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AS SUMMER COMES TO AN END, COSMETIC SURGEON STEPHEN T. GREENBERG TELLS US ABOUT THE CHANGING FACE OF PLASTIC SURGERY. BY AMANDA SEEKAMP
Dr. Stephen T. Greenberg talks about the changing face of plastic surgery.
Does the popularity of cosmetic procedures change depending on the season? Liposuction and breast augmentation are the most common procedures throughout the year; however, with the colder months approaching, facial cosmetic is huge—face lifts, eye lifts, lips, chin, forehead, and rhinoplasty. People in the summer are out and about, going to events, and are at a high risk of being seen. In the winter, people are inside and more receptive to having a longer recovery time. I’ve found that a lot of younger women are starting to have cosmetic surgery. Why is that? Because of the minimally invasive procedures, people are starting earlier. I think cosmetic surgery is more accepted. Many young women see their parents doing it. They grow up witnessing it. Have you noticed an increase in male clients? In the past, it was unusual for men to get a procedure, but now they comprise 30 percent of my practice. The most common non-surgical procedure for men is Botox and other injection into the face. How should we prep for 2018? For fall and winter, it’s imperative that patients take care of their skin to get rid of the sun damage and sun exposure problem. We offer a computer analysis of patients’ skin, and it analyzes what we need to improve. We use the computer to formulate an individual’s program for their skin type. Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery is located at 365 Country Road 39A, Ste. 7, Southampton, 631-287-4999, and has locations in Woodbury and New York City; greenbergcosmeticsurgery.com.
Dr. Greenberg says that the demographic for plastic surgery, including noninvasive procedures, is widening to include more men and young women.