected to reduce the effect of frown lines between the brows and on the forehead as well as crow’s feet around the eyes. Hollows under the eyes can be filled with Restylane dermal filler, while Juvederm may work effectively to reduce smile lines and nasolabial folds.

If the cheek area is depleted due to aging or other factors, Juvederm Voluma may provide the best solution to add volume to the cheeks and give a subtle lift to the face.

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Recovery and Results

A liquid facelift will typically involve minimal or no downtime. Mild redness and swelling will be visible immediately after the procedure, which will subside in a day or two. The results may be established fully in about a week, and in most areas of the face, the effects may last for up to a year.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

Restylane Under Eye Filler Treatment

Cosmetic Fillers | Restylane | Under Eye Treatment | Miami Beach | Miami FLWhat is commonly perceived as a dark circle below the eye is actually a shadow created by a deep tear trough. The tear trough also causes a divide between the cheek and the lower eyelid, which is an early sign of aging around the eyes. The face can appear old and tired due to the presence of deep tear troughs. It is possible to treat the deep tear trough condition with cosmetic surgery.

However, in recent years advanced dermal filler treatments have grown phenomenally to rejuvenate eyes and other parts of the face. Restylane is the most popular cosmetic filler to address the dark circles below the eyes. Tribeca Medaesthetics is a leading surgical practice and medical spa providing Restylane treatment to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

What is Restylane?

Restylane is one of the most dependable, time-tested dermal fillers that is widely chosen by plastic surgeons and med spa service providers around the world. This FDA approved filler is considered to be ideal for under-eye rejuvenation. Results with Restylane are natural looking and long lasting. Most patients can expect to have sustainable results for up to one year.

The procedure is completely non-surgical and involves minimal downtime. Restylane injectable treatment is based on hyaluronic acid, which is a biocompatible substance requiring no prior allergy testing. For a sensitive area such as eyes, Restylane is a safe and predictable treatment option.

Candidate for Restylane

Individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of a hollow look or dark circles under their eyes will usually benefit the most with Restylane treatment. People who complain of bulging fat pockets in the lower eyelids can also make magnificent candidates for this procedure. The med spa treatment provider should have the necessary training and experience to choose the appropriate candidates for Restylane-based tear trough treatment.

A terrific candidate will have sufficient skin thickness and a fair amount of skin elasticity to achieve desirable results. Another key consideration is the position of the orbital rim to the tear trough. Tribeca Medaesthetics, led by Dr. Jason Shapiro, who is board certified in internal medicine, is a premier plastic surgery facility and medical spa. The facility receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby areas.

Why Choose Restylane?

Restylane makes an ideal choice among dermal fillers for under-eye rejuvenation. Restylane gel has a unique consistency that helps build natural rejuvenation in the tear trough. As a hyaluronic acid based filler, Restylane gel can be broken down with hyaluronidase injection, if needed. Finally, the longer sustainability of this filler makes it a preferred treatment for many patients.

Patients should be aware that all Hyaluronic acid based fillers may not be appropriate to treat the tear trough region. For instance, Juvederm, which is very popular and highly effective FDA approved filler, may cause a hydrophilic plumping effect if used under the eyes. This puffy appearance may persist for several months. Other fillers have been used to fill the tear trough, but the outcomes are usually poor with unwanted side effects.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

Who is Administering Your Botox? Why Credentials Matter

Med Spa | Injectables | Botox | Anti Aging | South Beach | Miami Beach FLWrinkles, fine lines, and other aging signs may appear on the face due to aging, sun exposure, genetic factors, certain medications, and other causes. While facelift surgery is an effective way to reduce the wrinkles and lines, but many people are reluctant to choose surgery for an aesthetic procedure. In such cases, a med spa provider may recommend Botox injectable treatment, which is a simpler and highly effective alternative producing temporary facial rejuvenation without surgery.

Botox has continued to be the most popular anti-aging non-surgical procedure for the face ever since it was approved by the FDA in 2002 for the cosmetic reduction of frown lines on the face. Dr. Jason Shapiro, board certified in internal medicine, provides Botox treatment through his plastic surgery practice and medical spa called Tribeca Medaesthetics. The facility receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

Botulinum Neurotoxin

Botox injectable treatment is based on botulinum toxin, which is one of the most powerful biological agents known to science. A tiny quantity of this agent is enough to put an overactive wrinkle-forming facial muscle into a relaxation mode for several months, which will lead to instant reduction of the wrinkle. Highly effective and predictable outcomes can be achieved with Botox injections.

It is important to note that success in Botox treatment may be contingent upon the expertise of the treatment provider. Serious side effects may ensue if the treatment is delivered wrongly. A trained and experienced Botox provider at a reputed med spa should be chosen to receive Botox treatment.

Caution from FDA

Botox has been approved by the FDA for cosmetic wrinkle reduction on the face, but it has also included a warning on the Botox label. The FDA warning states that the botulinum toxin effects can potentially spread to other areas which are away from the injection site, resulting in symptoms of botulism.

