The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), the world’s largest association of facial plastic surgeons, released Tuesday its 2020 member survey results. More so than any year before, 2020 disrupted the aesthetic industry in a big way. Over the past few years, use of non-invasive procedures to forestall the signs of aging have been steadily on the rise. The pandemic flipped the switch, creating a surge in surgical demand not seen in recent years. Despite the fact that many non-essential surgeries and aesthetic services were put on hold for months during the pandemic, AAFPRS members note that demand is now higher than ever.
Vesey Street Capital Partners has kicked off a sale process for Elite Body Sculpture, as a safer and less painful alternative to liposuction sees rapid growth, PE Hub has learned. Once taboo, the demand for cosmetic surgery has seen significant growth over the last several years.
RealSelf, the go-to destination for making cosmetic treatment decisions and connecting with doctors, announced Wednesday the acquisition of Tajmeeli, the leading cosmetic procedure resource for Arabic speaking consumers. “We’re excited this acquisition will enable us to expand our reach and resources to over 100 countries through the addition of Tajmeeli’s 25 Arabic-speaking countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan,” said RealSelf CEO, James Coyle.”
K&B Management, a Charlotte-based practice consulting firm dedicated to driving healthcare innovation for aesthetic practices, recently acquired Renaissance Plastic Surgery in Concord, North Carolina, a strong start to the year, and the firm. As Co-Owners of K&B Management, Dr. Bill Kortesis MD, FACS and Dr. Gaurav Bharti MD, FACS plan to revamp the practice and upgrade its current offerings by delivering high-value, premium-level treatments and procedures. Newly re-named, H/K/B Renaissance Cosmetic Surgery will serve as an expansion of H/K/B Cosmetic Surgery’s SouthPark and Huntersville practices, allowing for further impact in the aesthetic space.
ENT Partners, LLC – a leading network of Ear, Nose, Throat & Sleep providers, announced Thursday a strategic partnership with its third Chicago-area clinical practice: Arlington ENT – Head & Neck and Facial Plastic Surgery. Dr. Lawrence Martin is Board Certified in Facial Plastic Surgery and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. His private practice is in the northwest Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. Dr. Martin offers a wide range of services within the surgical specialties of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Facial Plastic Surgery and ENT-Head and Neck Surgery, specializing in Rhinoplasty and Rhinoplasty Revision.
Call it a Zoom boom. Or an opportune moment. Plastic surgeons across the globe are anecdotally reporting an unprecedented number of requests for procedures. “It is unknown if this is pent-up demand from the months of shutdown when patients were not able to get their procedures, or increased interest because of other potential factors,” said Adam Ross, spokesman for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, adding that the organization would not have estimates for the number of procedures done this year until spring 2021.
Prime Plastic Surgery today announced the acquisition of a portfolio of medical spas located in La Mesa, Carmel Valley and Del Mar in San Diego County. The acquisitions are the latest in a series of growth initiatives to solidify Prime as a full-service cosmetic and plastic surgery practice with premier medical spas and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. James Chao, MD FACS is also appointed Chief Medical Officer of Prime Plastic Surgery & Medical Spas. Dr. Chao is one of top Plastic Surgeon’s in the US and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, reconstructive breast surgery and body contour surgery. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery.
Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Stephen Prendiville and his staff have joined Quigley Eye Specialists as part of the new cosmetic surgery division. Dr. Prendiville will be the medical director of the new division that also includes the Assuage Luxury Spa in Fort Myers and Naples that was founded in 2013 by Tehjan Prendiville. “Dr. Prendiville has an excellent reputation and is the only double board-certified facial plastic surgeon in Fort Myers. We are expanding our service offering to include refractive surgery, such as LASIK, and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Prendiville’s experience, surgical skills and leadership make his practice the perfect fit for Quigley Eye Specialists,” said Dr. Thomas Quigley, founder of Quigley Eye Specialists. The office of Dr. Stephen Prendiville joins five other Lee County practices under Quigley Eye Specialists ownership as well as four offices in Collier and Charlotte counties.
Restore SD Plastic Surgery La Jolla, CA has announced the acquisition of the practice by partner, Doctor Katerina Gallus. She co-founded the medical practice along with Dr. Trent Douglas back in 2017. Dr. Douglas has relocated to Northern California for a work opportunity. This milestone is a major achievement for Restore SD Plastic Surgery as it has become the only female veteran-owned plastic surgery practice in San Diego, California that also has a full female staff.
James Chao MD, one of the nation’s most recognized board-certified plastic surgeons, and Pousti Plastic Surgery, a board-certified plastic surgery practice with an expansive footprint throughout San Diego under the direction of Tom Pousti MD, FACS have entered into a definitive merger agreement to offer world-class treatments and body enhancement procedures under a single, unified brand. This merger will expand the footprint for these prestigious plastic surgeons throughout multiple locations in San Diego, Encinitas, Temecula and La Mesa, so that patients have access to their combined plastic surgery expertise as well as the high-touch luxury services that celebrities and others have come to enjoy at the medical spa of Image Spa MD. The newly-formed organization will be known as Prime Plastic Surgery, with plans to offer additional services, procedures and locations in the coming months.
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