[pullquote]Michael D. Marion, MD
680 East Main Street, #202, Lehi
Dr. Michael Marion’s motto — “You. Enhanced.” — reflects his desire to maintain a patient’s personal identity. When considering cosmetic treatments, one must understand all the options available. Dr. Marion is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and takes the time to discuss each option that can help his patient reach his or her goals. There is a wide spectrum of possibilities.
Some treatments are non-invasive and low risk, with minimal downtime and lower costs, such as skin care regimens. Results are less dramatic, slower to affect a change, or less durable.
On the other end of the spectrum are surgeries Dr. Marion performs that cost more and require longer recovery time. The results are dramatic over a shorter period of time and last longer.
As innovation expands and new treatments are developed, Dr. Marion stays current in order to make them available to his patients.
A recent trend in cosmetic breast surgery is a smaller or more natural appearance. Many women are hoping to get their breasts back to a size or shape they were prior to having children, not necessarily an obvious or unnatural look. Women are also engaging in higher levels of intense physical activity, and are finding that the larger-sized implant impairs their ability to be as active as they want to be.
Dr. Marion suggests patients who want a more natural breast appearance consider the options of a smaller or more proportionate implant. Some options he recommends are to switch to a tear-drop or “gummy bear” type implant, or possibly consider a fat transfer procedure where fat from a less desirable area of the body is harvested and used to give volume to the breast.
In an economy driven by tech and social media, youthful looks are more important than ever. Seniority is not as important as energy and productivity, which are both associated with youth.
Male plastic surgery has tripled in the past 20 years, with liposuction the top procedure. Here are the top five nonsurgical procedures men got last year.
- Botulinum toxin injectables
- Hyaluronic acid injectables
- Laser hair removal
- Photo rejuvenation/IPL (Intense pulsed light)
- Nonsurgical skin tightening
This article was part of the Medical Profile section in the 2018 January/February issue of Utah Valley Magazine. To be part of our magazine business profile sections, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.