At the same time, a reassurance is also provided by the FDA that no occurrence of a confirmed serious case of such type has been known when Botox treatment is administered in recommended doses by a qualified injector. In other words, the FDA points out to the critical importance of choosing a trained and experienced Botox treatment provider. As a leading surgery practice and medical spa, Tribeca Medaesthetics receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby locations.

Views of ASAPS President

The President of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dr. Michael C. Edwards, is of the view that when Botox treatment is received from an unqualified provider, the patient is at a higher risk of serious side effects such as drooping eyebrows. Secondly, if the Botox injection is administered close to the mid eyebrow, it may cause ptosis, which is a condition of sagging eyelid.

Dr. Edwards suggests that Botox treatment should be received by trained healthcare professional who has an in-depth understanding of the facial anatomy and the potential action of Botox on the facial muscles. Patients should safely choose a properly trained and credentialed Botox provider.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

Americans Spent Over $12 Billion on Cosmetic Procedures in 2014: ASAPS Report

Cosmetic Procedures | Invasive | Non Invasive | South Beach | Miami Beach FLThe popularity of both invasive and non-invasive aesthetic procedures has been on the rise over the last several years. Positive feedback from existing patients and the emergence of new, improved surgical techniques and technologies are two of the key factors behind this growth. Many patients also flip the switch for a combination of surgical and med spa procedures for more effective results.

Tribeca Medaesthetics, led by Dr. Jason Shapiro, is a state of the art facility providing a wide range of aesthetic procedures. Support for advanced surgical procedures as well as medical spa procedures is available at the facility. Tribeca Medaesthetics receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities.

More People Choose Aesthetic Procedures

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has brought out its 18th annual multi-specialty data report, which indicates the scale at which people are spending on aesthetic procedures. In 2014, men and women in the US spent over $12 billion on cosmetic surgery and med spa procedures. A similar amount was also spent in 2013.

The number of men choosing aesthetic treatments has been on the rise in recent years. Data of the last five years shows that the number of men opting for these procedures has gone up as much as 43%. The specific procedures that have shown the sharpest growth on a year on year basis are buttock augmentation, labiaplasty and non-surgical fat reduction, which have gone up by 86%, 49% and 42% respectively in 2014.

Most Sought-after Surgeries

The leading aesthetic surgery procedures in 2014 for both men and women included the following:

  • Liposuction (342,494 procedures)
  • Breast Augmentation (286,694 procedures)
  • Eyelid Surgery (165,714 procedures)
  • Tummy Tuck (164,021 procedures)
  • Nose Surgery (145,909 procedures)

Liposuction has grown in demand because advanced surgical techniques have made the procedure less invasive and more effective. Breast augmentation continues to be popular with the rise in acceptance of silicone implants and FDA approvals. Other highly sought after surgeries include tummy tuck, nose surgery and eyelid surgery in 2014 in the US.

Most Sought-after Minimally Invasive Procedures

Among medical spa procedures, the following five were the most in-demand treatments in 2014 in the country:

  • Botulinum Toxin (3,588,218 procedures)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (1,696,621 procedures)
  • Hair Removal (828,480 procedures)
  • Chemical Peel (484,053 procedures)
  • Microdermabrasion (417,034 procedures)

Injectable anti-aging treatments for the face based on Botulinum Toxin continued to be the most popular with almost 3.6 million procedures performed in 2014. Soft tissue facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, which are based on Hyaluronic Acid, followed in the second place with nearly 1.7 million treatments. Chemical peels, laser hair removal and microdermabrasion were the other three popular procedures in 2014.

Growing Demand for Men’s Procedures

The rise in men’s procedures since 2010, as recorded by ASAPS, has been nothing short of dramatic.

Surgical Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty (up 34%)
  • Male Breast Reduction (up 33%)
  • Facelift (up 44%)

Non-surgical Procedures

  • Botulinum Toxin (up 84%)
  • Hyaluronic Acid Based Fillers (up 94%)
  • Nonsurgical skin tightening (up 37%)
  • Intense Pulsed Light (up 44%)

Patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby locations have an opportunity to receive these procedures at Tribeca Medaesthetics.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

Consistent Growth in Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures: ASPS Report

Cosmetic Procedures | Surgical | Non Surgical | South Beach | Miami FLOne of the most fundamental needs of a human being is to have an appealing and youthful physique. Aging, environmental factors, disease, and sun exposure can take their toll and have an adverse impact on the overall appearance of a person. However, now it is possible to address the aesthetic looks with a variety of surgical and med spa cosmetic procedures.

The latest annual report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveals that the demand for both invasive and non-invasive procedures has been growing consistently over the last several years in the US. Tribeca Medaesthetics is a leading surgical practice and medical spa providing state of the art procedures to patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding areas.

Rise in Aesthetic Surgery Procedures

Breast Augmentation

A total of 286,254 breast augmentation procedures were performed in 2014 in the United States, according to the ASPS report. The demand for the procedure has shot up by 35% since 2000.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast Implant removals declined by 42% in 2014 as compared to 2000, with only 23,774 surgeries in 2014. This is an indication of the improved success rates of breast augmentation surgery in recent years.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

In 2014, a total of 92,714 breast lift surgeries were performed, which was an increase of 3% over the previous year, and 75% over 2000.

