Constant innovation in the field of cosmetic surgery and non-surgical aesthetic procedures has helped make these procedures more predictable, effective, and affordable. Each year millions of new American patients as well as repeat patients continue to seek treatments to enhance their physical appearance and reduce the signs of aging.
Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Fiala, provides stellar, acute, and fascinating cosmetic procedures. Dr. Fiala believes in adopting a holistic approach to every cosmetic treatment, and focuses on delivering results in the least invasive and a healthy manner. He receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL for a wide range of aesthetic surgery and non-surgical procedures.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has brought out its 18th annual multi-specialty data report that provides useful insights about the growing demand for aesthetic procedures in the country. As per the report, Americans spent over $12 billion on invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in 2014.
One of the encouraging findings of the report was that aesthetic procedures are gaining popularity among men on a wider scale. In the last five years, the number of men opting for cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatments has jumped by as much as 43%.
The topmost procedures in terms of year on year growth are buttock augmentation (up 86%), labiaplasty (up 49%), and non-surgical fat reduction (up 42%).
The most popular cosmetic surgery procedures for men and women combined in 2014 included the following:
Liposuction can be performed both as a standalone surgery and in combination with other procedures for more effective outcomes. Improve qualities in breast implants have led to a greater popularity of breast augmentation procedure over the years. Abdominoplasty, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty continue to be listed among most requested procedures.
The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedures for both men and women combined included the following in 2014:
FDA approved Botulinum Toxin injectable treatments to reduce aging signs from the face topped the list of non-surgical procedures with nearly 3.6 million treatments in 2014. Hyaluronic fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane, and laser hair removal, chemical peel treatment, and microdermabrasion have also emerged as in-demand procedures.
Growth in Male Cosmetic Procedures
According to the ASAPS records, the number of men’s procedures since 2010 has gone up as follows:
The future bodes well for both surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures, considering the past and present market trends. Just think how sunny these numbers would be if the economy was not in a recession as well. If there more jobs for people, and there easily could be, this industry would only be looking brighter.
Among various aesthetics procedures sought by men and women, the procedures designed to achieve a flatter and firmer abdomen are more popular. However, many patients are confused between the options of tummy tuck cosmetic surgery and liposuction.
Dr. Thomas Fiala is an eminent, board certified plastic surgeon providing both tummy tuck and liposuction procedures. During the initial consultation will discuss both treatment options and recommend the appropriate procedure as per the patient’s unique needs. Dr. Fiala receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
Tummy tuck is an ideal aesthetics procedure if the patient suffers from stubborn fat deposits in the abdominal area, along with the problem of loss of skin elasticity. Some patients may have weakened underlying abdominal muscles, which can also be tightened with tummy tuck cosmetic surgery.
Liposuction, on the other hand, is an excellent procedure for removal of excess fat, but not for skin or muscle tightening. If the skin elasticity is marvelous in the tummy area, and underlying muscles are strong, the plastic surgeon may recommend liposuction to remove excess fat and restore an attractive, youthful abdomen. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive both procedures from Dr. Fiala.
Liposuction is a relatively less complex surgery because it only involves removal of unwanted fat deposits from a targeted area around the tummy. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia when tumescent liposuction technique is used. Therefore, many patients prefer liposuction because of the efficiency of the procedure.
Tummy tuck surgery is a comparatively complex procedure, particularly when underlying muscle tightening is involved. Incision is typically longer in case of tummy tuck, and scarring will also be more than what a patient can expect in the case of liposuction. However, a skillful surgeon will try to hide the scar in the natural skin crease in the lower abdomen.
Liposuction procedure will typically be of a shorter duration, if only fat removal from the abdominal area is involved. In most cases, the patients can return home the same day. Recovery period may be around a week, after which the patient is usually able to resume their regular activities or go back to work
In case of tummy tuck, the procedure may be of a longer duration because skin excision and tightening of muscles is also involved, apart from fat removal. General anesthesia may be required in some cases, and it may involve an overnight stay at the surgical facility, depending on the patient’s condition. Recovery in case of tummy tuck surgery can be about 10 to 14 days, and full results will establish over several months as swelling subsides completely.
Results in case of both tummy tuck and liposuction are long lasting and sustainable. However, the procedures are not a substitute for diet and exercise, and the patient needs to maintain a regular exercise regimen and follow a balanced diet. Patients should be made aware during the consultation that both liposuction and tummy tuck are not weight loss procedures.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala is a highly experienced and double board certified plastic surgeon, providing cutting edge cosmetic surgery procedure procedures as well as non-surgical treatments. As a skilled and experienced platic surgeon in Orlando with an impeccable track record of performing a wide range of procedures, he is the first choice for many patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding communities.
In addition to his plastic surgery practice of about 16 years, Dr. Fiala also provides innovative and effective non-invasive and minimally invasive procedures to his patients through his state of the art Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa.
This fantastic and hard working doctor belongs to an exclusive set of surgeons who have had the privilege to be board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Fiala began his academic pursuit as a plastic surgeon with a residency in plastic surgery at the University of Michigan.
He followed this with a research fellowship in plastic and microvascular surgery at Harvard University’s Massachusetts General Hospital. He also obtained another fellowship in facial cosmetic surgery, and trained with a facelift surgeon of national eminence, Dr. John Owsley.
