Plastic Surgery 101: The Beginner’s Guide

February 25th, 2017

If you struggle with feeling that your body isn’t quite the way you want it to be, you’ve probably wondered about getting plastic surgery. Celebrities make it look so easy, right?

People from all over the country come to see Madison’s top, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clifford King, M.D., Ph.D. for help achieving the beautiful contours they always wanted. But the process is not as simple and quick as the media makes it seem, so it’s important to understand what goes into a successful plastic surgery. Here are some essential things you, as the patient, need to know so that we can achieve the results you desire. Read the rest of this entry »

Plastic Surgery Statistics [Part 2]: Minimally Invasive Procedures Increase Too

July 29th, 2015

In 2014, the number of cosmetic procedures in the United States, including both minimally invasive and surgical, topped 15 million, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures increased by 4 percent, with more than 13.9 million procedures in the country last year.

The top five minimally invasive procedures were:

* Botox (6.7 million procedures, up 6 percent)
* Soft tissue fillers (2.3 million procedures, up 3 percent)
* Chemical peel (1.2 million procedures, up 7 percent)
* Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, up 3 percent)
* Microdermabrasion (881,905 procedures, down 9 percent)

“Subtlety has been the keyword I’ve heard from patients over the past year,” said ASPS President Dr. Scot Glasberg. “Minimally invasive procedures typically produce subtle aesthetic results, and for many people, that is all they want or need at the time.”

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Clifford King offers a variety of non-surgical treatments in Madison, Wisconsin, including Botox, microdermabrasion, Restylane, chemical peels and Obagi professional skin care products.

To find out how even minor procedures can have dramatic impact, contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery online or call our office at 608-821-4004 and come in for a personal consultation.

2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics: Cosmetic Procedures Rise Again

June 4th, 2015

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released its 2014 plastic surgery statistics, showing that 15.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year in the U.S.

“The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves, resulting in a wider array of options for patients,” said ASPS President Dr. Scot Glasberg.

“Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”
Cosmetic surgical procedures rose 1 percent, to nearly 1.7 million procedures in 2014. The top five surgical procedures were:

* Breast augmentation
* Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty)
* Liposuction
* Eyelid surgery (Blepharoplasty)
* Facelift
For cosmetic surgery in Madison, Wisconsin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Clifford King offers all of these procedures and much more.

Dr. King will work with you to discover the best way to rejuvenate your face and body, offering personalized attention, exceptional care and a luxurious spa-like atmosphere. Contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery online or call our office at 608-821-4004 to schedule a private consultation.

Should You Reveal Your Past Surgery?

April 13th, 2015

If you’ve decided to improve your appearance with cosmetic surgery, the decision was no doubt a very personal one. And, who you choose to share the information with is also very personal. When beginning a new relationship, you might feel conflicted over whether or not to reveal your past surgery.

Legendary columnist Dear Abby advised a reader on this very issue. The woman, who has breast implants, was feeling conflicted, so she wrote in for help:

“DEAR ABBY: I have been dating a wonderful man for two years and am in hopes of getting a proposal soon. We are both committed to staying pure before marriage and have not been intimate. My question to you is, do I have to tell him, now or ever, that I have had breast implants? I did it several years ago, and it greatly improved my self-esteem. I’m glad I did it. Since he has never felt any breasts, if I tell him, my fear is he will get hung up on the thought, “I wonder what real breasts feel like.” On the other hand, if I don’t tell him and sometime in the future he finds out, he may be like, “I can’t believe you kept that from me.” What would you advise? — Reticent in Kentucky

DEAR RETICENT: Many women have breast enhancement surgery so their figures will be more balanced. For the reason you have mentioned, you should tell your boyfriend. It should make no difference to him. However, if it does, it’s better that you know now before you spend any more time on someone who measures the worth of a woman by how “real” her breasts are. P.S. If he wants to know what “real” breasts feel like, tell him to go hug his mother.”

For breast augmentation in Madison, Wisconsin, you can trust the fine work of skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Clifford King.

His impressive work at Madison Cosmetic Surgery can be viewed in our online before-and-after breast surgery photo gallery.

For more information or to schedule a free, friendly consultation, contact Madison Cosmetic Surgery.

Plastic Surgery in 2015: What’s On the Horizon? [Part 2]

March 9th, 2015

As the new year 2015 rolls on, Plastic Surgery specialist are talking about what they expect will happen in the world of cosmetic surgery.

Continuing the list from our previous blog post, here’s what we can expect to see in 2015:

* Beauty is in the Eye: Procedures to brighten, firm and rejuvenate the delicate eyelid area — including eye lift surgery (blepharoplasty) — have had major improvements, and they are expected to become even more popular in 2015.

* Fat Chance: As harvesting techniques improve, fat grafting is expected to become even more popular. There has already been a rise in combination treatments, where fat is removed from one area and injected into another. Looking even further into the future, research will continue into the beneficial ways growth factors and stem cells found in fat might be used.

* A Little Confidence Booster: Even a small procedure can have major impact in terms of brightening a patient’s appearance and boosting their self confidence. Plastic Surgeons predict they will continue to see more patients for minor treatments like ear surgery (otoplasty), upper-lip lifts, and the removal of moles and birthmarks.

* And, In the Future?: A few new non-surgical procedures are being developed that might be available this year, pending FDA approval. Plastic surgeons are excited about a fat-melting injection meant to reduce double chins and a new topical form of Botox.

Are you ready to utilize the latest cosmetic surgery procedures to give you the appearance you’ve always wanted? To learn about advancements that are making treatments more comfortable and more affordable, contact Dr. Clifford King, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Madison, Wisconsin, at Madison Cosmetic Surgery, 608-821-4004.