Innovative Techniques Designed by Top Surgeons may be the Solution for Patients Apprehensive about Cosmetic Surgery! Expert Surgeon Dr. Michael Jones Discusses Tips Americans Need to Look and Feel Their Best for Fall, Holidays and New Year! According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgery, nearly 20% of Americans are considering cosmetic surgery. But nip and tuck is not what it used to be. This fall, thousands of Americans apprehensive about procedures have new options that may be easier and more successful than ever before. In addition to surgical options, there are simple, non-invasive procedures that could make a big difference and might cost much less than would-be patients think. For example, a simple skin-revitalizing treatment such as microdermabrasion is a great way to replenish the skin, plus it is a way to be pampered during the stressful fall. Popular non-surgical procedures include: Filler injections Laser resurfacing and forehead lifts Botox injections Chemical peels Top Tips from Expert Dr. Michael Jones Research and screen several surgeons before deciding on one. It is a good idea to discuss their experience with various procedure(s) and techniques, options that might yield desired results and meet expectations. Consider having multiple plastic surgery procedures done at one time. This reduces the need for extra recovery time for any additional procedures. Additionally, patients do not have to pay for multiple hospital or anesthetic fees. Find out if your potential surgeon: * Has five or more years of surgical training and at least two years of plastic surgery training * Operates in accredited surgical facilities such as a hospital or an office certified by the American Association for Accreditation for Ambulatory Surgery Facilities * Can accommodate various payment options. Some procedures could be covered by insurance if there is an underlying medical condition or reconstructive surgery People of color should seek out surgeons experienced with ethnic features and skin types as incision points, healing times and pre/post surgical instructions may vary More about Dr. Michael Jones Founder, Lexington Plastic Surgeons: Dr. Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College in NYC. He received his medical degree from the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons, graduating with honors in the top 5% of his class. He was also recognized with acceptance into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, and was the recipient of numerous scholarships for outstanding academic performance. After completing his surgical internship at Mt Sinai Medical Center in NYC, Dr. Jones continued his studies there, specializing in Head and Neck Surgery, and completed his fellowship training in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery. Dr. Jones is Board Certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. In addition to his development of a number of innovative surgical procedures, he has published numerous articles in peer review journals, and has appeared as consulting expert in the media including BET Nightly News, the Ed Gordon Show, and with Radio and TV personality Wendy Williams.