Butt Augmentations are on the Rise and Other Trends in Cosmetic Procedures

When it comes to cosmetic procedures, fat is actually a good thing! According to the annual plastic surgery procedural statistics released today by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the use of fat injections increased 2% from 2013 to 2014 and is even being used in butt augmentations.

Surgically speaking, the quest for a better backside was the fastest growing procedure, increasing 15% year over year. Butt implants and lifts rounded out the top 3 procedures that use fat to help women get the body they want.

Another highlight of the ASPS report was the rise in minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures. More  than 13.9 million procedures were performed , technology a playing a major role in this trend. "The demand for plastic surgery continues to grow as medical advancements are made and technology improves resulting in a wider array of options for patients," explains ASPS President Scot Glasberg, MD.  “Today, more than ever, patients are empowered with choices to achieve the results they are seeking. Through open communication and a mutual understanding of expectations, patients work closely with their surgeon to determine the procedures most appropriate for them to achieve their optimal outcomes.”

Which procedures made the top five?

1. Botulinum Toxin Type A that include Botox and Dysport injections

2. Dermal fillers, like those used to plump lips and soften wrinkles

3. Chemical Peels

4. Laser Hair Removal

5. Microdermabrasion

Check out the inforgraphic below for more plastic surgery statistics.

2014 Plastic Surgery Statistics Infographic

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