A few decades ago, cosmetic surgery procedures were perceived as the exclusive domain of film stars and celebrities. But times have changed and now millions of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures are performed every year in the US with successful results.
The popularity of these procedures among common citizen has consistently risen year after year. Not only women, but now a number of men are also willing to seek cosmetic procedures to enhance their personality. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hisham Seify, whose work in the past has been brilliant and on point, provides procedures for the body, breast and face to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Plastic surgery is now a major industry in the US. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) figures provided in their latest multi-specialty statistical report, in 2016 Americans spent over $15 billion on surgical and non-surgical procedures. This translates to a year on year growth of 11 percent over 2015.
More than half of these procedures (56 percent) involved plastic surgery, while the remaining non-surgical aesthetic procedures. The officially published figure of $15 billion represents the largest amount spent on these procedures in one year ever since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey about 20 years ago.
ASAPS says that the aspirations of patients have been changing, and many of them now want more refined cosmetic procedures. For example, more women now seek fat transfer breast augmentation to enhance their breast size because they feel traditional breast implants are too obvious. Breast lift is also growing in demand because it is a more subtle procedure compared to breast implant surgery.
But this is not to say that the absolute demand for breast augmentation have gone down. More women still prefer breast implant surgery, and it continues to rank among the most popular surgeries. Procedures once considered niche, such as vaginal rejuvenation, are now becoming mainstream. Men’s procedures continue to growth with each passing year, ranging from double chin reduction to Botox.
Five Most Popular Procedures
The top five cosmetic procedures in 2016, as per the ASAPS data, for both women and men combined, include:
- Liposuction – 414,335 procedures
- Breast Augmentation – 310,444 procedures
- Tummy Tuck – 181,540 procedures
- Eyelid Surgery – 173,883 procedures
- Breast Lift – 161,412 procedures
Liposuction surgery is the number one procedure currently. It often involves only local anesthesia, which has made the procedure safer and simpler.
Traditional breast implants and fat transfer breast augmentation are both in demand. Women sometimes like to combine this surgery with mommy makeover after childbirth.
Excess abdominal skin and fat can be effectively removed with tummy tuck, which is now popular among both women and men to achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen.
Eyelid appearance can be enhanced and a youthful upper face can be created with upper or lower eyelid surgery or both. The surgery can also eliminate under eye bags and loose skin over upper.
Breast lift can firm up sagging breasts raise the position of downward pointing nipples. Many women seek this procedure in conjunction with breast implants.
Experienced and fabulous cosmetic surgeon Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and other areas in this vicinity and across the horizon for various aesthetic procedures.