Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery Blog

Surgery and Fat Grafting One of the newer approaches to eyelid surgery now days is the use of fat grafting. The thought is that in addition to traditional eyelid surgery which can remove excess skin and fat from the eye, fat grafting can place some fat...

Tissue Glue in Plastic Surgery Plastic surgeons are always trying to build a better mousetrap. In other words we are constantly trying to improve our techniques and make surgeries better in terms of results, both aesthetically as well as in terms of patient recovery. One of...

Lipodissolve + Liposuction Liposuction to remove subcutaneous fat was first developed 35 years ago and is one of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures in the United States with 341,144 procedures reported in 2011. The obvious downside to liposuction is the fact that one has to...

Stem Cell Facelift There are numerous reports and claims that stem cell technology is the wave of the future. They have been linked to countless medical applications, and cosmetic procedures are no exception. One of the newest plastic surgical procedures is the so-called “stem cell facelift”....

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery recently published their 16th annual multi-specialty Procedural Statistics. They found that Americans spent over $11 billion on cosmetic procedures during 2012. Of that total almost $7 billion was spent on surgical procedures. This represented a 6 percent increase...

Scottsdale Medical Spa Recent figures show that there are about 2,100 “medical spas” or “med spas” operating currently in the United States. This is truly an amazing number considering that med spas only emerged some 10 years ago. Their numbers increase greatly just prior to the...

Gummy Bear Implants FDA Approved Just last week, the FDA approved the long-awaited, heavily-studied, “gummy bear” implants. These highly cohesive, anatomically-shaped silicone gel implants from Allergan (Natrelle 410) are indicated for women undergoing breast augmentation, breast reconstruction or those desiring an implant exchange. They are great for...

Cosmetic Surgery in Men When someone thinks of plastic surgery they most often picture a woman. The female gender has been the dominant demographic for plastic surgery for as long as it has been around, but many forget that men can benefit from it as well. Statistics...

When you or your doctor decide it is in your best interest to get a breast procedure done, it is extremely important to be aware of the different types available and what is right for you. There are many options to look into. The four...

When looking into plastic surgery, many have recently become captivated by the overseas cosmetic surgeries offered in various destinations. The main point to this cosmetic surgery abroad is the promise of noticeable savings. But it is important to remember to weigh any potential savings against...