Dr. Lara Devgan is a top board-certified New York City plastic surgeon, the CEO of the luxury medical-grade skincare line Dr. Devgan Scientific Beauty, and the Chief Medical Editor of RealSelf. She is an international lecturer, a renowned industry consultant, a classically trained artist, and an expert in plastic surgery and injectables for the face, breasts, and body.
BITB had the pleasure of catching up with Dr. Devgan to learn about her work as a plastic surgeon and the treatments her patients canâ€™t live without.
What are the top three most popular surgical procedures your patients are asking for right now?
The three most increasingly popular surgical procedures in my practice are currentlyÂ facelifts,Â blepharoplastiesÂ and subtle breast augmentations. These procedures have always been a few of my specialties, however, increasing awareness of these subtle procedures suggests a more informed consumer marketplace. It also implies that patients may be seeking more discrete or subtle endpoints.
How do you envision plastic surgery changing in the next 10 years? What excites you most about these changes?
On some level, everyone wants to avoid surgery if they can. New technology is constantly on the rise, pushing the envelope for minimally invasive procedures with longer acting Botox analogs, more versatile and longer acting injectable fillers, and new nonsurgical methods of skin tightening. A continued focus on prevention, early intervention and less invasive approaches is going to be the future of plastic surgery in the coming years. One of my passions as a plastic surgeon is constantly learning about the latest innovations to provide the best care for my patients.
In addition, I think that there will be a return to naturalness and finesse in both surgical and non-surgical procedures. Rather than aiming for a cartoonish or overfilled look, I think that patients will strive for naturalness and being their own kind of beautiful. I predict that our industry will be more focused on optimizing global facial attractiveness rather than eliminating every single flaw.
As a plastic surgeon, you probably take great care of your skin. What beauty products are in your cosmetic bag and on your bathroom vanity?
A few of my go-to accessories and products includeÂ Gucci Westman-Atelierâ€™s Mascara,Â Chanel’sÂ True Red lipstick,Â Able CosmeticsÂ eyeliner, and products byÂ Joanna CzechÂ andÂ Georgia Louise. In terms of skincare, I use the Devgan ScientificÂ BeautyÂ Glow SerumÂ andÂ Vitamin CEB FerulicÂ serum at night, andÂ Hyaluronic Serum,Â Platinum lip plump, andÂ Tinted SPF BBÂ cream during the day.