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What you Should Know about Trends

plastic surgery trendsEntering into this new year, or any new year, one of the messages we receive loud and clear is what is on trend for the months ahead. Many of us watch these trends, or even follow them, with great pleasure. They tell us what to wear, what to drive, what music is now in, and even how we should look. Have you noticed that trends span many of the areas of life? That what men and women are wearing could actually create a craze in the area of body type?

If you imagine the “it” girls of today, who comes to mind? Kim Kardashian? Nicki Minaj? Maybe Beyonce or J.Lo? What these trendsetters have in common is a beautiful backside, a feature that has become so valued in today’s age that there is actually a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to help individuals get a more rounded, more bootylicious booty. Clearly, we do not abide by the mindset that a man or woman should not change their body or face through cosmetic surgery. At the same time, we do want to bring to light how trends may not be a good thing to follow, especially when it comes to your body type.

  • During the early years of the 20th Century, the ideal body type was oh so curvaceous that women who wanted to emulate The Gibson Girl, a figure out of illustrator Charles Gibson’s imagination, had to wear skin-poking, rib-squeezing corsets to achieve the look.
  • About a quarter of the way into the century, flapper style became the trend, and this called for a straight-as-an-arrow body type.
  • The 1940s wartime era brought admiration for strength. Tall, sinewy body types were fit with clothing armed with shoulder pads and pointed brassieres.
  • By the 1960s, we were back to being in love with the no-figure woman. The body type of Twiggy and other stick-thin models. Thirty years later, we were once again seeing a love for this waif-like body type.
  • People magazine named 2014 the Year of the Butt. In fact, our appreciation for the oversized buttocks began in 2010. It continues to this day.

The thing about Trends . . .

As you can see, trends do not stay the same for long! Someday, Ms. Kardashian and those like her may wish for a taller, thinner, less curvy frame. The point is, your body type is your body type, and that is a beautiful thing. Cosmetic surgery and other treatments are intended to accentuate what you have so you’re always in style!

Learn more about the services at Keystone Surgery Center by calling our Hazleton or Pottsville office.

Choosing A Cosmetic Surgeon – Some Things To Consider

You will live with your decision to undergo plastic or cosmetic surgery for the rest of your life. It is prudent to make your decision thoughtfully and carefully. Your choice of a cosmetic surgeon is equally important. A successful surgical outcome and the enhancement of how you feel about yourself is critical. An unsuccessful outcome may mean additional costs, additional surgery and, unfortunately, heartache.

cosmetic surgeonTo help you make your decision, here are a few things to consider:

  • Is your surgeon board certified? The government does not require a plastic surgeon to be specifically trained in the procedures they offer. Many doctors with general surgery or other medical training decide to offer cosmetic surgery. Dr. Kimmel is board certified in cosmetic and plastic surgery – the most dependable way of assessing whether a cosmetic surgeon is properly trained.
  • Does your surgeon have experience in the procedure you want? Each area of cosmetic surgery requires different skills – operating on a nose is different from operating on a breast. Ask your surgeon how they trained in the procedure you want and how many times they have performed it.
  • Do you feel a connection to your surgeon? It’s important to feel comfortable with your cosmetic surgeon and their support team and feel like you can trust them to recommend what is the right procedure for you.
  • Have you thought about the aesthetics of the procedure? Beauty is indeed in the eye of the beholder; what one person finds beautiful may not be beautiful to another. Choose a cosmetic surgeon that shares your aesthetic tastes. Look at before-and-after photos; compare the results for the procedure you want; take a selfie for reference. If you are considering a facial procedure, look for photos of patients that are near your age and have a similar facial structure. Do they look the way you would like to look following your surgery?

Dr. Kimmel would love to answer your questions about the procedures he offers. Call for a consultation appointment, today: Pottsville – (570) 622-2900. Hazleton – (570) 455-4252.

Experience Matters: Meet Dr. Robert Kimmel

One of the most important decisions you can make when planning for cosmetic surgery is the physician that will provide your care. It is important to choose someone that you can trust and that you are comfortable with – as well as someone with the education and training necessary to provide safe and beautiful results.

Dr. Robert Kimmel has decades of experience and offers beautiful cosmetic outcomes in a relaxing environment.

Dr. Robert KimmelDr. Kimmel’s educational background includes:

  • Undergraduate: BA in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, in 1982
  • Graduate: MS in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1983
  • MD: Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA in 1987
  • Internship: General Surgery, Thomas Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, PA in 1988
  • Residency: General Surgery, New York Medical College (at New Rochelle), New Rochelle, NY in 1992?Plastic Surgery, Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, PA in 1994

Dr. Kimmel is also certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery?and is a Fellow of American College of Surgeons. These are very important distinctions that you should look for in any plastic surgeon.

Professional development is also important to Dr. Kimmel. He is active in the following organizations outside of his busy practice:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (The Mark of Distinction in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery)
  • Northeastern Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society

Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Kimmel today!

Financing Your Cosmetic Treatment

Dr. Robert Kimmel knows that patients of all budgets and experiences want to look and feel their best.  Our office will make every effort to keep down the cost of your cosmetic and medical services. We often have a variety of treatments available to treat the same conditions – helping you stick to your budget for care.

However, we also offer assistance by providing payment information prior to your scheduled procedure. We can inform you in advance of any out-of-pocket expenses that will be required for your treatment, calculating the anticipated coverage by your insurance provider.

shutterstock_143702587We participate with many insurance plans, including PA Blue Shield, Capital Blue Cross, Keystone Health Plan, First Priority Health and Life, Geisinger Health Plan, Health America, Health Assurance, Aetna, Medicare. We are also a participating provider with numerous managed health care (ie. HMO and PPO ) plans as well. If you are unsure of Dr. Kimmel’s participation with your insurance, please feel free to call our office and speak directly with our billing department.

We accept credit cards and checks for payment and also have financing arrangements available through local banks as well as nationally with CareCredit.

If you’re ready to schedule your consultation for treatment, and have questions regarding how to finance your services – contact our office for more information today.

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