I talk a lot on my cosmetic surgery blog about statistics in plastic surgery. It’s not for a love of numbers, but an understanding that examples of the bigger picture help better navigate changes to treatments offered as well as enhance patient satisfaction. Over the last 20 years of cosmetic and plastic surgery practice here in Atlanta, I’ve heard a lot of patients express their desire not to look like a different version of themselves, but to look like they did 10 years ago.
This request is what led me to develop the Band Aid Facelift in 1997 followed by several other mini plastic surgery procedures like Band Aid Liposuction, Band Aid Tummy Tuck, and Band Aid Laser Skin Resurfacing. As evidenced by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ statistics released earlier this month, many Americans are seeking these subtle cosmetic changes to make them look like a more youthful version of themselves. Over the last year, though the rate of plastic surgery procedures performed actually decreased compared to 2011, the number of minimally invasive procedures increased.
The top five most performed minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, according to ASPS, included Botox® Cosmetic for wrinkles, chemical peels, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, and dermal fillers (Restylane®, Perlane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm®). While several media outlets have pointed to the decreased downtime and expense associated with these procedures compared to traditional plastic surgery, I also believe it’s a strong desire for most patients to achieve natural-looking plastic surgery results.
To learn more about the minimally invasive and traditional cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures that I offer, visit my website or contact our office to schedule your consultation and discuss which facial rejuvenation treatment fits your cosmetic needs.