Dr. Gary A. Vela, M.D., Gives His Thoughts on the Future of Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Gary A. Vela, M.D., has forged a successful career in plastic surgery spanning nearly two decades. Gary A. Vela, M.D. attributes his resounding fame and success to an unmatched passion for medicine that dates back to his days in high school, even before he stepped into the training room. Since obtaining board certification from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Gary A. Vela, M.D.'s career has grown from strength to strength. To date he has successfully performed just about any type of cosmetic surgery, including breast lifts, face lifts, tummy tuck, the Brazilian butt lift and many others. Cosmetic surgery has come a long way, and so has Gary A. Vela, M.D.. Here is his take on the latest trends in the industry and a candid expression of what to expect in the future.
We are likely to experience a steady growth in the number of cosmetic procedures. Going by new data compiled by the American Society of Plastic surgeons, there has been consistent growth in cosmetic surgery procedures performed from year to year since the turn of the new millennium. In 2015, 15.9 million procedures were performed compared to about 15.5 million procedures reported in 2014, representing an impressive 2% growth.
While the traditional face lift procedures are still popular, people are increasingly embracing more recent types of lifts. This is highlighted by the total of 17,099 arm lifts performed in 2015, compared to just 338 in 2000, representing an astonishing 4,959% increase. Gary A. Vela, M.D., expects the trend to continue.
One of the biggest factors that have led to the current growth witnessed in the industry is the ever-increasing photographic presence of people in online social platforms like Facebook, Facetime, Skype, and Twitter. The increased exposure has and will continue to drive many people towards improving their physical appearance.
Allergan Plc has famously obtained approval from the FDA for the use of the filler Juverderm in lips. Gary A. Vela, M.D. expects the trend to spill over onto breasts, nose, and hands as people actively seek for solutions to aging and its effects on the body.
Dr. Vela believes the future of cosmetic surgery is bright, and one we can all look forward to.
Gary A. Vela, M.D., is a true revolutionary in the field of cosmetic and plastic surgery