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Top 5 Cosmetic Surgery Procedures for 2013

Posted May 14, 2014 in News

All across the country, people are “shaping up” and improving their appearances through cosmetic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, in 2013 there were nearly 1.7 million cosmetic procedures performed last year and another whopping 15.2 million minimally invasive procedures. First of all, what is the difference between the two?

What does “minimally invasive” surgery mean?

Minimally invasive procedures on any scale are defined as having the least amount of damage to the body, such as entering or performing the required task through a body cavity, anatomical opening or through the skin where it is least noticeable. In plastic surgery lingo, this can include cellulite treatments, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, or anything done with a laser; such as laser hair removal, treatment of varicose veins, face filler, and more. Unlike traditional cosmetic procedures, the patient typically heals much faster and can bounce back to new – or better – in less time. The reason for the staggering statistics can be attributed mainly to the use of face fillers, of which 6.3 + million Americans did in 2013.

Here are the TOP 5 Cosmetic Procedures in 2013:

  1. FACE FILLERS: Including both Botox and Hyaluronic acid treatments, such as Juvederm, Restalyne or Botox were by far the favorite cosmetic procedure of 2013.
  2. LASER HAIR REMOVAL: Shaving is inconvenient, and apparently many people agree!
  3. CHEMICAL PEEL: People love the look of a “rejuvenated” and refreshed appearance.
  4. BREAST AUGMENTATION: Men and women both love the look of firm, round, voluptuous breasts.
  5. EYELID SURGERY (Blepharoplasty): Surprising, isn’t it?

Not on this list but just from observation about trends within our own practice, something not listed on this graph is the fact that many people undergo more than one procedure when they visit. Therefore, many of these statistics do not factor in the aspect of a patient getting combination cosmetic procedures all at the same time, which could change the way this list is presented if it were not broken down into the specific body parts.

For example, a patient who wants to transform their face through cosmetic surgery may opt for a combination of blepharoplasty in conjunction with a “Vampire Facelift” that corrects other areas of the face.

Feel free to look at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website to read more statistics and current trends.

If you have any questions about any of the cosmetic surgery procedures, schedule a visit with Dr. Palladino today. Call us at (866) 624-7874.

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