Liposuction tops the list of most requested plastic surgery procedure


Liposuction tops the list of most requested plastic surgery procedure

Summer Season Increases the UAE’s Demand for Plastic Surgery

Liposuction tops the list of most requested plastic surgery procedure


Dubai – As summer approaches and people prepare for the holiday season the demand for liposuction has once again topped the list of the UAEs most popular plastic surgery procedure.


According to Dr. Toledo, one of the UAE’s leading certified plastic surgeons, demand for liposuction has increased by 10%. Dr Toledo’s surgery has also reports a sharp increase of 25% in the demand for non-invasive procedures such as Botox, fillers, peels and radiofrequency, all of which help reduce the physical signs of aging.


“Preparing for the summer holiday season continues to drive demand of non-surgical procedures. While it may seem very appealing for most men and women to have the perfect beach body, patients should rely on their credible plastic surgeon advice to avoid unnecessary procedures.” concludes Dr. Toledo.


Dr Toledo also reports that other popular surgeries for this season include face and neck lifts, arms and thigh lifts and also full body lifts. These kinds of treatments remove excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging in the midface, deep creases below the lower eyelids and fat that has fallen or is displaced.


The increase in demand for lift procedures in the UAE reflects the increase in the demand for same procedures globally. For example, statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reveal that arm lifts in women have increased by more than 4,000 per cent in



just over 10 years – in real terms this means that in the year 2000 only 300 women in the US underwent an upper arm lift procedure but in 2012 over 15,000 did.


Abdominoplasty and breast augmentation are also amongst the most popular trends at this time of year, as women across the UAE look to attain the ideal bikini body. The abdominoplasty procedure, popularly known as the tummy tuck, has recently been named as one of the *top five global cosmetic procedures.


In terms of breast augmentation, which involves women undergoing liposuction and then having the removed fat injected back into the breasts, the advantages of this treatment are that it leaves no scars and leaves breasts feeling more natural.


Not everyone who wants the ‘perfect’ beach body wants to undergo cosmetic surgery so Dr. Toledo has five top tips to help people have naturally fit and healthy summer:


  1. Keep Hydrated: Keeping your body hydrated is extremely important to maintain energy levels, especially during a workout. So drink plenty of water or other energy drink before and after workout.
  2. Do the right Sports: Taking up the right sports during this summer will help pump up your body e.g. swimming, diving and surfing
  3. Avoid the Sun: Too much sun can cause serious skin problems and will also decrease your body energy. Therefore, make sure to always apply sunscreen lotion or cream to your entire body.
  4. Eat Healthy: A healthy balanced diet filled with vitamins and minerals is very important. Eating fruit regularly will help in raising energy.
  5. Be patient: Don’t expect to reach your fitness goals in a week or two, enjoy the summer and appreciate the efforts that you’re making – the results will follow naturally.




Dr. Luiz Toledo has published and edited several books in the field of cosmetic surgery and has published over 60 scientific papers in international publications. Dr. Toledo holds the title of Professor having lectured: at more than 500 congresses, delivered over 100 teaching courses and organised over 25 international congresses and symposiums. During 2012, Dr. Toledo gave lectures at many key international conferences such as Asia Middle East Surgery Conference in Dubai (March 2012), 11th Congress of the Serbian Society, Belgrade, in May, ISAPS 21st Congress, Geneva, September, Ex pupils of Prof. Pitanguy, Lisbon (October 2012), and Body Conference and Exhibition in association with The Royal Society of Medicine in London (November 2012).. He is the local organizer of the Dubai ISAPS Teaching Course, that will have famous international plastic surgeons in Dubai in January 24th to 25th 2014.


Dr. Toledo holds the title of consultant plastic surgeon in Dubai. Also, he is a long standing member of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) which awarded him, along with the Medical Association of Brazil (AMB), the title of ‘specialist’ plastic surgeon. He is also a member of The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS).


Dr. Toledo has been the recommended as one of the Top 40 plastic surgeons in the World by British Tatler magazine for 2012 and 2013. Also, he has been newly elected as the Scientific Director of the Emirates Plastic Surgery Society.


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