When do you know it’s time for cosmetic plastic surgery? That may depend on what Time Zone you’re in! The popularity of plastic surgery procedures can vary widely, depending on where you live. While the top procedures remain the same, no matter where you travel (breast augmentation’s still #1), each locale dominates one or more procedures, claiming top percentage in anything from lip reduction to chin augmentation.
Find out what procedures your neighbors favor by scanning the American Society of Plastic Surgeon’s (ASPS) Regional Distribution report:
Region 1. New England and Middle Atlantic: Male Breast Reduction
(Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania)
Men who suffer from a hormonal imbalance may develop larger than normal amounts of breast tissue — a condition known as gynecomastia. Overly large male breasts can curtail mens’ activities and confidence, especially in environments where their chests might be revealed, such as swimming or working out at the gym.
Men with gynecomastia in Region 1 are more likely to remedy this problem surgically than are men who live in other regions. Region 1 men accounted for 33% of the nearly 27,000 male breast-reduction procedures performed nationwide.
Male breast reduction for gynecomastia is similar to a breast reduction procedure in women. Julio Garcia, MD, a highly experienced double-board certified plastic surgeon who also trained as an artist, uses a combination of liposuction and surgery (including skin stretching, skin trimming, and nipple repositioning when necessary) to reduce male breast tissue and skin. Finding the top plastic surgeon in las vegas helps you get the results you've been looking for.
Dr. Garcia’s understanding of male anatomy ensures that his male breast-reduction procedures create a masculine-looking chest. Depending on your fat distribution, he can also use liposuction to sculpt around the your chest muscles to enhance them and make them “pop.”
Region 2. East and West North Central: Lip Reduction
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North or South Dakota)
While lip augmentation with hyaluronic-acid based fillers is all the rage worldwide, the men and women in Region 2 bucked that trend last year. Instead, they were responsible for 36% of the 1,065 lip-reduction surgeries performed in the US.
Lip surgery requires a high degree of finesse because the lips are delicate, curved and highly visible. Dr. Garcia considers the overall proportion of your features and facial shape when creating the perfect, smaller lip size that you desire.
Region 3. South Atlantic: Pectoral Implants
(Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North and South Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia)
Men in Region 3 take body-building to a whole new level: of the 983 pectoral implant procedures performed in 2017, they got 28% of them. Silicone body implants to augment muscles are safe and can last for years.
Dr. Garcia makes sure you get the size and shape pectoral implant that builds up your chest to look stronger, more masculine, and perfectly natural. Your implant is placed so that you can continue to build muscle and work out normally.
Region 4. East and West South Central: Hair Transplantation
(Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas)
Nearly 20,000 men and women across the U.S. got hair transplants last year, and a whopping 46% of these were performed in Region 4. The ASPS estimates that 40% of all men have lost at least some hair by age 40. Women, too, suffer from alopecia (hair loss) as they age, due to the hormonal changes of perimenopause and menopause.
During a hair transplantation, Dr. Garcia takes healthy, loss-resistant follicles from the back of your head and transplants them to balding areas, such as the front temporal region or the crown of the head. Hair transplantation can be performed in the office under local anesthesia.
Dr. Garcia also helps you regrow your hair by using your own blood to rejuvenate your damaged follicles. By taking a small amount of blood from your arm and spinning it in a high-tech centrifuge, he creates a concentrated liquid that’s rich in the growth factors found in blood plasma. This super-charged liquid, referred to as platelet-rich plasma or PRP, is injected into your hair follicles to rejuvenate them. Within months, the PRP stimulates your follicles to produce healthy new hair.
No matter which procedure you opt for, your new hair takes about 12 to 18 months to grow and stabilize. Depending on your type of hair loss, Dr. Garcia may also recommend you take finasteride (Propecia, Proscar) and/or minoxidil (Rogaine) to stimulate further new hair growth.
Region 5. Mountain and Pacific: Breast and Chin Augmentations
(Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming, Arkansas, California, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington)
Perhaps not surprising for a region that sports two major beach areas where women flaunt their figures in skimpy shirts and bikinis, the majority of breast augmentations are performed in Region 5. A full 36% of the more than 300,000 nationwide breast augmentations took place in these sunny western states.
Dr. Garcia offers a range of shapes, sizes, and textures of breast implants to fit your unique body type and give you the sexy figure of your dreams. If you also have issues with sagging, Dr. Garcia recommends one of his breast-lift procedures first. His breast lifts make your girls look so perky, feminine, and natural, you may decide to forego the augmentation altogether!
Region 5 men and women also decided another area of their profile view needed a boost: They snatched up 36% of chin augmentations, too. More than 16,000 men and women strengthened their profiles with chin and mandibular implants, and almost 6,000 of them were west-coasters.
Vegas: The Perfect Place to Recover
No matter where you live, a great outcome to any plastic surgery procedure depends on a great surgeon, of course. Finding the top plastic surgeon in las vegas gives you the expertise you need for a beautiful outcome as well as a built-in retreat-type recovery .
Because many plastic surgery procedures require a recovery period (especially during the first 72 hours), adding on one to two weeks self-care, rest, and relaxation away from home is a perfect way to ensure that you won’t be stressed by daily demands as your body heals. Dr. Garcia improves the lives and appearances of men and women from all over the country — and even the world — at his Las Vegas, Nevada, facility. In addition to booking your consultation, his friendly staff help you find the ideal surgical recovery center and other relaxing accommodations to ensure beautiful results that last a lifetime.
Contact Dr. Garcia’s staff for an in-person, Skype, or phone consultation by calling the office or using the online form.