Aesthetic plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is a sub-specialty in medicine involving surgical (invasive) or non-surgical (non-invasive) procedures generally to correct or bring back a body part’s original form or function. It is elective, meaning it is not a matter-of-life-and-death type of surgery. It is determined and consented by the patient and carefully planned with the surgeon. For the purpose of enhancing appearance, it is the best known type of plastic surgery. Specifically, this procedure is done to maintain, to restore and to improve a body part re-instating its original or ideal form.
In Australia, Dr. Jeremy Hunt FRACS, a plastic surgeon and representative for the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons said that people undergo these kinds of operations as the last resort not to change their appearance but to look younger. Sales records in Australia revealed the increase in the use of non-invasive answer to aging such as Botox, collagen fat and other filler injections. If planning to restore your youthful appearance, visit specialist cosmetic surgery Newcastle to meet the team of professionals and to decide for yourself if they exhibit expertise and commitment.
This year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery revealed their 15 Years of Facts and Figures in this field. They reported that in 15 years, the number of cosmetic procedures increased by 197%. Surgical procedures increased by 73%. With the help of non-stop research and innovations, non-surgical procedures were reported to have surged to 356%. The top surgical procedures performed in the year 2011 chronologically lists liposuction as the leading technique, followed by breast augmentation, abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”, eyelid surgery and mastopexy or “breast lift”. The top five non-surgical procedures records Botulinum Toxin Type A injections as the first and followed by filler injections using hyaluronic acid, laser hair removal, microdermabrasion and IPL laser treatment. Trends also reveal that USA is the country with most operations performed. It is also the country with most breast augmentations and abdominoplasties. Brazil has the most liposuctions, blepharoplasties and rhinoplasties. Asia is the continent with most procedures having China, Korea, India and Japan combined. Having processed all these facts, are you willing to take the drift and be part of this year or next year’s statistics?