Plastic surgery is an ever-changing industry that is always relevant. One in five American women considers plastic surgery at some point in her life. Of women between the ages of 55 and 64, 85 percent are unhappy with their bodies, and 90 percent of younger women, between the ages of 19 and 24, are unhappy with theirs.
Although women are more likely than men to undergo cosmetic surgery, men are also often looking to change their bodies. In fact, over 40 percent of cosmetic procedures in the United States are performed on men. So no matter your age or gender, you're not alone in your interest in altering your body. Here's what you need to know about the latest trends in plastic surgery.
What do Americans spend on plastic surgery?
Last year (2015), Americans spent more than $13.5 billion on cosmetic procedures, marking it the first time in history that amount has been reached. And that's not due to an increase in procedure cost. More Americans are interested in changing their appearances than ever before. Overall, procedures are up by nearly 40 percent in the past five years; surgery-specific ones have grown by 17 percent.
Cosmetic procedures have increased nearly 40 percent in the past 5 years.
Fat Grafting is Increasing in Popularity
Fat grafting, the process of taking fat from one part of your body in the form of liposuction and moving it to another area of your body to increase its size, is growing in popularity. Fat grafting can be applied to many parts of your body, but the most common right now include breasts, the buttocks, and parts of your face. In the last year, the transfer of fat was the ninth most popular surgical procedure.
It's All About the Lifts - Breast Lift, Buttock Lift, Arm Lift, & Lower Body Lift
When it comes to the types of procedure seen most often in the United States, the hottest trend is lifting various body parts. More and more people are thinking less about changing the size or shape of their body parts and more about simply enhancing what they already have. Across the board, lifts have gained the most popularity between 2000 and 2016. Breast lifts are up by almost 90 percent, while butt lifts are up by more than 250 percent.
The procedure with the second-most growth is lower body lifts, which have seen nearly a 4,000 percent increase over the last 16 years. Leading the way with almost 5,000 percent growth is the upper arm lift. So, while procedures like breast augmentation and nose reshaping still lead the pack, Americans are becoming increasingly interested in lifting body parts, rather than growing or reshaping.
Lower body lift have seen an increase of nearly 4,000%
The Trend in Behinds Is on the Rise
2016 is the year of the bum. With celebrities and the media playing up the look of larger behinds, it's not surprising that the interest in back-end procedures saw some of the highest growth in the entire plastic surgery industry in the last year. In 2015, the number of fat-grafted butt augmentations increased by nearly 30 percent. Butt lifts grew by 36 percent, and buttock implants also grew by 36 percent. These numbers will only continue to rise as more and more women seek the hottest look in body shape and appearance.
The bottom line? Procedures are changing, with fat grafting leading the way. More and more Americans are interested in increasing the size of their rear ends, and people in the United States are seeking plastic surgery now more than ever before.
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