In 2010, Americans spent $6.6 billion on cosmetic surgery, and believe it or not, the numbers will be higher in 2011. Even in this recession, people are putting a priority on taking care of themselves and how they look. What is more interesting than how much is being spent on cosmetic surgery , is just what kind of cosmetic surgery the money is being spent on.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery ranks the top grossing cosmetic surgery procedures performed each year. Last year, the top five procedures were breast augmentation, liposuction, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, and breast reduction. Breast augmentation has held steady as the number one procedure for years and will probably continue to top the list again this year.
So what is different for 2011? Well, one change is the trend towards non-surgical procedures. Time is limited and more than ever, people are in a hurry. Noninvasive procedures such as facial fillers and BOTOX can give you a refreshed face and younger appearance, with no down time at all. Chemical peels can give the face back a healthy glow and even skin tone. Other areas of the body now benefit from noninvasive procedures, too. Lipodissolve can be injected to melt away fatty tissue. Laser hair removal provides a long-term solution to unwanted hair on all areas of the body, as well as the face. Sclerotherapy, using an injectable solution to remove superficial spider veins, is also a popular choice, providing sexy beautiful legs.
And on the horizon? What kind of procedures can we look forward to in the future? Procedures continue to advance by leaps and bounds. Skin care products are improving in the ability to reverse skin damage from the sun, smoke, and age.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is at the cutting edge of esthetic procedures in the Houston area. Dr. Paul Vitenas and his staff are committed to providing patients with the newest surgical and noninvasive procedures, treatments, and products. We’re looking forward to your phone call today!