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It seems like the most beloved plastic surgeries among Americans are butt implants and male breast reduction, according to a new report.
As far as we know, plastic surgery is a medical practice used to improve the aesthetic features of the body or restoration of body parts which get damaged due to accidents. Plastic surgery includes cosmetic and non-cosmetic surgeries, reconstructive surgery, aesthetic surgery, micro-surgery, etc.
However, buttock lifts and implants are the fastest-growing types of plastic surgery, according to a new report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The organization’s annual report shared that from 2000 to 2015, the rate of people undergoing lifts rose by 252 percent.
In the past 15 years, cosmetic procedures have increased by 115 percent overall. Last year, the top five cosmetic procedures were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck; while the top five minimally invasive procedures were Botox, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion, Medical Daily reported.
Both men and women are undergoing various cosmetic procedures. Surgical procedures increased by up to 7 percent (1,912,468 surgeries), nonsurgical procedures increased by 22 percent (10,879,909 surgeries) and combined procedures increased by 20 percent (12,792,377 procedures) compared to the procedures performed in 2014.
Our survey findings paint a clear picture of a healthy aesthetic marketplace, with considerable growth among surgical and nonsurgical procedures alike.
Dr. James Grotting, president of ASPS declared.
Firstly, men are now opening their doors to aesthetic enhancements. The report says that more men are opting to undergo breast reduction, a procedure that removes excess fat in the breasts of people with gynecomastia.
This condition happens when there is too much fat stored in the breasts of males. In one year, the number of men choosing male breast reduction increased to 25 percent compared to the date gathered in 2014.
Secondly, women are problematic with fats being stored in the wrong places. A new procedure called fat grafting lets people choose a part of the body where they want their fat from undesirable places to be transferred. For instance, they want the fat in their love handles to be transferred to their breasts, face or buttocks.
In 2015, about 50,000 people underwent this procedure.
Moreover, since the formulation for Botox injectables was improved, more people opt for this procedure to reduce wrinkles caused by aging. In 2015, the number of procedures increased by 21 percent.
People who wanted to improve the appearance of their buttocks in 2015 increased as well, with 32 percent increase in buttock lifts and buttock implants performed compared from 2014. Other popular trends are nonsurgical skin tightening, tattoo or hair removal and liposuction.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons has nicknamed 2015 ‘the year of the rear’ for buttock implants or lifts being performed at record-breaking rates, but also because of the emphasis placed on celebrities with disproportionately large and perfectly round bottoms.
All in all, people choose to undergo plastic surgery for a variety of reasons, including to reconstruct areas of the body following an accident or invasive surgery, to correct birth defects or genetic imperfections, or to enhance one’s own appearance for self-esteem purposes.
Furthermore, a recent research has shown that lower ratings of self-esteem and life satisfaction as well as increased media exposure to cosmetic surgery via television programs play a role in a person’s decision to get plastic surgery.
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