As per the ‘American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)’ an increased growth has been seen in cosmetic procedures over the last few years. According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics, there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015, a 2 percent increase over 2014. Since 2000, the overall cosmetic procedures have grown by 115 percent, however, the kind of procedures patients are opting for are changing. Some of the key statistics showing considerable growth in various cosmetic procedures since 2000 are:

  • Breast lifts: Growth up to 89% (99,614 in 2015, up from 52,836 in 2000)
  • Buttock lifts: Growth up to 252% (4,767 in 2015, up from 1,356 in 2000)
  • Lower body lifts: Growth up to 3,973% (8,431 in 2015, up from 207 in 2000)
  • Upper arm lifts: Growth up to 4,959% (17,099 in 2015, up from 338 in 2000)

With the emerging technology and advancements in cosmetic procedures, people now have numerous options than ever to achieve the look they desire for. Facial procedures and breast augmentations are amongst the most popular cosmetic procedures patients are choosing to address.

Whatever cosmetic procedure you are considering for yourself, the most important decision you’ll make is who will perform your procedure. Budget is another most important concern when going for a cosmetic procedure.  To make your decision easier, there are several sites that provide a list of world renowned doctors, dentists, and other medical professionals offering affordable healthcare procedures. You are just required to select your procedure; put in a price you can afford and they will match your offer to a certified provider and help schedule your appointment.

Why Cosmetic Treatments Are So Popular?

Here are the top 5 cosmetic surgical procedures that are widely in demand these days:

Breast augmentation: Since 2000, there has been an increase of up to 31% in breast augmentation procedures (279,143 procedures). This procedure generally involves using breast implants or fat to enhance the size of patient’s breasts, restore breast volume, and achieve a more rounded shape or to enhance natural breast size unevenness. Breast augment surgery can help to:

  • Amplify fullness and projection of your breasts
  • Improve balance of breast and hip curves
  • Boost your self-image and self-confidence

Liposuction: Since 2014, there has been a 5% increase in liposuction procedures (222,051 procedures). The procedure is usually performed to slim and reshape specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits. This procedure is used to treat a number of areas including thighs, hips and buttocks, abdomen and waist, upper arms, back, inner knee, chest area, cheeks, chin and neck, calves and ankles. It helps to:

  • Improve body curves and proportion
  • Reduce fat in the treatment areas
  • Improve skin quality or tightening in the treatment areas
  • Reduce symptoms like pain or swelling in fatty areas in patients with lipedema
  • Improve contours, indentations, or hardness in those with poor previous outcomes

Nose reshaping: Around 217,979 nose reshaping procedures have been performed since 2014. Also known as ‘rhinoplasty’ or a ‘nose job’, nose reshaping is a widely demanded procedure among both men and women who are not happy with the size and shape of their nose. The procedure helps to:

  • Modify the shape, size, and overall appearance of the nose
  • Improve the balance of facial features
  • Boost self-confidence
  • Correct structural defects, including those that cause breathing problems

Eyelid surgery: About 203,934 procedures have been reported since 2014. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of the eyelids. The procedure can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both. Eyelid surgery can help to treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid
  • Fatty deposits that creates puffiness in the eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid

Tummy tuck: From 2014, around 9% increase have been noticed in Tummy tuck (127,967 procedures) procedures in the United States. The procedure is generally used to remove loose skin, tighten the abdominal muscles, and eliminate stubborn fat deposits. It is a popular procedure among those whose bodies have undergone dramatic changes from weight loss or pregnancy. The procedure helps to:

  • Tightened the abdominal muscles
  • Eliminate excess, sagging skin
  • Correct a protruding belly
  • Make midsection flatter and better toned

Apart from the above mentioned popular cosmetic surgical procedures, the minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures that are high in demand include Botulinum Toxin Type A, Soft Tissue Fillers, Chemical Peel, Laser hair removal and Microdermabrasion.

Today, Cosmetic surgery has become an increasingly popular procedure among men and women to get the desired look. There are several reasons why people consider cosmetic surgery. After a successful procedure, increased self-confidence, improved physical health, enhanced mental health are some of the key benefits that you may discover from your surgery.

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