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Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...In Brief
Date:11/23/2009

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery...In Brief is distributed monthly and designed to keep you updated on the most current journal news from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. To obtain any of the full studies highlighted here, or to arrange an interview with a spokesperson, please contact ASPS Public Relations at (847) 228-9900 or media@plasticsurgery.org.

(Vocus) November 23, 2009 -- Yes, Plastic Surgeons Have Plastic Surgery Too

A new study reveals that many plastic surgeons are also patients, when it comes to going ‘under the knife.’ In order to better understand the thoughts and attitudes that plastic surgeons have about having cosmetic surgery, themselves, researchers from Denver, Colorado conducted a random sample survey of ASPS Members and candidate members. The survey included questions regarding interest in both minimally invasive and surgical procedures, selection of facility type, type of surgeon, and satisfaction level.

Of the 276 responses, 62% of plastic surgeons reported having undergone at least one type of minimally invasive procedure. Female plastic surgeons reported having significantly more minimally invasive procedures than their male counterparts, and Botox was the most popular minimally invasive procedure, followed by laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, soft tissue filler, chemical peel, laser treatment of leg veins, and laser skin resurfacing. Additionally, approximately one-third of the respondents reported having undergone at least one surgical procedure, the most common of which was liposuction.

Results showed that male plastic surgeons were more likely to have a procedure compared with men in the general population, and more than half of the respondents went to a surgeon with which they had a previous relationship. The authors conclude that this survey provides some insight on an interesting topic which, to their
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