Butt Augmentation and Neck Lifts on the Rise, Says ASPS

An ASPS report shows that buttock augmentation and neck lift surgeries are increasing in popularity. According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the demand for plastic surgery continues to be strong in the U.S. In fact, many NYC plastic surgeons report that there is a rising demand for both cosmetic surgical and minimally-invasive procedures.

According to the report, about 10,000 buttock enhancement procedures were performed in 2013 a 16 percent increase from 2012. Interestingly, these were Brazilian butt lift or fat grafting procedures. This treatment, ideal for women who want to avoid implant surgery, involves transferring fat from other parts of the body to the buttocks to result in a beautiful, rounded, and firmly-shaped posterior. All that is needed is minimally invasive liposuction and fat injections.

The report also noted that about 55,000 neck lift procedures were performed in the U.S. in 2013, with a 6 percent increase from 2012. A neck lift can resolve jowls or fat deposits under the jaw line, sheet of muscles under the skin of the throat, drooping or sagging skin, Turkey wattle neck, neck banding, and weakened or loose neck muscles. Results are often improved with neck liposuction which targets and removes unwanted fat while protecting other tissues.

The number of cosmetic surgery procedures performed in 2013 was 13.4 million, a 3% increase from 2012. ASPS believes that the availability of more advanced tools and techniques could have contributed to the rise in demand for cosmetic procedures. For instance, in NYC plastic surgery practices, surgeons use superior diagnostic imaging systems such as the TouchView™ Ultrasound Transducer to provide improved results for butt lift procedures. The technology allows the precise placement of the right volume of fat for optimal results. Similarly, minimally invasive liposuction technology allows patients to achieve their body contouring goals safely and effectively – with less scarring, minimal tissue damage, and faster recovery times.