The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released its cosmetic surgery statistics for 2013. It is probably not that surprising that cosmetic surgery is still on the rise. In 2013, 15.1 million plastic surgery procedures were performed, reflecting a 3 percent increase over the previous year.
Which cosmetic procedures did individuals most often request in 2013? Let’s take a look.
Top Cosmetic Procedures in 2013
Breast augmentation was still the most popular procedure in 2013. However, as our own Bethesda plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels reported to Washington, DC, radio station WTOP, “The biggest trends and increases are really in patients that are undergoing facial rejuvenation.”
During his interview with WTOP, Dr. Michaels cited a significant jump in the demand for eye, neck and face lifts, noting that the baby boomers are pursuing procedures that help them look younger.
A Rise in Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures
Although the younger crowd continued to request enhancement procedures such as breast and buttock augmentation surgery in 2013, the ASPS also reported a rise in noninvasive cosmetic procedures such as BOTOX treatment. In fact, demand for noninvasive treatments is growing at a faster pace than plastic surgery.
Dr. Michaels says the interest in noninvasive injectable procedures is strong for two reasons: They require less downtime than surgery, and they are more economical.
Advancements in Cosmetic Surgery
In addition, recent advancements in cosmetic surgery are bolstering the upward trend in demand. For instance, better fat grafting techniques and approaches are making natural fat transfer a highly requested procedure. With fat grafting, patients can harvest unwanted fat from a certain area of their body, such as the abdomen or thighs, and re-inject it into another area that requires enhancement, such as the breasts or buttocks.
If you are intrigued by the recent advancements in plastic surgery and nonsurgical treatment options, contact Michaels Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for more details by calling (301) 468-5991 or (703) 957-8610.