SOURCE: Dr. Glavas

Dr. Glavas

January 13, 2011 14:52 ET

Boston's Eyelid Specialist Comments on ASAPS Predictions

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - January 13, 2011) - Last month, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) released its "Top 10 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011." Non-surgical, minimally-invasive procedures, like Injectables, among others, are on a steady rise. Oculo-Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Ioannis P. Glavas, an eyelid specialist with offices on Newbury Street, Boston, is already witnessing this in his practice.

"Botox Cosmetic is one of the better known injectables, of course," Dr. Glavas points. "But there are many safe, effective choices for people who want to reduce or eliminate puffy, wrinkled skin around the eyes, which often makes us look older."

ASAPS also predicts that plastic surgeons will see a greater diversity in patients, namely, the age of the average person seeking some type of plastic surgery and their income level. "The majority of my patients used to be older, in their 40's and up," Dr. Glavas said. "But I'm now seeing some younger patients seeking treatment, as well as greater ethnic diversity. This could be attributed to the more advanced less invasive treatments, but also, too, as the economy begins to turn around, procedures and treatments will grow in popularity." Dr. Glavas continues, "Cosmetic surgery is not just reserved for the rich and famous. In fact, statistics indicate the average botox and injectable patient is a single mother between the ages of 35 to 55 years old." Dr Glavas states. "People from all walks of life are exploring their options. It helps that today there are more choices and procedures are financially accessible."

Eyelid surgery and procedures -- referred to medically as "blepharoplasty" -- have been Dr. Glavas' fastest growing area for cosmetic surgery compared to all others. In fact, in the United States, it is one of the most performed surgeries. This simple procedure removes excess skin, fat, and/or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. "The majority of us work every day to look our best, from styling our hair to choosing the right clothes. Whether for cosmetic or medical reasons, eyelid surgery is a minor procedure with major results in one's appearance and level of self-confidence."

Dr. Ioannis P. Glavas, the "Eyelid Specialist," is a Board Certified (ABO) oculoplastic and facial cosmetic surgeon specializing in eyelid procedures with offices in Boston (Newbury Street) and Manhattan. Dr. Glavas takes a multidisciplinary approach to facial reconstruction with expertise in several surgical and non-surgical techniques to provide more choice for his patients including laser, fractional laser resurfacing or radiofrequency technology depending on individual, cultural and ethnic characteristics.

The author of numerous articles and reviews in major scientific journals and book chapters on cosmetic facial rejuvenation, Dr. Glavas is the founder and Director of the Massachusetts Eye Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, and serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at NYU school of Medicine and Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital in New York.

Dr. Glavas is regularly quoted in newspapers and on TV and radio, and is available to comment on all issues related to cosmetic surgery and most particularly eyelid procedures.

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