USA TODAY has released a new report this month showing that Plastic Surgery practices nation-wide are seeing an overall rise in surgeries. Nearly a quarter of a million more cosmetic procedures were performed in 2018 as compared to 2017!
USA TODAY also said in their article that many plastic surgeons are attributing the rise in numbers to the fact that many feel less embarrassment over the thought of having a procedure done. They also note that our current infatuation with selfies and self-care is also leading millennials to get more cosmetic procedures performed.
According to the American Society for Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), almost 18 million people in the United States underwent either surgical or minimally invasive cosmetic surgery treatments in 2018. This number is huge, especially when you consider that this number excludes plastic surgeries performed for reconstruction (to repair damage due to disease, burns, or trauma). So this excludes breast reconstructions due to mastectomies, facial repair surgeries due to accidents, and other reconstructive plastic surgeries.
Another possible reason for the uptick is the overall change in modern plastic surgery. Having plastic surgery is no longer a guarantee of having an invasive procedure. Many of today’s plastic surgery procedures just weren’t an option ten years ago. Many procedures such as Botox and filler treatments, laser, and PRP do not require invasive surgery and can be performed in office.
In our own practice, we are seeing a huge increase in our in-office procedures. Vampire Facelifts, Vampire Facials, Botox, and Restylane are just a few of the treatments we can offer you that can provide you with dramatic results with little or no downtime. We have also seen an increase in surgeries such as our Mommy Makeover, Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty), Breast Augmentations, and MACS Facelifts.
Check out the video below to see what procedures are gaining in popularity today, and for more details, check out USA TODAY’S original article at https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/03/11/plastic-surgery-rising-breast-augmentations-liposuction-top-list/3092534002/.
If you would like to learn more about what surgical and non-surgical options are available to you, contact us to schedule a free consultation.