It would seem that nobody can accuse plastic surgeons of not practising what they preach.
After all, the medical professionals – many of whom advise on and conduct hundreds of cosmetic procedures throughout the year – are no strangers to going under the knife themselves.
In fact, a rather large percentage of surgeons have enhanced their own appearance as well as that of their many patients. This is great news for those people who are considering cosmetic work but are worried that they won’t be in safe hands, because, as it turns out, their surgeon has probably been in their very shoes!
The American College of Healthcare Executives has carried out a rather interesting piece of research into plastic surgeons. It found that out of the 276 plastic surgeons involved in the survey, one-third of them had previously enjoyed at least one type of cosmetic procedure during their career. Much like many of their patients, they have been particularly interested in cutting down on extra weight. As a result, liposuction is the most common operation they’ve opted for with 18.6% trying it at some point. This will no doubt come as a relief to patients who are looking at having a similar operation to achieve their dream body.
Meanwhile, a higher percentage of surgeons have undergone less invasive procedures to improve their appearance. The research concluded that a hefty 62% have been the recipient of ‘minimally invasive work’. The most common was Botox, in an effort to shave a few years off their face to remain looking youthful.
There’s a growing trend where more and more men are deciding to improve their appearance with cosmetic procedures. This research also found that male surgeons are a firm part of this movement because 57% have enjoyed the benefits of minimally invasive surgery. This includes work such as lip fillers and hyperhidrosis.