In the US about 17-million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed last year‚ according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ annual report released on Wednesday.
The statistics show a 3% growth in cosmetic procedures‚ including a rise in facelifts and a new trend to rejuvenate private zones like labias.
Facelifts made a comeback into the top five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures in 2016‚ the data shows. Three of the top five procedures – in descending order – were breast augmentation‚ liposuction‚ nose reshaping‚ eyelid surgery and facelifts – focused on the face.
Society president Debra Johnson said: “One trend we are seeing with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face‚ buttock and even the breast.”