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Top 5 plastic surgery procedures after re-opening

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold of the nation earlier this year, plastic surgeons and their facilities around the United States were some of the first medical practices forced to shut their doors. This was primarily because nearly all cosmetic surgeries, and procedures performed at plastic surgery facilities are elective.

State and federal governments forced these practice closures in order to funnel invaluable medical resources where they were most-needed — in hospitals and clinics. Furthermore, closing plastic surgery practices, as well as all other elective facilities, was meant to help stop the spread of the virus.

Fast-forward to today, and many plastic surgery practices in San Francisco are now reopening their doors — ours included. While the world is not yet out-of-the-woods when it comes to a cure or fail proof treatment for COVID-19, much has been learned about the virus and how to stop its spread. As such, many individuals may find themselves interested in plastic surgery cosmetic procedures once again.

So, what are patients interested in improving as plastic surgeons reopen their practices and begin preforming surgery procedures again? That’s what we’ll be discussing below. Here are the top five plastic surgery procedures being performed on patients since lockdown began.

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Despite working out hard and eating a strict, healthy diet, many people find that getting rid of those last few vanity pounds is an extreme challenge — if not impossible. The answer? Liposuction.

Liposuction or lipoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures on the market today, and it’s become even more popular since lockdown. Perhaps it’s the fact that more of us are looking in the mirror more often throughout the day.

Perhaps it’s those extra calories we’ve been eating to curb the stress of quarantine. Maybe it’s seeing ourselves constantly in that little Zoom call window. Regardless, liposuction is the answer for getting rid of those last few pounds that you’d love to be able to lose.

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, liposuction is fast and simple. Small incisions are made in the trouble areas where the patient would like fat removal, then a thin metal tube is inserted in order to disturb and suction out the excess fat. The incisions are then stitched up discreetly, and the patient is left with a flatter, more toned and slender silhouette.

Liposuction works great on the abdomen, buttocks, upper arms, thighs, and other areas.


Most Popular Plastic Surgery ProceduresTummy tucks are another one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, especially for individuals who have recently lost a lot of weight. A tummy tuck procedure is one of the most common cosmetic procedures for women who are finished having children and nursing. In both of these situations, the skin of the abdomen has become stretched but will not bounce back to its original size and shape. The result can be uncomfortable and embarrassing, especially if you want to go shirtless or wear a bathing suit.

A tummy tuck can get rid of excess abdominal skin and some excess fat. During a tummy tuck, the skin is pulled down and repositioned, and your surgeon will contour the tummy to create a natural, smooth appearance. The excess skin and fat is cut off, and discreet stitches are put into place to reconstruct the abdomen and achieve a toned, attractive appearance.


Of course, pouty, full lips have been a desirable feature for centuries long before the advent of modern cosmetic procedures. But with the recent success and popularity of celebrities such as the Kardashian sisters, Rihanna, and others, an increasing number of people have now become interested in plumping their lips permanently.

With lip implants, silicone implants are inserted into the lips to create a permanent fuller appearance with a natural shape. The process is quick, safe, and only requires local anesthesia. Many patients are interested in permanent lip implants as opposed to temporary lip fillers because no repeat treatments are necessary. Lip implants are, without a doubt, one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures.


Also known as mammoplasty, breast augmentation is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures that involves inserting silicone or saline implants into the chest for an overall larger, fuller appearance. Breast augmentation has always been a popular plastic surgery procedure, and it is no different now.

Many who are interested in breast augmentation have noticed that their breasts appear “deflated” or reduced in size. This may be something that’s naturally occurred because of time and gravity, or it may have happened after pregnancy and breast-feeding or weight loss.

There are many reasons why patients are interested in a breast reduction or augmentation. Finally, breast augmentation may be a surgical procedure that the patient has desired since young adulthood. It is one of the most common cosmetic procedures that many women opt for.

Regardless, breast augmentation is the best and most permanent way to achieve fuller, perkier breasts that you can feel proud of. Your surgeon will assist you in coming up with the optimal size, shape, and positioning of your new implants.


Most Popular Plastic SurgeryLastly, facelifts are another one of the most common cosmetic procedures that many patients are currently after.

As we age, fat naturally moves downward because of gravity. This depletion leaves our cheeks looking less plump and youthful and may create jowls in the jaw and cheeks. Loose skin, wrinkles, and fine lines will also make an appearance. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, helps combat all of these issues.

