Plastic surgery is a hot topic in the news this summer, gracing the June cover of TIME Magazine as well as appearing on Good Morning America. With over 15 million Americans undergoing some form of cosmetic procedure in 2014, author Joel Stein states that “plastic surgery is the new makeup.” Having spent over a year researching trends in plastic surgery around the world, Stein has concluded that the stigma surrounding plastic surgery is quickly fading. He found that an ever-increasing number of women and men are electing to undergo plastic surgery, especially minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox, fillers, and liposuction. Additionally, a growing number of patients are opening up about the “work” they’ve had done, sharing their experiences and photos on social media such as Real Self (where Dr. John Kim is an expert contributor). It’s wonderful to see this sharing of knowledge blossoming within the plastics community.
If you or a loved one is considering a cosmetic procedure of any kind, schedule your free consultation with Chicago Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. John Kim today!