Plastic Surgery in 2015
Could 2015 be the year when we can stop saying ‘no pain, no gain’ when it comes to cosmetic enhancement? Toronto-based plastic surgeon Dr. Martin Jugenburg thinks so! Here’s what he had to say when asked for his insight on what was hot in 2014 and what will be hot in 2015.
Dr. Martin Jugenburg: There was no big news or a game changer in Canada in 2014, but what I am tremendously excited about are two products currently available in US that hopefully will get approved in Canada in 2015. They are Neotensil and Exparel.
Neotensil is a product for under eye bags that is applied daily and helps to non-surgically reduce the bulging of the fat under they eyes, one of the hallmarks of aging. I see this product being as successful as Botox and Latisse, both of which are selling like hot cakes in my clinic.
Exparel is a long lasting local anesthetic that I can’t wait to get my hands on. Once available in Canada, I imagine it will revolutionize cosmetic surgery. Suddenly post surgical pain, one of the biggest obstacles for many people thinking about having any procedure, will be erased for up to 72 hrs. Pain is worst in the initial stages after a procedure, and if this anesthetic injection allows us to skip this painful recovery period, cosmetic surgery will seem that much easier to have.
About the Expert Martin Jugenburg, MD FRCSC is a board certified plastic surgeon and founder of the Toronto Cosmetic Surgery Institute located in the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Internationally trained, Dr. Jugenburg is one of Canada’s foremost authorities in the fields of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.