Breast Reduction (Aesthetic patients only)

The numbers for 2013 and 2014 were similar, with 41,308 breast reduction surgeries performed in 2014.

Breast Reduction in Men (Gynecomastia)

The number of gynecomastia procedures jump by 14% in one year, with 26,175 surgeries performed in 2014.

Buttock Augmentation with Fat Grafting

Year on year growth in buttock augmentation with fat grafting was 15%, with 11,505 procedures carried out in 2014.

Buttock Implants and Lift

The buttock implant procedure has grown almost 100% in a single year, with 1,863 surgeries performed in 2014. Buttock lift surgeries grew by 44% over 2013, and 158% over 2000, with 3,505 surgeries in 2014.

Other key surgical procedures in 2014 included tummy tuck, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek augmentation, otoplasty, eyelid lift, brow lift, hair transplant, lip augmentation and reduction, liposuction, body lift, neck lift, thigh lift, arm lift, and pectoral implants.

Rise in Aesthetic Med Spa Procedures

Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox or Dysport)

Almost 6.7 million treatments involving Botox or Dysport injections were performed in the US in 2014, registering an eight times growth over 2000.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel medical spa treatments increased 7% in one year, with over 1.25 million procedures performed in 2014.

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)

IPL treatments recorded a growth of 3% over 2013, with 621,724 procedures carried out in 2014.

Laser Hair Removal

In 2014, more than 1.1 million laser hair removal procedures were performed.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing treatments grew by 6% in 2014 over the previous year, and stood at 543,731 procedures.

Non-ablative (Fraxel and Others)

Skin rejuvenation treatments with Fraxel and other non-ablative techniques stood at 391,253 procedures in 2014.

Laser Vein Treatment

Vein removal procedures involving laser therapy stood at 207,790 in 2014.

Microdermabrasion

A total of 881,905 microdermabrasion treatments were performed in 2014.

Sclerotherapy

A total of 323,609 varicose vein removal treatments with sclerotherapy were carried out in 2014.

Dermal Fillers

Over 2.3 million soft tissue filler injectable anti-aging procedures were performed in 2014.

An aggregate of about 14 million aesthetic minimally invasive procedures took place in the US in 2014, which was a growth of 4% over 2013, and 154% over 2000.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

Smart Lipo vs. Traditional Liposuction

Liposuction | Smart Lipo | Cosmetic Surgery | South Beach | Miami FLLiposuction is one of the most effective procedures in cosmetic surgery for fat reduction from specific areas in the body. Traditional liposuction surgery has been used for many years, but many patients may still prefer to look for alternative med spa procedures because of the invasive nature of traditional liposuction. The introduction of innovative, less invasive procedures such as Smart Lipo is an ideal solution for such patients.

Smart Lipo is a laser assisted liposuction technique that has proved to be safer, faster and producing similar outcomes with less downtime. Tribeca Medaesthetics, led by Dr. Jason Shapiro, is a state of the art plastic surgery facility and medical spa providing innovative solutions such as Smart Lip. Patients in Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive this procedure at Tribeca Medaesthetics.

Invasiveness

Traditional liposuction will usually involve a longer incision in the targeted area, from where the surgeon will suction out the excess fat. The fat cells are dislodged using a cannula that is inserted through the incision. This approach makes the procedure more invasive in nature. Smart Lipo treatment, on the other hand, involves a relatively smaller insertion to insert the cannula.

Targeted fat cells can be targeted more precisely via laser light, and their disintegration is achieved without the use of hands. Bleeding and bruising with this laser based med spa treatment approach is much lesser as compared to traditional liposuction. Tribeca Medaesthetics receives patients from Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, and nearby locations for Smart Lipo treatment.

Recovery Period

While traditional liposuction surgery is an effective way to improve body contours through fat reduction, but it will typically involve an extended recovery period. Most patients can expect to return to work or resume their regular activities only after about 10 to 14 days. Vigorous activities and exercises should be avoided for at least four to six weeks.

In contrast, with Smart Lipo, many patients will be able to return to their regular routine work within three to five days. If only a single, small area of treatment is involved, the patient may only need about 24 hours of downtime. Due to this advantage, working people and busy moms increasingly prefer Smart Lipo to reduce unwanted fat pockets in the abdomen, upper and lower back, inner and outer thighs, cheeks and chin, ankles, arms, knees, and saddle bags.

Discomfort and Pain

Pain and discomfort in the case of Smart Lipo at a medical spa will be significantly lower as compared to traditional liposuction surgery. Bleeding, bruising, and swelling are higher in traditional liposuction, and it will take a longer time for the swelling to go down.

Results

The results in case of traditional liposuction may be more conspicuous if a large amount of fat is reduced. However, with Smart Lipo, the goal of the surgeon is to provide more subtle and natural looking results in a less invasive manner. In both cases, the results can be long lasting provided the patient maintains a regular diet and exercise regimen.

For more information on the procedures and treatments performed by Dr. Shapiro  in South Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami Beach, Miami and surrounding areas contact us at 305.763.8832.

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