The Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures in 2012
Each year, around this time, the most popular plastic surgery procedures are totaled. Usually the most popular procedures such as Botox, breast implants, or rhinoplasties, continue to stay high in demand. However, there are some unexpected new increases in other procedures as well! Read more to see what plastic surgery procedures have been increasing in popularity.
It’s always interesting to see which cosmetic procedures are trending. It can reflect our constantly changing economy, or the changing views of aesthetic beauty from society. The main increases in more of the unexpected procedures this year, is the rise of chin implants (read more about the surge of chin implants here) and the increase of male plastic surgery. Although women are still the majority receiving cosmetic procedures, the numbers of men who also care about they way they look are rapidly rising. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to rejuvenate the eyes also remains one of the top five most popular surgical procedures.
However, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures still remain the highest in popularity. Of course, Botox still remains the most popular cosmetic procedure. This is not surprising, as it is one of the most affordable and effective ways to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles, with very minimal risks with the right facial plastic surgeon. It can also be used to relax the jaw muscles in order to give the appearance of a slimmer, narrower face. Amongst the other most popular minimally invasive procedures, are injectable facial fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Sculptra.
Juvederm is most commonly used to get rid of the deep lines around the mouth (nasolabial folds) or chin area (marionette lines). It is also preferred by most plastic surgeons for enhancing the lips, since it gives the lips more volume while keeping them looking natural (when administered by an experience plastic surgeon). Radiesse is commonly used to enhance the nasal bridge, or to lift up the cheeks for a more youthful appearance. Sculptra is most commonly used to gradually reduce the lost facial volume that you get with age or weight loss.
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