Each year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons releases comprehensive data on the top cosmetic procedures in the US. And, as the world’s largest plastic surgery specialty organization, the ASPS also gives insights on how procedures vary by gender.
In 2011, there were over 1.5 million surgical cosmetic procedures performed in the US, reports the ASPS. Compared with the 2010 figure, this represents a remarkable 2% overall growth in one year alone. And, although more men are choosing cosmetic surgery today, women still come out on top, accounting for nearly 9 out of every 10 surgical procedures. So, want to find out what other ladies are choosing?
Here are the Top 5 Plastic Surgery Procedures Among Women, based on recent ASPS data:
1. Breast Augmentation:
As the number-one cosmetic surgery in the US, breast augmentation is a go-to treatment for women with small or disproportionate breasts. Using silicone or saline implants, we work to achieve a fuller, firmer and more proportionate bustline. Often, women will also combine this procedure with a breast lift for more satisfying results.
2. Nose Reshaping:
Nose reshaping – also known as rhinoplasty – is a procedure aimed at reshaping, reducing or augmenting a person’s nose to increase facial harmony and boost self-confidence. Nose surgery may also be performed for functional reasons, treating certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum.
For patients suffering from stubborn, exercise-resistant fat, liposuction can often be the best option. Using a special suction tool, liposuction aims to permanently remove fat from the thighs, midsection, arms, and more. While not a weight loss solution, for many, liposuction can help patients achieve the body they’ve always wanted.
4. Eyelid Surgery:
As we age, our eyelids can start to sag and droop. This can make us look older and more tired than we really are. An eyelid lift procedure – also known as blepharoplasty – works to combat this. During the operation, excess fat, skin and muscle is removed from the upper and lower eyelids. The goal is a fresh, more youthful appearance.
5. Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck, technically referred to as “abdominoplasty,” is a procedure aimed at flattening and shaping the abdomen by removing fat and skin and tightening muscles. Abdominoplasty can also be useful for women with stretched skin and muscles from pregnancy.
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To find out more about these or any of the procedures we offer, don’t hesitate to contact us today and schedule your plastic surgery consultation. Call our West Orange office at 973-324-9455 or our Jersey City office at 201-763-6764. We look forward to meeting you soon.