The results are out! And they are surprising, to say the least. Gone were the domination of more invasive procedures such as liposuction and surgical facelifts. Skip the hospital visits, recovery time, and pain meds—this year’s most popular aesthetic treatments will have you swapping the knife for the needle.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures have increased 200% since 2000, with 15.7 million procedures performed in 2017. Here are the top 5 most popular aesthetic procedures that patients underwent this year.
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1. Non-surgical rhinoplasty
While surgical rhinoplasty is still popular, non-surgical nose enhancements using fillers have overtaken the former in terms of numbers. Temporary fillers such as Perlane are the go-to options for those seeking to achieve a more defined nose without surgery. On the rise concurrently with fillers is Nose Thread lifts which is the current go-to for Asian women seeking a more refined looking nose.
Both fillers and nose threadlifts give better definition and symmetry. It’s a great option for those looking for immediate nasal reshaping without any surgery or downtime.
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2. Tear trough injections
Dark circles and deep shadows under the eyes seem to be a rising concern in the land of the sleepless all around the world. This explains why fillers for the tear trough area are rising in demand. It used to be tough problem to correct, but with the advent of new HA fillers that promise skin brightening without puffiness and lumpiness such as Revitalift Undereye, dark eye circles can be effectively treated. The promise of youthful, more rested-looking eyes led to a flurry of requests for this procedure, explaining its rise up the charts.
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3. Lip injections
Lip injections have been around for a while, but since celebrities (think Kylie Jenner) started talking about them, lip filler appointments have skyrocketed. Besides the usual Juvéderm and Restylane to create more fullness, symmetry, and an overall better pout, newer more hydrating enhancers are also rising in popularity for those seeking to reduce lip lines, give lips a moist look without added volume.
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4. Non-surgical cheek and chin augmentation
Cheeks and chins which used to only be augmented with implants have now seen a new lease of life with the introduction of fillers such as Volume High Definition Lift. These natural HA fillers have enough G-prime to add better projection to vital facial areas. Fillers in the chin create more balance to the face and a better neckline, while fillers in the cheekbones, add lift, shape and help create a more heart-shaped face. The power to transform the face lies in the syringe that can be delivered in less than an hour sans downtime, no wonder women are flocking to change their beauty destiny without a second thought.
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