More choices than ever for cosmetic procedures.
Dr. Miguel Delgado, M.D. announced that The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) has just released the 2016 statistics for surgical and minimally invasive procedures.
For minimally invasive procedures, Botox remains number one with an increase of 4% over 2015. Soft tissue fillers including, Juvederm, and Belotero are up 3% over 2015. Kybella, the exciting new injectable treatment for reducing a double chin increased 18% over 2015. CoolSculpting, the non-surgical treatment for reducing fat pockets by freezing the fat, is up 5% over 2015.
Fat In and Fat Out
Fat grafting with a patient’s fat is a growing trend for body shaping. The patient’s fat typically lasts longer than other fillers. Plastic surgeons take unwanted fat from areas such as the abdomen and then inject it to rejuvenate and lift other parts of the body such as the buttocks, breasts, and face. Fat grafting to the buttocks is up 26% over 2015, and breast augmentation with fat is up 72%.
Body procedures remain very popular, a lower body lift is up 34%, and upper arm lift is up 4%. However, 3 of the 5 top surgical procedures were for the face, those being the nose, eyes, and face. In 2015, facelift surgery was dropped from the top 5 procedures but made a comeback in 2016 with an increase of 4%. It is not surprising because a facelift performed by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon can give long lasting, dramatic results. Injectables and fillers cannot achieve the same results as facelift surgery, but for some patient’s, the need for surgery can be delayed. To see all the 2016 ASPS statistics click here.
For a new you in 2017 call (415) 898-4161 for a consultation with Dr. Miguel Delgado.