The booming culture of implants and plastic surgery

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As per data obtained from American Board of Plastic Surgery, it has been found that liposuction is the top performed surgery against the other procedures under cosmetic/plastic surgery. It was performed by over 85% of plastic surgeons in the US. While the other top procedures include breast-lifting, tummy tucking, silicone implants for breasts and eyelid surgery. Liposuction, which is also known as lipoplasty or body contouring, is a form of plastic surgery which uses a suction process to get rid of specific or excess fat from body areas such as hips, thighs, buttocks, abdomen. Liposuction was the most common surgery done by men in the year of 2020 as per data obtained from ABPS while the Botox practice has been the top aesthetic procedure performed by all plastic surgeons since 1999. The buttock augmentation job has increased by over 89% in the last 5 years and 95% of buttock augmentation was performed for transferring fats. Injectible or non-surgical practice such as Botox has already seen people spending a whooping 2 Billion USD in 2020 and silicone-gel practice for breast augmentation has seen over 1 Billion USD of spending in the year of 2020. Gynecomastia (surgical procedure to fix breast tissue enlargement in males) has been the most popular practice in 2018.

Data obtained on women shows that breast augmentation has been the most popular procedure in the surgical category while Botox came at the top under non-surgical category. Other top surgical procedures for women are liposuction, breast-lifting, tummy tucking and eyelid surgery. Injectable practice with hyaluronic acid (to reduce wrinkles, redness and dermatitis), hair removal and photorejuvenation (laser treatment to treat skin patches, spots and wrinkles) are other top non-surgical procedures carried out by women in the year 2019.

Breast Augmentation, Liposuction, Eyelid Surgery, Abdominoplasty, Rhinoplasty, Breast Lift, Fat Grafting (face), Breast, Facelift, Buttock Augmentation (implants and fat transfer), Gynecomastia, Ear Surgery, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Upper Arm Lift, Labiaplasty (excluding vaginal rejuvenation), Facial Bone Contouring, Thigh Lift, Lower Body Lift, Buttock Lift has been the top surgical plastic surgery (over 10 million surgeries in 2017 against over 9 million in 2014) performed in the US.

Botulinum Toxin, Hyaluronic Acid, Hair Removal, Nonsurgical Fat, Photo Rejuvenation, Chemical Peel, Micro-Ablative Resurfacing, Full Field Ablative, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-Lactic Acid has been the top non-surgical practices performed in the US. The number of non-surgical practices grew from just over 9.5 million in 2014 to 11.3 million in 2017.

The cause of dramatic rise of plastic surgery

While plastic surgery has always been considered as an aesthetic procedure that is required or desired by professionals mostly from the cinema/soap industry or adult-entertainment industry, the fact of its rise can be also be attributed to growing social change among men and women. While it is important to look good in this digitally modernized era, the change however, necessitated by the aforementioned industry has much to discuss. If not, the social change among individuals undergoing cosmetic, and mostly surgical procedures, has not performed well and those individuals are somehow not well-equipped against the complaints from the peers and family members. Psychologists and plastic surgeons often get alarmed that many of their patients do not fully understand the likely risks associated with going under the knife to bring bodily change that may affect the social crowd around them. Studies have found that patients had often revisited their surgeons to undo the changes done by plastic surgery upon downbeat gestures from friends and family members. The complete scale of unintended material, emotional, social and cultural side-effects must be understood properly by the people willing to perform plastic surgery.

However, the consistent rise of implants, injectables and plastic surgery is surely going to rise as young people often tend to look good and fashionable at par with the latest trends. Be it men or women, silicone or buttock augmentation, butox or nose job, the industry concerning body aesthetic and plastic surgery will see exponential rise in the 21st century, not just in the US but in the developing nations as well. Investors are likely looking to venture into this industry as new cutting-edge technology is rolling out to make such surgery affordable to the middle-class sector that are concerned more about their wallet. The culture of implants and plastic surgery is here to stay and likely to rise over the years.

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