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    Trends and truths: Facelifts, fat and Botox

    Several notable trends emerged this year from the annual statistics released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) last month: Breast augmentation with fat is up by 72%. Labiaplasty continues to grow in popularity. And the facelift has made a comeback into the top five cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016.

    ASPS released their 2016 statistics March 1, 2017, showing member plastic surgeons reportedly performed 17.1 million cosmetic procedures — from surgery to noninvasive — in the U.S., up 3% from 2015.

    All About Fat

    Minimally invasive fat injections rose 13% from 2015 to last year, while fat grafting to augment the buttocks increased 26% and fat transfer to increase breast size shot up 72%, according to an ASPS press release.

    The popularity of injection-based Kybella (Allergan) increased 18% from the ASPS’ 2015 statistics. And non-invasive fat reduction procedures, such as CoolSculpting (Zeltiq) and Liposonix (Valeant Pharmaceuticals), increased 5%. Liposuction remains among the top cosmetic surgeries in the U.S. But while demand for liposuction was up 6% from 2015, and liposuction was the number two in the top five cosmetic surgeries, liposuction numbers are down 34% since 2000.

    NEXT: Examining the Face

    Lisette Hilton
    Lisette Hilton, president of Words Come Alive, has written about health care, the science and business of medicine, fitness and wellness ...


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