At his Sacramento plastic surgery practice, Dr. Charles Perry says he has seen a significant growth in demand for facelift procedures since the beginning of the new year. Now in the top five cosmetic surgical procedures according to the latest American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) statistics, Dr. Perry says facelifts are commonly being combined with other treatments such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), facial implants, brow lift and laser rejuvenation to further enhance the quality of results that can be achieved by plastic surgeons.
According to the recently released 2011 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), facelifts have made a resurgence in popularity amongst Americans, increasing by 5% since 2010 to approximately 119,000 performed, and have found their way into the top five cosmetic surgical procedures for the first time since 2004. Dr. Charles Perry, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Sacramento, says he has observed a similar trend at his practice and believes the origin of the rising demand for facelifts to be linked to the common request for combined facial procedures as well as an aging baby boomer population. “People are excited about taking control of their appearance, and we believe in helping our patients achieve their goals. As the boomer generation reaches later stages in life, many of our patients are looking to maintain their appearance and reduce the signs of aging through a natural looking procedure. We also are seeing younger patients now in their forties and fifties looking to maintain their appearance in the most effective ways for their individual needs.”
With the growing popularity of facelifts, Dr. Perry says he has also been performing more combinations of facial procedures such as brow lifts and eyelid surgery in Sacramento on patients in their mid forties and fifties. He says undergoing multiple procedures at once offers a number of benefits to patients, including reduced downtime and recovery, as well as noticeably enhanced results in improving one’s appearance and helping one look and feel younger more harmoniously. Dr. Perry adds that with rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and facelift all in the top five cosmetic surgical procedures performed, the popularity of facial procedures will undoubtedly contribute to greater advancements and improvements in the techniques and technology available to doctors and patients.
Dr. Perry says the combination of procedures is especially exciting in the cosmetic enhancement environment. “The combination of new technologies is allowing for individual customization of procedures. These new tools address the many different signs of aging in a more complete way. And as our patients are more educated about the many options available they often are requesting several procedures at once to achieve the look they desire.”
Whether patients are looking for a combination of facial procedures or a single procedure like a facelift in Sacramento, Dr. Perry says he strongly recommends consulting with an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon before undergoing any treatment. He says partnering with a board-certified plastic surgeon ensures patients receive the highest level of care from a passionate and personable practice. “We find that plastic surgeons that maintain their board certification are often the ones that have dedicated themselves to a life-long learning process. While this is no guarantee of excellent results, being board certified demonstrates a commitment to excellence. By doing their homework, patients can find that surgeon that has dedicated their professional life to achieving excellence as viewed by their colleagues.”
About Charles Perry, MD, FACS
A graduate of the University of Puget Sound, Dr. Charles Perry received his medical degree from the University of Washington. He completed his general surgery Internship at Maricopa County Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and a residency in general surgery at the University of Arizona, after which he trained extensively in procedures such as breast augmentation and facelifts during a plastic surgery residency at the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Perry is a Diplomat of the American Board of Surgery, certified by the American Board of Plastic surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has served as a volunteer with the Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation since 2004 and has been on multiple medical outreach trips to Ecuador and the X’axlip Indian Reservation.
Located at 3800 J Street, Suite 210 Sacramento, CA, Dr. Perry’s practice, Chrysalis Cosmetics, can be reached at (916) 248-4447. It can also be contacted online via the website sacramentoplastics.com or www.facebook.com/ChrysalisCosmetics.