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Date:2/17/2009

Dr. McGuire. "Many celebrities have been getting these procedures before awards season anyway -- they're part of their regular maintenance."

Many LA-area ASPS Member Surgeons say it's not just those on the A and B lists that are coming in for a little pre-Oscar pick-me-up. Many are seeing celebrity spouses, their entourages, agents, managers, publicists, producers, cinematographers, musicians, and party hosts all coming in for procedures.

"For non-celebrities, The Oscars are like attending a class reunion or relative's wedding," said Dr. McGuire. "It may be the only time all year where they get to mingle with peers at one party. Spouses and those behind- the-scene want to make a good impression too."

LA-area ASPS Member Surgeons report most patients schedule quick fixes several -- up to 3-4 weeks -- ahead of time, so bruising is minimized and results are maximized. Most request facial rejuvenation procedures like injectables, lasers treatments, and peels.

"What a lot of people don't realize; award season starts with the Golden Globes, then continues nonstop with the SAG Awards and many others -- so January and February are filled with these pre-award season procedures -- it's not just The Oscars," said Beverly Hills ASPS Member Surgeon Frank Ryan, MD.

Some area plastic surgeons have noticed more men feeling the pressure to look good on Hollywood's biggest night. "For this sort of event, the ratio between women and men seems to be more equal in my practice," said Dr. McGuire. "My male clientele have been known to increase by 10 percent during awards season."

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons is the largest organization of board-certified plastic surgeons in the world. Representing more than 6,700 physician members, the Society is recognized as a leading authority and information source on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. ASPS comprises
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