No organization has its finger on the pulse of plastic surgery quite like the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). It is widely regarded as the leading source of comprehensive, reliable information on cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery. With more than 7,000 plastic surgeon members, the ASPS is the only organization with two decades of history tracking plastic surgery trends in the U.S. Dr. Christopher Craft thought readers might find it interesting to learn more about the top plastic surgery procedures, according to ASPS stats.
Breast augmentation has been a top plastic surgery procedure for many years. Hundreds of thousands of women opt to enhance their breasts using saline or silicone implants. One of the most exciting up-and-coming trends in breast augmentation is fat transfer breast augmentation, which involves using a woman’s body fat to add shape and volume to her breasts.
Another highly sought-after plastic surgery procedure is liposuction, or the surgical removal of unwanted fat. Liposuction is a safe and effective way to sculpt areas of the body where stubborn fat does not respond to diet or exercise efforts.
Nose reshaping surgery (clinically referred to as rhinoplasty) is also in high demand. Thanks to its ability to refine the size, shape, angle or characteristics of the nose, rhinoplasty consistently ranks as one of the top plastic surgery procedures in the U.S.
The eyes are one of the first areas of the face to show signs of aging. Over time, the skin and tissues stretch out and fat can become displaced, leading to droopy, sagging or puffy eyelids. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a popular procedure to remedy signs of aging and open up the eyelids for a more youthful facial expression.
Tummy tuck (otherwise known as abdominoplasty) is enormously popular in the U.S. The body contouring surgery removes excess abdominal fat and skin, tightens the skin that remains and repairs damaged or separated abdominal muscles for a flatter, firmer abdomen. In the right candidates, tummy tuck can reverse the effects of pregnancy, significant weight fluctuation and aging.
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