This past year, 2016, was another big year for plastic surgery, according to The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). However, most of us don’t need the ASPS to tell us that more Americans than ever are seeking out plastic surgery procedures. If you haven’t had a procedure yourself, you probably know someone who has. Plastic surgery is also a popular topic in the media and many social settings.
Are you part of the latest data?
The ASPS released new data showing that in 2016, a whopping 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in the U.S.
Less is more, as more natural results are wanted and achieved
Today’s patients are seeking out procedures that offer subtle outcomes, making natural results a big trend. Advances in plastic surgery techniques and technology have made it possible to improve your appearance without having to change your looks in extreme ways.
Two of the most popular trends
According to the ASPS statistics, fat transfer and facelifts were the most popular procedures in 2016. The fat transfer takes fat from one area of the body and moves it to another to add desirable volumes, such as in the face or breasts.
Top five cosmetic surgery procedures last year
In 2016, 1.8 million cosmetic surgery procedures were performed. The top five were:
- Breast augmentation
- Nose reshaping
- Eyelid surgery
For the first time, the ASPS also included data for labiaplasty, a procedure for rejuvenating the labia through lifting and injecting fat or fillers into the area. The number of these procedures increased by 39 percent in 2016, for a total of more than 12,000.
Social media, selfies and the growth of plastic surgery
The President of the ASPS points out that today’s social trends have had a major impact on plastic surgery trends by making us all more aware of our appearance – and what we’d like to improve.
What would you like to improve?