While cosmetic surgery options are extremely popular in the US, statistics reveal that non-surgical cosmetic options are much more popular. Though most cosmetic surgery options are minimally invasive, they are still surgery and require longer recover times and higher costs. Non-surgical options, while sometimes expensive, offer a wide variety of skin aging and wrinkle fighting options without the surgery.
Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in 2013
The most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in 2013 included liposuction, breast augmentation, blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”, and rhinoplasty or nose surgery. These account for nearly 1.147 million cosmetic surgical procedures in 2013. Liposuction topped the list at 363,912 procedures in 2013. Blepharolplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure which can accompany face lifts. It hit the list at number three, with 161,389 procedures in 2013.
While these surgical options certainly offer unbeatable results and extensive change, they may not be the best option to start with.
Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures in 2013
Due to their convenience, short recovery time, and lower cost, it is no wonder non-surgical cosmetic procedures outnumber surgical ones. The most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in 2013 was the injection of Botulinum toxin, which includes Botox, Dysport, and Xeomin. The use of these types of injections reached nearly 3.77 million. The use of Hyaluronic Acid, such as Juvederm and Perlane, reached 1,872,172. Hair removal, using laser or pulsed light, came in at number three, with 901,571 procedures in 2013. Microdermabrasion, at 470,865, and Photorejuvenation, at 456,613, came in last.
Receiving Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures
For those considering cosmetic surgery, it may be wise to investigate the less invasive non-surgical options first. Dr. Sadrian at Sadrian Cosmetic Center in San Diego offers many cosmetic procedures, including popular surgical and non-surgical procedures.
The first step is to schedule an individual analysis of your skin’s condition. This allows the doctor to develop a customized skin care program for optimal skin health and rejuvenation. Explaining your wants to the doctor will give them a clearer picture of the type of procedures you may like. Dr. Sadrian offers a wide variety of non-surgical options, including wrinkle smoothing, dermal fillers, laser and skin rejuvenation, and skin care products.
For example when seeking options for wrinkle smoothing, consider non-surgical options, like the use of injectables including Botox, before jumping to an invasive surgical procedure, like a face lift. Your doctor will be able to offer the best options for you and your unique situation. Contact the Sadrian Cosmetic Center in San Diego today to schedule your initial consultation.