Apart from committing himself to providing the highest standard of treatments and care to his patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas, Dr. Fiala also devotes time to maintain active engagement with some of the eminent industry associations. Some of the leading national associations, where he is an active member, include the following:
Dr. Fiala has been providing a wide range of plastic surgery procedures through his independent practice in Florida for more than 16 years. At the same time, he has also established Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, which is a highly advanced facility for non-invasive and minimally invasive cosmetic and anti-aging procedures.
Some of the commonly performed surgical and non-surgical procedures at Dr. Fiala’s practice include Breast implants, breast reduction, breast lift, breast augmentation with lift, abdominoplasty, liposuction, thigh lift, arm lift, buttock lift, body lift, eyelid surgery, brow lift, dermal filler treatments, fractional laser resurfacing, IPL Photofacials, Laser Genesis, laser-based treatments for vein problems, laser skin tightening, and chemical peels, among others.
Dr. Fiala firmly believes that any plastic surgery procedure must be customized in accordance with the natural anatomy of the patient, their personal aesthetic goals and needs, and their general health condition. Best satisfaction levels in cosmetic surgery can be achieved when the surgeon approaches each case individually and creates a customized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s unique needs.
He was recently honored with the prestigious “RealSelf 100” award. RealSelf is a nationally popular online community for doctors and patients in the United States. Recognition from this community is a glowing testimony to Dr. Fiala’s commitment to the field of cosmetic surgery and his dedication to his patients.
Dr. Thomas Fiala is a pre-eminent plastic surgeon in Orlando, leading a state of the art cosmetic surgery practice as well as a medical spa for non-surgical aesthetics procedures. Dr. Fiala enjoys a high reputation among his patients, and has an exemplary track record of successful procedures at his practice of more than 16 years. He receives patients from Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and nearby areas like Daytona Beach, Merritt Island and Tampa, for both surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Dr. Fiala is one of few doctors in Central Florida who has been board certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Fiala completed his residency in plastic surgery from the University of Michigan, with a research fellowship in plastic and microvascular surgery at Harvard’s prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital. He followed this with a fellowship in facial cosmetic surgery with a leading facelift expert, Dr. John Owsley.
Dr. Fiala is an active member of some of the leading organizations in the arena of plastic surgery. The most eminent of these organizations include the following:
In addition to running his own plastic surgery practice in Orlando for over 16 years, Dr. Fiala is also the founder and director of Fiala Aesthetics Medical Spa, which provides state of the art non-surgical treatments. Patients in Orlando, Altamonte Springs, FL, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art invasive and non-invasive solutions from him.
Dr. Fiala’s expertise includes the following procedures, among others: Breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, body lift, arm lift, thigh lift, facelift, eyelid lift, forehead lift, facial filler injections, laser resurfacing, photofacial treatments, laser skin tightening, and chemical peels.
Dr. Fiala believes in addressing the aesthetic needs and goals of each patient in a personalized manner, and provides customized solutions designed to meet those specific goals. Right from the initial consultation process, he remains keenly interested and attentive to the patient’s needs, aspirations and expectations, and prepares a treatment plan that is tailored to match those individual requirements. He draws his satisfaction when he is able to bring joy to the lives of his patients through desirable and sustainable outcomes.
The highly popular RealSelf online community for doctors and patients has honored Dr. Thomas Fiala with the coveted “RealSelf 100” award. This is an acknowledgement of his dedicated and altruistic efforts to achieve high levels of patient satisfaction through state of the art aesthetic surgical and non-surgical procedures.
How often do you hear about “no recovery” or “lunchtime” treatments when reading about lasers, peels and other treatments in the media? Until recently, there was no accepted definition for these terms. What does “minimal recovery” really mean – minimal to whom, the doctor, or to you?
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) has developed a set of standardized definitions that consumers and industry can use, when talking about issues like downtime, bruising, redness, swelling and pain. We’re trying to encourage the cosmetic laser industry to adopt and use these terms in a consistent and honest way, so that consumers can really fully understand what they’re choosing, and can compare treatments while shopping around.
Downtime –the expected time to return to normal lifestyle
Essentially None: less than 24 hours
Minimal: 24-72 hours
Moderate: 3-7 days
Significant: more than 7 days
Bruising – visible on the skin without concealer
Essentially None: no bruising but there may be an immediate change in skin tone
Minimal: less than one week
Moderate: 1-2 weeks
Significant: more than 2 weeks
Redness –visible without concealer
Essentially None: returns to normal (pretreatment or improved) in less than 24 hours
Minimal: 1-3 days
Moderate: 4-7 days
Significant: more than 7 days
Swelling –obvious swelling
Essentially None: less than 3 days
Minimal: 3-7 days
Moderate: 8-14 days
Significant: > 14 days
Pain –significant discomfort associated with the treatment
Essentially None: no anesthesia or medication is needed except over the counter medication
Minimal: requires pretreatment with oral prescription medication, topical anesthetic agents or skin cooling and/or post-treatment prescriptions for pain management.
Moderate: same as minimal but with local anesthesia (injections)
Significant: same as minimal but with IV sedation or general anesthesia