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Why You Need Lots of Sleep After Plastic Surgery

Getting quality, restful sleep is an important part of staying physically and mentally healthy. Rest is even more important after undergoing plastic surgery, as it plays a critical role in healing and achieving your desired aesthetic results. Read on as Dr. Erwin Bulan explains why. Continue reading

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Top Plastic Surgery Procedures According to ASPS

Last year, close to 2 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in the United States. This number is up from 2017, with body-shaping procedures in particular seeing an increase over the previous year, according to a report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). Continue reading

Taking Advantage of the “Off Season” for Plastic Surgery

Pursuing cosmetic treatment to attain a fit, sexy “beach body” physique is a common goal. However, many people put off having treatment during the fall and winter seasons, promising themselves they will look into their options next year.

If you long for a more attractive physique, Dr. Erwin Bulan would like to encourage you to pursue your treatment goals sooner rather than later. In fact, the Northern New Jersey plastic surgeon believes you should start the process as soon as possible. Here’s why: Continue reading

Questions to Ask Yourself before Having Plastic Surgery

The plastic surgery consultation is a good time to ask your surgeon questions about your desired procedure and what it entails. However, before you even set foot in a plastic surgeon’s office, you need to ask yourself some important questions. The best candidates do quite a bit of self-reflection to suss out their motivations, goals and qualifications for surgery.

In this post, Dr. Erwin Bulan reveals what you should ask yourself before having plastic surgery. Continue reading

Getting the Most Out of a Plastic Surgeon’s Before-and-After Gallery

Before-and-after photo galleries are the most visited sections of a plastic surgeon’s website. These photos demonstrate what the surgeon is capable of; they also encourage prospective patients to start to think about their own results and what is possible.

Dr. Erwin Bulan, a trusted plastic surgeon in Northern New Jersey, encourages prospective patients to get the most out of before-and-after galleries by using the following tips: Continue reading

Three Common Liposuction Myths Debunked

As the most popular plastic surgery procedure of 2015, liposuction has as many myths surrounding it as it has proven benefits. While both men and women continue to enjoy the results they achieve from this body contouring procedure, many people still have misconceptions about it. Continue reading

2015 Saw a Rise in Plastic Surgery


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The latest statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) are in, and the findings are clear: plastic surgery is more popular than ever. In fact, in 2015 alone, Americans spent over $13.5 billion dollars on cosmetic procedures — that’s $1.5 billion more than the previous year. These figures take into account an increase in both surgical and non-surgical procedures: surgical procedures experienced a 7 percent increase from the previous year while non-surgical procedures saw a more significant uptick at 22 percent.

In this blog post, Northern New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Erwin Bulan discusses these ASAPS statistics further, along with the reasons why so many people are turning to plastic surgery to improve their appearance.

The Most Popular Procedures of 2015

Liposuction tops the list of the most popular surgical procedure in 2015, with over 1.9 million procedures performed. Breast augmentation was second on the list, with 305, 856 surgeries performed. Tummy tuck, eyelid surgery and breast lift surgery rounded out the top-5 list. As for non-surgical procedures, Botox injections took the lead, with over 4.2 million treatments performed. Hyaluronic acid fillers (Juvederm, Voluma, etc.) were second on the list, with more than 2.1 million treatments performed. Hair removal treatments, chemical peels and microdermabrasion also made the list, following Botox and fillers.

Procedures Showing the Most Significant Increase

The surgical procedures that saw a significant increase from 2014 to 2015 are buttock lifts (up 32 percent) and male breast reduction surgery (up 26 percent). Non-surgical procedures also showed a substantial rise, including non-surgical skin tightening, which saw a whopping 58 percent increase, and injectable treatments (including Botox and Juvederm), which were up 21 percent from the previous year.

What Do These Numbers Tell Us?

The marked increase of people having plastic surgery reflects a growing marketplace with a wider array of patient choices — both surgical and non-surgical. People who previously wouldn’t consider going under the knife are responding positively to less invasive treatments like injectable fillers and the like. And as technologies advance and plastic surgeons are able to more closely tailor their techniques to meet the surgery goals of each individual patient, more people are realizing that they can achieve natural-looking yet noticeable results through procedures that take into account their specific face and body structure in order to enhance — instead of alter — their appearance.

Discuss Your Plastic Surgery Goals with Dr. Bulan

If you live in or are planning to visit the Northern New Jersey area, schedule your own private consultation with Dr. Bulan in order to discuss your plastic surgery goals. Contact Bulan Plastic Surgery today by calling (973) 467-9744.