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Look Your Best with 2018’s Top Enhancement Trends

Americans love to look their best. In 2017, there were over 17.5 million cosmetic enhancement procedures performed in the United States alone. And these numbers keep climbing year after year as the tools and techniques available to plastic surgeons continue to progress. While last year saw the highest count in cosmetic procedures ever, here’s a closer look at what’s trending in 2018 and beyond.

Surgical Enhancement

Augmenting appearances with surgery is still a tried and true way to get the results you’re looking for. Plastic surgery is a long-lasting and practically immediate way to reverse the signs of aging, enhance your figure, or to restore your body after a major event like childbirth. More than 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures were performed in 2017, good for a two percent bump over the previous year. That just goes to show that despite the rise in popularity of minimally invasive techniques, going under the knife continues to be the best approach for those interested in boosting their look for the long-term.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), a few of the most sought-after surgeries in 2017 were:

Breast augmentation keeps its top spot on the charts for another year running. Thanks to improvements in insertion techniques and more realistic looking and feeling implants, women are able to enjoy the benefits of a bigger bust with a procedure that’s become fairly commonplace.

Minimally and Non-Invasive Procedures

But if the overall numbers indicate anything, it’s that more and more people don’t want to deal with the hassles of surgery to upgrade their look. Although proven to be effective, traditional cosmetic enhancement procedures can be expensive and require long recovery times, which just may not fit into today’s busy lifestyles. That’s why many patients are gravitating toward more minimally and non-invasive methods of enhancing and rejuvenating their appearance. And thanks to advancements in technology and cutting-edge approaches that have hit the market in the last several years, looking and feeling your best has never been easier.

Among the whopping 15.7 million minimally and non-invasive procedures performed in 2017, the ASPS found that two of top ones were:

  • Botox®, and its Botulinum Toxin Type A counterparts – 7.23 million procedures, up 2 percent from 2016
  • Soft tissue fillers like Juvéderm® – 2.69 million procedures, up 3 percent

By far the number one anti-aging treatment across the board, Botox continues its reign on the cosmetic enhancement world. And with quick, easy treatments and little to no downtime, it’s no wonder why.

Other Trends Dr. Smith Is Noticing

We’re also seeing more men come in to our offices to enhance their appearance. Botox and dermal fillers are growing in popularity among males, but so are surgical procedures that enhance their masculine image. Nose surgery, medically known as rhinoplasty, continues to be a top male treatment for those who aren’t satisfied with their nose’s current structure or its proportion to the rest of the face. And guys are feeling more confident in seeking out male breast reduction to reduce unwanted fatty deposits in the chest area.

Look Your Best with the Latest Enhancement Trends and Techniques in Edina, MN

Whichever approach is right for you, Dr. Smith has the skill and experience to safely and effectively augment your appearance or restore your figure. If you would like to learn more about any of these procedures at Smith Plastic Surgery, please contact us for more information or to schedule your consultation today.