The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has just published the trends in plastic surgery among Americans. On the podium: breast augmentation, liposuction and facial surgery.
Eighteen million. This is the number of people in the United States who had surgery or minimally invasive cosmetic procedures last year to improve their physical appearance.
This figure, published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), shows that plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular among Americans. By 2020, 250,000 more people will be using the pool hall than in 2017. A trend that has been increasing over the past five years.
Breast augmentation, the most popular procedure
The ranking of the five most popular operations in the United States is as follow: First is breast augmentation. Next are liposuction, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and abdominoplasty.
Although breast augmentation and liposuction increased 4% and 5%, respectively, compared to 2018, facial operations decreased slightly.
The other trend that emerges from these statistics is the growing interest of Americans in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. Botox injections are the most popular, followed by hyaluronic acid injections and chemical peelings.
According to Alan Matarasso, a plastic surgeon, the slight decrease in the number of people who have had facial surgery is probably due to the emergence of alternative options such as non-surgical nose remodeling and lower eyelid injections. In addition, it is now possible for surgeons to perform specialized procedures for different areas of the face and neck without performing a complete facelift. As for liposuction, it can “redefine” the problem areas in a single treatment. A plastic surgeon can treat multiple areas – and larger surfaces – in a single procedure,” says Dr. Matarasso.
Surgery to please themselves
According to a recent survey it was clearly shown that other people’s opinions and social pressure seem to carry less and less weight in why people go for plastic surgery. If they decide to have bigger breasts, wax, or inject hyaluronic acid, it is mainly to please themselves (68% of respondents). 55% of the women surveyed explained that they resort to cosmetic surgery to put an end to a physical complex, while 13% want to preserve their youth. Only 6% of those surveyed said that they submitted to the knife to feel more comfortable in their professional environment, 5% to please their partner and 2% because they feel obliged to look young in today’s society.