It comes as no surprise that Americans value their appearance, and a new study confirms just that – according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic surgery enjoyed a 5 percent increase from 2011 to 2012.
About 14.6 million procedures were completed last year, ranging from Botox to liposuction to the herald breast implant surgery. These statistics reflect the latest plastic surgery trends in the United States.
“For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable,” said ASPS President Gregory Evans.
Minimally invasive procedures include injectables such as Restylane and Radiesse – and of course the ever popular Botox.
Evans further commented on recent trends in plastic surgery including increased spending on minimally invasive procedures. It’s possible the increase in these procedures stem from how easy it is to look younger without the downsides of plastic surgery. In addition, many men and women now realize that minimally invasive procedures can help maintain one’s image, prolonging the appearance of youth while delaying the need for plastic surgery.
In fact, minimally invasive procedures were so highly popular in 2012 that its category increased 6 percent. Botox and Dysport were the top injectables last year.
MINIMALLY INVASIVE PROCEDURES IN SAN DIEGO
If you are interested in rejuvenating your look with minimally invasive procedures, consider the following injectables to rejuvenate your look:
Botox is an excellent way to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles without the need for invasive plastic surgery.
For much needed volume, restylane in San Diego is an appropriate choice for adding volume to the lips and cheeks.
Radiesse is an injectable that also adds volume but reacts differently in the skin. It is not an appropriate choice for the lips, but is a beautiful choice for the rest of the face, especially for cheeks.
For more information on minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures in San Diego, call Dr. Kincaid at his La Jolla office at 858-450-4199. Our La Jolla office serves the greater San Diego area including Oceanside, San Marcos, Escondido, Poway, Mira Mesa, Clairemont, Kearny Mesa, and San Diego proper. Give us a call today and see what a minimally-invasive procedure can do to improve your look!