Cosmetic Surgery is a growing trend, both in the United States and around the world. The earliest re-corded cosmetic surgeries were skin grafts in India in 800 B.C. Modern plastic surgery appeared in the early 1800s with cleft palate repair, and the field has become increasingly popular and far-reaching since. Even iconic beauty Marilyn Monroe had a cosmetic surgery in the 1950s, and the records were recently made public.
With increasing popularity and cutting edge medical advancements, cosmetic surgery is safer, more affordable, and more convenient than ever In 2018 alone, 2.6 million cosmetic surgeries were performed in the US, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
According to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the most popular procedures in the world are liposuction, breast augmentation, eyelid surgery, tummy tuck, and nose reshaping. In the United States specifically, facelifts are also high on the list of popular procedures. Breast augmentation is the most popular procedure in the US., according to the ASPS, and 186,000 of these procedures were performed in 2012. Women make up 91 percent of patients, but cosmetic procedures are becoming increasingly popular among men.
That demographic saw a 5 percent bump in cosmetic procedures, which includes surgical and non-invasive procedures, between 2011 and 2012. According to the ASPS, 40-54 is the most popular age range to elect to have cosmetic surgery, and that age group comprises 48 percent of the total cosmetic procedures per-formed in the U.S. In a recent article on cosmetic surgery, Cosmopolitan for Latinas noted that cosmetic surgery can be used to shape the face and body to a variety of desired contours and proportions, not just to a single cultural or ethnic ideal.
In addition to improving physical appearance, cosmetic surgeries can also have positive psychological effects. A study published in Plastic Surgical Nursing found that women who under-go breast augmentation report higher self-esteem after their procedures. Using the 30-point Rosenberg Scale to measure self-esteem, the average score increased from 20.7 before the procedure to 24.9 after the procedure. With clear goals and expectations, cosmetic surgery results are natural and beautiful.
Every plastic surgeon is part doctor, part artist in crafting each surgery to maximize both safety and aesthetics. The key to a successful cosmetic surgery is to work closely with a reputable surgeon and to have clear goals and realistic expectations. As with any medical procedure, it’s also important to consider recovery time, physical and emotional support, and your overall health in preparing for a cosmetic surgery procedure. Your surgeon will be happy to discuss all of these aspects with you during your initial consultation and subsequent preparations. After a successful cosmetic surgery, you’ll look like you, only improved or more refreshed.
In the hands of Amerejuve’s skilled cosmetic surgeons, you can be confident that you’ll look good, feel good with your surgery results.