In sunny San Juan, Puerto Rico, facial plastic surgeon Eric Adler, MD, is known as something of a rock star.Â Locals pride themselves on their appearance — after all, Puerto Rico is home to five Miss Universe winners, (the second highest number of winners in the history of the contest). Dr Adler, Medical Director of Adler Facial Plastic Surgery & Wellness Center and the Chair of the Public Information Committee for the The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) has a soft, subtle artistic touch that helps enhance natural beauty and put the brakes on facial aging.
Dr Adler chatted with Beauty and the Bag about what he does and how he does it.
Hereâ€™s what he had to say:
1. Tell us what is trending in Puerto Rico as far as facialÂ rejuvenation?
Our Spanish culture places much importance on looking beautiful and attractive. The latest trend in Puerto Rico is first in attacking the signs of aging and skin deterioration with natural and subliminal injectables as well as going under the knife at earlier stages so that the imminent aging process is halted. Lots of emphasis is now placed on overall wellness and health as part of the Anti-Aging Battle as well as on Bio-identical Hormone Replacement. As seen in the recent AAFPRS annual survey, we are getting more younger patients who are coming in for preventive treatments and skin rejuvenation, laser hair removal, lip/perioral soft fillers, rhinoplasties and otoplasties.
2. What is your signature procedure?
The SMAS-Sculpt Lift by Adler MD My signature procedure is the combination of a SMAS Facelift with varied injectable products that aim to recreate Natural beauty in the most subliminal way. In most cases, the injectable session precedes the surgery so that the foundation is set prior to the lifting of facial tissues. This is also of benefit because there is an immediate result that all patients enjoy experiencing.
3. Has social and/or traditional media encouraged more people to seek facial plastic surgery?
Absolutely. I believe it has done more good than bad. However we need to, as responsible physicians, identify the patients with false expectations based on what they have seen on TV or Facebook and who could be at risk of a number of problems with any sort of treatment. As far as celebrity emulation, younger females want to look like a Kardashian, slightly older females love Jennifer Lopez, and most men want chins and noses like Ricky Martin.