Want to know what plastic surgery procedures people are obsessed with this year?
Dr. Paul Wigoda and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are both seeing a rise in the focus of face and fat. In a recent report and a video interview with Dr. Wigoda, there is a significant demand in patients wanting to use their own fat to sculpt and chisel away lines, wrinkles, and imperfections.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wigoda stated in January via a Facebook Live video that the biggest trend this year in plastic surgery is fat transfers. He went on to say, “We are a lot more successful in transferring the unwanted fat to another part of the body, like the buttock area, and stay basically forever.” Watch for more of Dr. Wigoda’s forecast on the top plastic surgery trends this year:
A just released ASPS report revealed a trend in recycling unwanted fat for minimally invasive procedures, butt augmentation, and breast augmentation.
Here’s how fat injections and fat grafting works
“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,” said ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD. “Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”
- Minimally invasive cosmetic fat injections increased 13%
- Buttock augmentation using fat grafting increased 26%
- Breast augmentation using fat grafting increased 72%
Top 5 Cosmetic Surgical and Minimally-Invasive Procedures
Of the nearly 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in 2016, the top 5 were:
- Breast augmentation (290,467 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
- Liposuction (235,237 procedures, up 6 percent from 2015)
- Nose reshaping (223,018 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
- Eyelid surgery (209,020 procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
- Facelifts (131,106 procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
Among the 15.5 million cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures performed in 2016, the top 5 were:
- Botulinum Toxin Type A (7 million procedures, up 4 percent from 2015)
- Soft Tissue Fillers (2.6 million procedures, up 2 percent from 2015)
- Chemical Peel (1.36 million procedures, up 4 percent since 2015)
- Laser hair removal (1.1 million procedures, down 1 percent from 2015)
- Microdermabrasion (775,000 procedures, down 3 percent from 2015)
If you are thinking of doing liposuction and learning more about fat transfers, schedule a free plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Wigoda today.