Roanoke, VA — According to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), cosmetic enhancements have increased by 5% in the past year to over 13.8 million total procedures performed. Experiencing a second straight year of positive growth, Dr. Enrique Silberblatt, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Roanoke, says aesthetic surgical and nonsurgical treatments are now becoming a popular solution for treating the signs of aging and helping patients experience life without worrying about their appearance. Dr. Silberblatt says he has observed a similar increase in demand for plastic surgery at his practice, particularly breast augmentation in Roanoke, as more and more patients are becoming aware of its benefits thanks to an increase in approval across the country and new developments in the techniques and technology of the field.
At his Roanoke plastic surgery practice, Dr. Silberblatt says breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure he performs. The ASPS study confirms his observations, reporting that there were over 307,000 breast augmentation procedures performed in 2011, up 4% in the past year. Dr. Silberblatt says he attributes much of the swell in demand to the more widespread availability of innovative new lines of breast implants and to more efficient, safe surgical techniques. He says thanks to the significant popularity of silicone gel implants (63% of all breast augmentations used silicone in 2010 according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), manufacturers and surgeons have been able to adapt better to patient preference and create the safest, most natural implants yet.
Other cosmetic surgical and non-invasive procedures such as liposuction and BOTOX® Cosmetic also exhibited an increase according to the ASPS statistics. Dr. Silberblatt says body contouring enhancements like liposuction in Roanoke have become an exceptionally popular treatment as patients prepare for the upcoming warm months and swimsuit season. He says the total increase in plastic surgery procedures may also be indicative of the rise in approval ratings of cosmetic enhancements, which the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reports have risen to over half of all Americans.
Whether they are looking for a full-body makeover or a simple facial enhancement, Dr. Silberblatt says all patients will benefit from the rising demand for plastic surgery. He says more interest from patients will help spur plastic surgeons and medical companies to continue pursuing the safest and most effective treatments. He adds that patients will have more options in effectually improving their appearance and self-confidence. However, Dr. Silberblatt also says patients should still be sure to consult with a board-certified and dedicated plastic surgeon before undergoing any procedure to ensure they receive the care and results that are right for them. He urges all patients to thoroughly research their options before settling on a practice or treatment.
About Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS
A graduate of Princeton University and New York Medical College, Dr. Enrique Silberblatt completed his general surgery internship at the University of Miami, a General Surgical Residency at the University of Massachusetts, and a Plastic Surgery Residency at the University of Pittsburgh. He also completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Plastic and Orthognathic Surgery at Akron Children’s Hospital and a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at the University of Alabama, Birmingham. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the National Board of Medical Examiners, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Medical Society of Virginia. Dr. Silberblatt is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
Located at 3505 Brambleton Avenue, SW in Roanoke, VA, Dr. Silberblatt’s practice can be reached at (540) 776-1600. He can also be contacted online via the website silberblatt.com or facebook.com/silberblatt.