Welcome to Vibrant Authority resources! To start, I want to talk about what we here at Vibrant Authority think makes a good resource and what doesn’t.
Motive. The thing that is special about Vibrant Authority is that we’ve got nothing to sell you. Nothing. Whether you read an article on this website and decide to get a treatment or procedure or you don’t, nothing happens to our bottom line. We’re not here to convince you of anything. We don’t have advertising on our site, we don’t have sponsors, and we don’t own any medical device companies. When we build a resource, we do it to serve our readers, not in the interest of a company or business.
How did this ad happen?
A wheelbarrow of money and another dumpster full of rationalization.
Objectivity. This goes hand in hand with motive. It is really hard to be objective if landing on one side of the fence results in wheelbarrows of money. At Vibrant Authority, we don’t have an opinion about whether certain procedures are “good” or “bad” or any real reason to try to dictate what anyone should do or shouldn’t do. We believe that you should do what’s best for you and that you should have all the information you need to make that choice.
Objective. Badass. (Just like Vibrant Authority!)
Depth. The information on this site is written to be accessible and helpful. Aesthetic medicine is not cosmetics, and surface level discussions aren’t useful. They won’t prepare you to talk to a practitioner and they never seem to go into enough depth. On the flip side of that coin, we will never deliver information that you need an MD or PhD (or both) to interpret. That’s not empowering at all! That would be like sitting down on an airplane and having the pilot drop 10,000 pages worth of flight manuals in your lap and say “This should show you how to fly this plane to Aruba. Go for it!”
Now that all of that is out of the way, there are a few non-Vibrant Authority resources that I want to share. These resources are probably not as captivating as this site, but they meet all of our criteria for good information. The great thing about the organizations that release this information is that they put together a group of practicing physicians (the really, really good ones who are leading the field) and together these physicians come to an agreement. Or, they’ll have a committee of physicians review the material to make sure that it is accurate and complete.
Take a look! The links below will take you to pages where specific aesthetic procedures are listed.
American Society of Plastic Surgeons: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery: https://www.asds.net/Skin-Experts/Skin-Treatments
International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: https://www.isaps.org/procedures/non-surgical/laser-skin-rejuvenation/
American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: https://www.surgery.org/consumers/procedures
A great and readable report on procedural statistics (like, tummy tucks are up 400% since 2001): https://www.surgery.org/media/statistics
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