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he a l th a n d fit n e ss BEfORE AfTER PEOPlE ARE nO lOngER shY ABOuT gETTing “A liTTlE wORk dOnE.” BY AdEllE lARmOuR f eeling good about oneself from the “outside-in” with the help of plastic surgery has become more mainstream and acceptable in today’s society. in fact, within the last decade, national and international demand for surgical aesthetic procedures has grown the evolution of cosmetic surgery, both in its transparency and community acceptance. “Fifteen years ago, women were very shy and withdrawn with respect to cosmetic surgery,” he said. “they’d get it done, but there would be this period of time where they would hide out Now in 2007, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure was liposuction, while the most frequently performed nonsurgical procedure was Botox injections. by approximately 114 percent, according to Julie Barr, director of sKiN Medispa and Barr plastic surgery. At sudbury’s first fully-accredited, private operating facility, business has grown more than 150 percent since it opened in 1998. Non-surgical procedures such as Botox, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion and laser hair removal have soared an incredible 754 percent. Dr. scott Barr, a sudbury plastic surgeon and medical director of Barr plastic surgery, has witnessed firsthand we don’t see that. At least one-third of my patients talk to others about it.” scott Barr said 10 percent of his clients are men. Evolving technology has developed more dramatic results than in the past, both with surgical and nonsurgical procedures. there is a much higher safety profile as well. “there are so many more options available to patients that weren’t there 15 years ago,” he said. smartLipo is one example of a new liposuction device that works with two different wavelengths of light us- ing a Yag fibreoptic laser, which melts fat through an opening between two to four millimetres. in 2007, the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure was liposuction, while the most frequently performed non-surgical procedure was Botox injections, according to the Cosmetic plastic surgery statistics website. At Barr plastic surgery, the top five procedures for women are breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and breast reduction. For men, the top five procedures are liposuction, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty (nose reshaping), breast reduction to treat enlarged male breasts, and hair transplantation. Cost is another consideration. in Canada, Medicard and Credit Medical are the two most commonly used finance companies. For those who seek out physical change through plastic surgery, an initial consultation is required. During this time the patient’s aesthetic goals are discussed, as well as the degree of improvement that can be reasonably expected. All the available information and options are presented, as well as the associated benefits and risks. patient 50 Sudbury Living Winter 2008

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Sudbury Living - Winter 2008

Sudbury Living - Winter 2008
Cover Story
Health and Fitness
People are No Longer Shy about Getting a Little Work Done
On the Town
Wonderful Winter
City Stories

Sudbury Living - Winter 2008