Facial plast Surg 2014; 30(02): 101-102
DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1371901
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Future of Cosmetic Surgery

Robert Alan Goldberg1
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
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Publication Date:
08 May 2014 (online)

Abstract

Changes in cosmetic surgery will be driven by several key forces. The patient's self-image, and perceived place in society, will continue to drive patients to the cosmetic surgeon as well as to demand newer and better treatments. Technological advances, especially those based on an enhanced understanding of cellular and tissue physiology, promise enhanced tools other than the scalpel for the surgeon. Conceptual advances in our understanding of beauty and patient psychology will lead to a more integrative approach to cosmetic surgery.