What’s popular in cosmetic surgery? Find out.
Every year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) releases a report that tallies the number of procedures that have taken place in the U.S., including both minimally invasive and surgical. In its 2014 report, it accounted for 15.6 million cosmetic procedures and 5.8 million reconstructive procedures, both increases over the previous year, and those numbers are predicted to be even higher this year.
The ASPS and surgeons agree that the ever-increasing growth is due to several reasons:
- Medical advances
- Improved technology
- More options for patients
In fact, these days, patients have more choices than ever when it comes to achieving the results they want. And our patients work with the doctor to determine the best procedures for them and to make sure they have a realistic view of outcomes.
So what’s popular in cosmetic surgery?
Using your own fat in minimally invasive procedures has become more popular, as have buttock augmentation procedures using fat grafting, buttock implants and lifts.
The top five minimally invasive procedures
- Botox injections
- Chemical peels
- Laser hair removal
The top five surgical procedures
- Breast augmentation
- Nose reshaping
- Eyelid lifts
- Face lifts
The top procedures for men
- Pectoral implants
- Breast reduction
The idea that cosmetic procedures are just for women is definitely over. Men are taking advantage of methods we have for improving their appearance and confidence.
Subtle is the new black
The trend across procedures is that less is more. Minimally invasive procedures can easily be geared to produce subtle results, and for many patients, that’s exactly what they want – and all they really need.
Getting back to normal
Last year there was a significant rise in breast reconstruction rates following surgeries for breast cancer. Since studies show that reconstruction can greatly improve a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life, this is some of the best news in the ASPS report.