The popularity of plastic surgery procedures has consistently grown over the years with advancements in surgical techniques and technology.
Dr. Daniel Lin is a board certified plastic surgeon providing a wide range of surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and surrounding communities and suburbs in this part of The Golden State.
Growth of Plastic Surgery
According to the latest multi-specialty statistical data published by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the amount of money spent annually by Americans on cosmetic surgery as well as non-surgical aesthetic procedures has now surpassed $15 billion. This figure represents a jump of 11 percent over the previous year alone.
Surgical procedures account for 56 percent and non-surgical procedures account for 44 percent of the total. Ever since ASAPS began its Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank Statistics survey two decades ago in 1997, this is the largest amount spent on these procedures by Americans.
ASAPS says that patients are increasingly seeking more refined aesthetic procedures. A number of women now want just a subtle breast lift instead of an enlarged breast size. Others do want to enhance breast volume, but choose an understated appearance by opting for fat transfer breast augmentation. However, overall, the popularity of traditional breast implant cosmetic surgery has also grown.
Niche procedures such as labiaplasty are now becoming mainstream. Similarly, the acceptance and popularity of plastic surgery procedures for men is consistently on the rise. More men are willing to consider both surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures ranging from Botox to liposuction.
Top Five Procedures
The ASAPS data has identified the top five cosmetic procedures for women and men combined for the year 2016 as follows:
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 designed to sculpt the body by eliminated undesirable fat pockets from areas such as the hips, buttocks, flanks, thighs, calves, female and male breasts, back, arms, and neck. The procedure is often combined with other surgeries and can be performed using only local anesthesia.
Breast augmentation can increase or restore breast size with surgical insertion of saline or silicone gel implants, or in some cases, using fat transfer. The procedure is customizable in terms of incision locations, placement of implants, and size and type of implants to meet the unique needs of a patient.
Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery can create a flatter, firmer abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, and tightening the abdominal wall muscles. The procedure is typically performed following a major weight loss or pregnancy, or when a flabby abdomen impairs body contour.
Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery may be performed on lower or upper eyelids, or both. The surgeon will remove excess skin, redistribute or remove fat, and tighten underlying muscles as needed. Puffiness and bags below the lower lids and hooded skin on the upper lids can be eliminated with this surgery.
Loss of breast volume, sagging breasts, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas can be corrected with a breast lift surgery. The procedure will raise the position of breasts to a more youthful level, and is often combined with breast implants to achieve more comprehensive results.
Prolific, focused, and sensational plastic surgeon Dr. Lin receives patients from West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena, Diamond Bar, and nearby areas.
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