During the procedure, plastic surgeons will make small incisions and literally lift and reposition the areas of your face and neck where premature signs of aging are visible. The result of cosmetic surgery will be a smoother, more natural appearance that makes you look younger and fresher.


What are some fast growing plastic surgery procedure?

Surpassing 300 million surgeries conducted by plastic surgeons each year, breast asymmetry continues to maintain its position as the rapidly expanding field of aesthetic surgery across the globe. Eyelid surgery is another one of the popular cosmetic surgery procedures that is increasingly popular. Double eyelid surgery has a history dating back to the 1950s, and in contemporary times, it has emerged as one of the most sought-after procedures. With over 1.4 million instances of double eyelid surgeries carried out within a single year, there is a significant demand for enhancing the appearance of the eyes. The breast lift is another fast growing procedure.

Often combined as part of a mommy makeover, the breast lift helps to enhance the appearance the breast in a natural way. A breast lift is commonly sought by women after pregnancy. Breast reduction surgery and ear surgery are two other popular and always growing cosmetic procedures.

What is the riskiest plastic surgery procedure?

Body lifts encompass multiple procedures, and among them, lifts are considered the most high-risk. In this process, abdominal muscles are elevated to enhance the overall physique. A body lift is serious, but can be a life changing cosmetic procedure.

What is the hardest plastic surgery to recover from?

The recuperation process following rhinoplasty, frequently referred to as a nose job, presents a recovery challenge. Patients commonly experience discomfort in the facial and neck areas. Rhinoplasty is often considered the hardest plastic surgery procedures to recovery from.

What is the average recovery time from plastic surgery?

The duration will vary based on the specific surgery and your occupational demands, but it’s advisable to anticipate a recovery period ranging from 3 to 14 days. For instance, individuals undergoing breast augmentation often resume work after 3 days, whereas more extensive procedures like Brazilian butt lifts and mommy makeovers necessitate a minimum of 14 days off.

What else to know about the plastic surgery recovery process?

Maintaining a cool environment for the treated area can effectively minimize swelling and discomfort, particularly within the initial 48-hour period. Following the surgery, opt for light meals within the first 24 hours, ensuring you consume something, even if it’s just a small portion. It’s important to avoid taking medications on an empty stomach, as it may lead to feelings of nausea and dizziness.


If lockdown and quarantine have had you considering plastic surgery, now is the ideal time to book your consultation appointment. Our office has taken all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of our patients and staff. Social distancing, mask wearing, and frequent sanitation and handwashing are just a few of the steps we’ve implemented.

While it was a challenge for us to close our doors temporarily — just as it was for many businesses, organizations, and individuals — we are happy to say that we have now reopened and are ready to help you achieve the body and face of your dreams.

Whether it’s losing a few extra pounds with liposuction, flattening your abdomen with a tummy tuck, changing the silhouette of your chest, or making any other improvement, Dr. Sieber can help.

As a highly successful, board certified plastic surgeon in San Francisco and Bay area, Dr. Sieber is constantly on the cutting edge of his profession, always improving the techniques he uses in cosmetic surgery procedures and providing top-notch service and medical care to his patients. When you’re ready to book your initial consultation appointment at our San Francisco and Bay area office, give us a call and we’ll be happy to get you on the books!

Dr. Dave Sieber and his staff are so awesome! Dr. Sieber is personable yet professional, his work is impeccable. He listens to his patient and works with them to achieve what they want. He’s like my hair dresser, a magician, you just want to do a happy dance with the results, only these results are lasting. Ok, but seriously, the procedure was very smooth, the staff and the doctors (Dr Sieber and the anesthesiologist) had great communication and made sure I was comfortable with very clear and concise pre op and post op directions. The healing process was very easy and the results are FABULOUS. Side note, Dr. Sieber has really awesome skin, I feel like this is impressive and important because really, would you trust a dentist with bad teeth? I am so elated and satisfied with the results, the size is perfect and they look and feel very natural. They are exactly what I wanted.*

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Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is a doctor who is not only extremely knowledgeable about the latest in cosmetic procedures, but a doctor who truly cares about his patients. I highly recommend him!*


Dr. Sieber is attentive, responsive, and well trained. I had seen him for Botox and filler and he had done both without any pain or bruising and more importantly the results were fabulous. He has met with me on time at each appointment. He communicates what to expect, made sure I was comfortable throughout the procedure, checked on my healing every day post procedure. He couldn’t be more delightful not more talented. I had seen other plastic surgeons for in office treatments over the past decade and Dr. Sieber is at the top of the list in terms of delivering the desired outcome and high quality care.*

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