Posted February 03, 2016 in Blog
Advancements in modern medicine have led to many breakthroughs in the realm of cosmetic enhancement—and the improvements we’ve seen in non-invasive treatments over the last few years are incredible. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, the popularity of non-invasive treatments has risen over 508% since 1997, as more and more people are opting for options that have less cost, downtime, and risk.
Though surgical procedures still provide the most dramatic and longest-lasting results, there are many treatments that are taking the plastic surgery world by storm. The Cosmetic Surgery Times recently explored how non-invasive trends will change or grow in 2016.
BLAST THOSE BULGES
Liposuction is still one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available, but non-invasive options are becoming more and more popular. As revolutionary techniques are discovered and perfected, there are more options than ever for permanently eliminating fat cells quickly, safely, and with very little downtime.
From a dreaded double chin to a pesky muffin top, patients are now able to see noticeable fat reduction without surgery—and the popularity of these treatments is sure to continue its steady rise over the next year.
If you wanted to tighten sagging facial skin and reduce wrinkles just a few years ago, the only truly effective option was a facelift. While facelift surgery is still your best bet for taking a decade off of your appearance, people who simply aren’t ready to go under the knife now have a variety of other options.
Injectable anti-aging treatments have come a long way, and doctors are perfecting techniques that balance the strengths and weaknesses of certain products. More and more, patients and their physicians are choosing comprehensive treatment plans that are highly customized to a patient’s needs—thus producing more dramatic results. For example, when dermal fillers like Juvéderm® are combined with BOTOX®, multiple problem areas are addressed and patients are able to achieve a more impressive improvement.
The combination of dermal fillers and products like BOTOX are being referred to as a “liquid facelift” by many, though it’s important to note that the results aren’t a permanent option and the final outcome is not as dramatic as a true facelift.
PLASTIC SURGERY STILL HAS IT’S PLACE
Though many minimally invasive treatments are helping patients put off surgery for many years, surgery is still likely to be recommended if you want to dramatically change or enhance your appearance. That said, any cosmetic enhancement is an extremely personal decision, so it’s important to work with a board certified plastic surgeon who will listen and help you explore the pros and cons of all available options.