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The changing trends in plastic surgery procedures
Cosmetic surgery has become increasingly popular in the United States over the past few decades. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 18 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the US in 2021, a 2% increase from the previous year. With advancements in technology and techniques, cosmetic surgery has become more accessible, affordable, and less invasive.
The ASPS also provides information on the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US, which offers insight into the current trends and preferences of people seeking cosmetic surgery. In this blog, we will analyze the changing trends in plastic surgery procedures.
We are now going to analyze the trends exemplified in the chart above. One procedure that has seen a significant increase in popularity by 2020 is Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job. According to the chart, rhinoplasty has become the number one most common cosmetic surgery procedure in the US, with over 350,000 procedures performed in 2020. This represents a 23% increase from 2007 and a significant rise in popularity.
There are several reasons behind the growing popularity of rhinoplasty. Firstly, rhinoplasty has become more affordable, which has made it accessible to a wider audience. Advances in technology have also made the procedure safer and less invasive, which has reduced the risk and recovery time for patients. Secondly, the rise of social media has increased people’s awareness of their appearance and has made them more conscious of their looks. As a result, many people are seeking cosmetic procedures to enhance their appearance and improve their self-confidence.
Despite its popularity, rhinoplasty is still a serious procedure that requires careful consideration and planning. It is essential to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who understands the patient’s goals and can deliver the desired results. Patients should also be aware of the potential risks and complications of the procedure and should be prepared for a long recovery period.
Some of the procedures that have seen a decrease in popularity since 2007 include hair transplantation, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. However, despite a decrease in popularity, breast augmentations have remained one of the more popular plastic surgery procedures over the last 15 years, with advances in implant technology making it possible for patients to achieve a more natural-looking result. In recent years, there has been a trend towards using cohesive silicone gel implants, which are less likely to leak or ripple and provide a more natural look and feel.
Tummy tucks, also known as abdominoplasty, have decreased in popularity in recent years for several reasons. One of the main reasons is the increasing popularity of non-surgical fat reduction procedures such as CoolSculpting, which allow patients to eliminate stubborn fat without undergoing surgery. These procedures are less invasive, have fewer risks and side effects, and require less downtime compared to tummy tucks.
Another reason for the decline in tummy tuck popularity is the growing focus on healthy lifestyle habits, such as diet and exercise, as a way to achieve a toned and shapely midsection. Many patients are now opting for a combination of healthy lifestyle choices and non-surgical procedures to achieve their desired results, rather than undergoing major surgery.
In conclusion, the world of plastic surgery has changed dramatically since 2007, with new procedures, techniques, and technologies becoming available to patients. Patients today are looking for results that are both natural-looking and quick to achieve, and plastic surgeons are responding by offering a range of minimally invasive and non-surgical procedures that deliver impressive results with minimal downtime. As technology continues to advance and new trends emerge, it is likely that the plastic surgery industry will continue to evolve and provide patients with new and innovative ways to enhance their appearance.
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