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Trends & developments in cosmetic procedures

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New procedures and innovative technologies are giving people more options than ever before to look and feel their best. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that more than 17 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S. last year, an increase over previous years. And the percentage of men seeking out cosmetic procedures has risen 106 percent over the past decade.

Recent trends in cosmetic procedures

While traditional procedures like facelifts and breast augmentation are still very popular, today's patients are targeting more specific areas of the body to get the look they want with procedures like those below.

Procedure Description
InstaLift™ A non-surgical facelift with no anesthesia required and no recovery time; costs less than a traditional face lift and lasts about 18 months.
Injectables From smoothing lines to plumping lips, more options offer fast, longer lasting results with little to no downtime.
CoolSculpting® A non-surgical procedure that removes stubborn pockets of fat around hips, belly, back and chest. No incisions and little to no downtime.
Fat transfer Removes fat from one area of the body where there is excess and injects it to another part of the body that could use more volume.


Advances in technology lead to safer, more predictable results

Today's technologies and techniques make procedures safer, less invasive and often less expensive than in the past. Several newer techniques also provide faster results and shorter recovery times. For example, recent laser therapy techniques give doctors better control over specific areas of the body. And more options in filler applications let doctors address specific appearance concerns with treatment options that provide longer lasting results.

The top 5

According to the ASPS, these are the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures:

Rank Surgical Minimally-invasive
1 Breast augmentation Botox®
2 Liposuction Dermal fillers
3 Nose reshaping Chemical peel
4 Eyelid surgery Laser hair removal
5 Facelifts Microdermabrasion



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