How Popular Are Cosmetic Procedures?

It’s a fact! Cosmetic procedures are more popular than ever and more and more patients are seeking different approaches to rejuvenate their skin and body.

“Cosmetics used to be for the Hollywood elite,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, dermatologist and aesthetic expert in Austin, Texas. “Now, with easier, more non-invasive treatments and minimal downtime, more and more patients are attracted to cosmetics. They’re seeking new ways to feel more vibrant, look youthful, and feel more confident in their work and social life.”

Closeup portrait of beautiful young pretty woman with healthy skin and pink flowers near face - isolated on white.In 2014, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery conducted a Consumer Survey and found 52% of over 8300 respondents were interested in a cosmetic procedure. The top procedures people considered included: skin tightening and wrinkle treatments, laser for facial redness, chemical peels and body contouring.

“Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are now becoming commonplace, and why not?” Dr. Hanson is correct. The 2015 annual plastic surgery procedural statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgery demonstrated that laser hair removal has increased by 52% since 2000, dermal filler by 274%, and Botox has increased by 759% since that time! At Sanova Dermatology, Dr. Hanson performs these treatments and other advanced techniques to target patient concerns, soften folds and fine lines, and improve the tone and texture of her patients’ skin.

Aesthetic surgical procedures continue to rise as well, with breast augmentation, liposuction and eyelid tucks still being among the most common. Interestingly, buttock lifts and cosmetic vaginal rejuvenation (64% increase between 2011 and 2012) were considered the fastest rising surgical aesthetic procedures.

“Women of all ages, come seeking a solution for too much vulvovaginal skin,” says Dr. George Shashoua, board certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon at Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation. “They may have discomfort in tight clothing, with exercise, or feel self conscious with intimacy. Patients are please to learn what options are available to treat this sensitive area, and find these procedures especially rewarding.”

Shocking or intriguing? Vanity or increasingly less invasive and modest ways of improving self-esteem, confidence and self-regard? If you’ve ever thought about a cosmetic procedure, these statistics prove one thing: you’re not alone!

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