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Aiming for tummy confidence and greater boost in the breast department this year? Winter hones great advantages on the cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery frontline. Why? Because controlled temperatures, additional clothing layers and less sun exposure all aid post-surgical recovery. So, if you have body goals in the pipeline, in sync with the cooler months and action body contouring and breast procedures.
Cosmetic surgery procedures continue to rise in popularity, from top to toe. From the buttock lift – which saw a whooping 87% increase in numbers in 2022 compared to 2019, reports the latest American Society of Plastic Surgery findings – to the ever-popular breast lift or facelift, cosmetic surgeries show no signs of slowing. However, what happens if you want to reverse a plastic surgery procedure? And, can you?
When it comes to non-invasive cosmetic procedures, CoolSculpting lives up to its ‘cool’ name for more than one reason. Not everyone seeking greater body contouring and body sculpting is willing to undergo an invasive cosmetic surgery procedure, such as liposuction, nor can everyone lock in the recovery downtime. CoolSculpting, or cryolipolysis, is the sought-after lunchtime procedure and non-invasive alternative that continues its rise in popularity, permanently destroying fat cells from the outside in, and gently sculpting and contouring the body.
The rise of non-invasive appearance medicine treatments has been exponential this past decade. This year, ASPS, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, revealed a 73% increase in Botox injections and a 77% increase in non-invasive fat reduction treatments from 2019 to 2022, in its annual report. With the ease of many lunchtime treatments, and no need for anaesthesia or downtime, it's little wonder non-invasive cosmetic treatments continue to soar in popularity.
Breast reduction surgeries are on the rise bringing a boost to people worldwide. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a staggering 54% increase in cosmetic breast reduction surgeries from 2019 to 2022. What these numbers reflect is both an individual and societal change.
Cosmetic rejuvenation that restores a more youthful – and natural look – is what many of us are eyeing up. Blepharoplasty – or an eyelift – is an ever-popular cosmetic surgery procedure because of its ability to tighten, balance and harmonise.
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