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New Jersey Plastic Surgeon and ASPS Statistics Confirm Rising Demand in Cosmetic Surgery


July 24, 2012 - Verona, NJ

According to the latest statistics released from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic surgical and non-invasive procedures are up 5 percent since 2010, with a combined total of 13.8 million plastic surgery procedures. With two back-to-back years of growing demand for plastic surgery, Dr. Paul LoVerme, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New Jersey, says he expects the popularity to continue rising as more developments in techniques and technology continue to emerge on the market and the plastic surgery approval rating amongst Americans reaches new heights. Dr. LoVerme says he has seen a similar swell in demand at his practice for cosmetic procedures, particularly breast augmentation in New Jersey, which was the most popular surgical enhancement this past year with over 307,000 procedures performed. Other procedures such as liposuction and facelifts also saw increases in popularity over the past year.

At his New Jersey plastic surgery practice, Dr. LoVerme says breast augmentation has become the most requested surgery he performs, an observation he accredits to both a competitive job market, a higher approval rating of cosmetic procedures, and the fact that he has perfected the rapid recovery breast augmentation procedure. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) shows in a recent study that over half of all Americans now approve of aesthetic surgery. Dr. LoVerme says the link between a more widespread acceptance and support of plastic surgery and its growing demand is undeniable. He also says more patients are seeking cosmetic procedures as a way to enhance their appearance and improve their confidence in themselves, rather than to achieve a "done-up" look as in the past: "Most people want little to no downtime, as they do not want to take time off work to recover in the current economic climate."

With the struggling job market, Dr. LoVerme says many patients at his practice are now looking to cosmetic procedures to help them gain an edge in their hunt for employment. While past trends in plastic surgery have gravitated towards higher profile augmentations and changes, he says he has noticed a shift in patient preference towards a more natural look through more subtle results. Dr. LoVerme says advancements in surgical technique and the continued pursuit of the safest and most effective devices such as breast implants have allowed surgeons to create the most natural-looking results yet. He says more patients are now turning to cosmetic procedures to help them look and feel younger with minimal side effects, shorter recovery times, and less noticeable scarring: "Ultimately, the growth in popularity and ongoing advancements in non-surgical enhancement procedures such as BOTOX® and dermal fillers has fueled the growth in the acceptance of cosmetic enhancement as a whole."

Whether patients are seeking a simple BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure or liposuction in New Jersey, Dr. LoVerme says consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon is essential for achieving the proper results. He says patients who take the time to research their practice thoroughly can enjoy the benefits of a more vibrant and refreshed appearance. Dr. LoVerme adds that he is excited for the future of plastic surgery as it brings a wealth of progression in patient comfort and care.

About Paul J. LoVerme, MD

Dr. Paul LoVerme received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and graduated from New Jersey Medical School, after which he completed a residency in General Surgery at UMDNJ and Plastic Surgery at the Medical College of Ohio. He has dual board certifications in Surgery and Plastic Surgery, as well as a Certificate of Added Qualification in Hand Surgery. Dr. LoVerme has served as Past President of the New Jersey Society of Plastic Surgeons and is a Clinical Associate Professor at UMDNJ - New Jersey Medical School. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, in addition to being President elect of the New Jersey Chapter of the American College of Surgeons and a Governor from New Jersey to the American College of Surgeons national headquarters. Dr. LoVerme also volunteers his time and services abroad to perform reconstructive procedures for children in impoverished areas.

Located at 825 Bloomfield Avenue, Falls Plaza, Suite 205 in Verona, NJ, The LoVerme Center for Plastic Surgery can be reached at (973) 559-5231. It can also be contacted online via the websites lovermecenter.com or facebook.com/TheLoVermeCenterforPlasticSurgery.

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