RealSelf Ranks the "Most Worth It" Surgical and Nonsurgical Aesthetic Procedures Based on Consumers' Worth It Ratings
- Breast implant removal is the highest-rated surgical treatment, with a 99% Worth It Rating
- diVa Vaginal Therapy, a laser used to improve vaginal health after childbirth and menopause, ranks highest for nonsurgical treatments with a 100% Worth It Rating
- Four of the top five surgical procedures are breast-related, including breast reduction (98% Worth It Rating), breast reconstruction (98% Worth It Rating), and breast augmentation (98% Worth It Rating) in addition to breast implant removal (99% Worth It Rating)
- Injectable fillers dominate the nonsurgical list, with six different brands earning a spot
SEATTLE, Feb. 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- RealSelf, the leading online resource to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with medical aesthetic doctors, today unveiled the 2019 Worth It Ranking, a comprehensive list that ranks the Worth It Ratings1 of more than 140 surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures and brands. The RealSelf Worth It Rating is a proprietary consumer satisfaction score based on reviews from consumers on RealSelf who, after undergoing a treatment, rated it as "Worth It" or "Not Worth It."
In addition to the full ranking, RealSelf announced the treatments designated as the "Most Worth It" procedures for 2019. The top-ranked surgical procedure was breast implant removal with a 99 percent Worth It Rating, while diVa Vaginal Therapy, a laser used to address changes in vaginal health often caused by childbirth and menopause, ranked highest for nonsurgical treatments with a 100 percent Worth It Rating.
"The RealSelf Worth It Rating is like getting instant advice from hundreds or thousands of friends who have had the exact treatment you're thinking about," said RealSelf founder and CEO Tom Seery. "Through the Worth It Rating, as well as photos and reviews, our community offers information that's not available anywhere else."
"With more than one-third of U.S. adults considering a cosmetic procedure in 20192 and new technologies and treatment options entering the market every year, the need for this type of transparent information is at an all-time high," added Seery.
Procedures for the Breasts Yield High Satisfaction Ratings While breast implant removal, which can address personal concerns like dissatisfaction with size to health issues such as implant malfunction, was the highest-ranked surgical procedure overall, consumer satisfaction with procedures involving breast implants remains high. Of the 11 different breast procedures that earned the Most Worth It designation in 2019, roughly half involve implants.
"Breasts can be intrinsic to one's sense of identity, so it makes sense that four of the top five procedures are related to the breasts," said RealSelf Chief Medical Officer and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan. "Whether someone wants to reduce, lift, augment to a larger size, or remove their implants, surgeries related to the breasts are extremely important to individuals."
Patients Pleased with Results from Vaginal Rejuvenation Treatments, Injectable Fillers Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment diVa Vaginal Therapy was the highest-rated nonsurgical treatment overall. Vaginal rejuvenation treatments MonaLisa Touch (94 percent Worth It Rating) and ThermiVa (94 percent Worth It Rating) also made the list. Consumers also reported high satisfaction with injectable fillers, with six different brands making the nonsurgical treatment list: Restylane Lyft (99 percent Worth It Rating), Volbella (96 percent Worth It Rating), Bellafill (95 percent Worth It Rating), Restylane Defyne (94 percent Worth It Rating), Juvederm (93 percent Worth It Rating), and Restylane (92 percent Worth It Rating).
To be recognized as a "Most Worth It" procedure, a treatment must have a cumulative Worth It Rating of 90 percent or more over the prior 12 months and meet the minimum review requirement during the same period.3 For more information on the rankings and methodology, please visit www.realself.com/most-worth-it-2019.
About RealSelf RealSelf is the leading online marketplace for people to learn and share experiences about cosmetic procedures and connect with the right doctors. Millions of people from around the world visit RealSelf each month to browse patient reviews, before and after photos, and medical expert answers to discover which treatments and doctors live up to their promise of being "Worth It." From simple skincare to emerging nonsurgical technologies to highly considered cosmetic surgeries, RealSelf makes it easy to get the insights consumers need to make smart, confident decisions and find the right doctor. For more information, visit The Treatment blog or follow RealSelf on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
Methodology To be included in the 2019 Worth It Ranking, treatments must have received 20 or more "Worth It" or "Not Worth It" review ratings between Jan 1-Dec 31 2018 (reviews rated as "Not Sure" are excluded). To be recognized as a Most Worth It procedure in the surgical category, treatments must have received 100 or more "Worth It" or "Not Worth It" ratings between Jan. 1-Dec. 31 2018, while treatments in the nonsurgical category must have received a minimum of 30 eligible ratings. Ratings of "Not Sure" are excluded. To be recognized in either category, a procedure must have a cumulative Worth It Rating of 90% or higher.
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1 The RealSelf Worth It Rating is a proprietary consumer satisfaction score based on reviews from consumers on RealSelf who, after undergoing a treatment, have rated it as "Worth It" or "Not Worth It."
2 Survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of RealSelf from December 13-17, 2018 among 2,021 U.S. adults ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
3 To be recognized as a Most Worth It procedure, treatments must have received a minimum number of "Worth It" or "Not Worth It" ratings between Jan. 1-Dec. 31 2018 with a cumulative rating of 90% or higher. (Methodology: Ratings of "Not Sure" are excluded. For the surgical category, the review minimum is 100 and for the nonsurgical category, the review minimum is 30.)