NEW YORK, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Initial data from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) demonstrates that female-centric procedures, including breast enhancement and labiaplasty are on a steady rise. While breast augmentation utilizing implants remains consistently popular, newer procedures are indicating a shift in overall trends:
- Fat grafting to the breast is up 41% over the past year alone
- Explantation is up 13.4%
- Breast lifts are up 8.4%
- Labiaplasty, once a niche procedure, is becoming more mainstream, with a 23.2% increase over the past year
- 36% of all plastic surgeons in the United States are now performing labiaplasties in their practices, more than double the number performing the procedure just five years ago
Dr. Daniel C. Mills, President of ASAPS, reports that many of his patients are much more specific about their aesthetic desires and know precisely what they want. Women are requesting everything from breast lifts and fat grafting to the breast and newer procedures like labiaplasty, simply because they like a certain aesthetic. It's encouraging to meet patients with individual preferences. Some women are coming in to have their implants removed, and opt to add a bit of their own fat back into the chest for a more subtle volume increase," states Daniel C. Mills, President of ASAPS. "I've noticed a very healthy trend towards the individual. They're not all coming in and asking for large implants anymore. Of course, some do, but all-in-all, my patients are presenting with more diverse desires, not so much dictated by trends as by themselves. With new technology and techniques at our disposal, it is exciting to be able to offer each patient a plethora of personalized options," Mills explains.
ASAPS' data also reflects that certain nonsurgical procedures, including injectables, (Botulinum Toxin and Hyaluronic Acid) and photorejuvenation (IPL) are becoming increasingly popular alongside body-contouring procedures such as nonsurgical fat reduction and nonsurgical skin tightening.
"I've seen a shift among my patient-base wherein women want a more contoured, sculpted look to create a proportionate hourglass figure. The rising popularity of body contouring procedures thus comes as no surprise. Sculpting the waistline and hips can have a dramatic impact on one's overall aesthetic, even making the derriere appear a bit larger, (to achieve a more subtle rounded buttock region). Ultimately, subtlety is in, but patients expect results" Dr. Mills states.
ASAPS will release its full statistics report shortly. To request additional information or to schedule an interview, please contact the ASAPS public relations department at the number and emails listed above.
Once published, the full report can be found here: http://www.surgery.org/media/statistics.
The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), is recognized as the world's leading organization devoted entirely to aesthetic plastic surgery and cosmetic medicine of the face and body. ASAPS is comprised of over 2,600 Plastic Surgeons; Active Members are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (USA) or by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have extensive training in the complete spectrum of surgical and nonsurgical aesthetic procedures. International Active Members are certified by equivalent boards of their respective countries. All members worldwide adhere to a strict Code of Ethics and must meet stringent membership requirements.
About the ASAPS Cosmetic Surgery National Data Bank
ASAPS, working with an independent research firm, compiled the 19-year national data for procedures performed 1997-2015. A paper-based questionnaire was mailed to 30,000 board-certified physicians. An online version of the questionnaire was also available. A total of 844 physicians returned questionnaires, of which 103 were retired or otherwise inactive during 2015.
Final figures have been projected to reflect nationwide statistics. Though the confidence intervals change by procedure, depending on the grouping's sample size and the response variance, the overall survey portion of this research has a standard error of +/- 3.56% at a 95% level of confidence.
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