St. Louis Plastic Surgeon Discusses ASAPS Statistics

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Plastic Surgeon in St. Louis Discusses Recent ASAPS Breast Augmentation Stats

Dr. Jeffrey Copeland, a plastic surgeon in St. Louis, MO, says that breast augmentation is one of the most popular surgical procedures at his practice, a statistic reflected nationally by the latest survey from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). The recent study reports there were 318,123 breast augmentation procedures in 2010. Dr. Copeland discusses the popularity of this procedure and the overall rise in cosmetic enhancements.

According to the most recent study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), cosmetic surgical procedures increased almost 9% in 2010 to over 1.6 million total. The survey shows 318,123 breast augmentation procedures were performed, making it the most popular surgical enhancement. The study also reports almost 9.5 million total surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed, an increase of 155% since statistical reports were first conducted. At his St. Louis plastic surgery practice, Dr. Jeffrey Copeland says he has seen a similar increase in the total number of procedures. He adds that as the economy begins to show signs of recovery, people are beginning to desire procedures that will enhance their physical appearance, such as breast augmentation in St. Louis.

Dr. Copeland says the breast augmentation procedure has grown in popularity with both younger women who are looking for a procedure to give them a more shapely aesthetic appearance and body contour, as well as women who may have had children and are looking for a lift and/or augmentation to restore the firmness, fullness and shape they once had. As the number of procedures increases, Dr. Copeland also adds that innovations in techniques and implant types will continue to develop. He says consulting an experienced surgeon whom remains dedicated to continuing education and is up-to-date with the latest advancements is crucial to receiving the best results.

Dr. Copeland says the increase in breast augmentation and other surgical procedures including eyelid surgery in St. Louis has been constant at his practice since he first started tracking cosmetic enhancement statistics. Dr. Copeland adds that he believes the level of care and quality of results will only continue to increase as breast augmentation procedures become more and more popular. “Our society puts a premium on the appearance of the female breast, so it is a pleasure to be able to provide effective, safe procedures that allow women more control over that part of their appearance. Fuller breast contours can make clothing and swimwear options easier and more satisfying. We are also seeing an upward shift in the average age of our augmentation patients as well, reflecting the progressive attitude of American females to continue to look fit and youthful as they mature. They wish to look as vital and young as they feel.”

About Jeffrey G. Copeland, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Copeland graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, where he completed his undergraduate degree in premedical science, his Medical degree, residencies in General and Plastic Surgery, and a fellowship in microvascular surgery. Dr. Copeland has served as chief resident in both general surgery and plastic surgery, the board chairman of Primaris, the Missouri Medicare quality improvement organization, and the president of the Missouri Association of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He has been Chief of Staff at both Saint Joseph Health Center/Hospital West and Barnes Jewish Saint Peters Hospital in Saint Charles County, Missouri

Located at #2 Richmond Center Court in St. Peters, MO, Copeland Cosmetic Surgery can be reached at (866) 377-0288. The practice can also be contacted online via their website or