RealSelf: Latest Annual Aesthetics Trend Report 2018

A good appearance can go a long way in making you feel good. It also makes you feel more confident about yourself. With a number of safe and effective aesthetic procedures provided now at reputable plastic surgery centers in the United States, many men and women are considering these solutions to improve their appearance. RealSelf, the world’s leading online website to learn about cosmetic treatments and connect with plastic surgeons and other clinicians, has released a new report that reveals the latest annual trends related to consumer interest in elective cosmetic treatments.RealSelf

A CISION PR Newswire report announced the release of RealSelf’s 2018 Aesthetics Trend Report that was compiled by analyzing user behavior trends of U.S. consumers researching on RealSelf that year. Even though the demand for surgical procedures has remained high over the years, since the year 2015, consumer interest in minimally invasive treatments has surpassed the interest in surgical treatment options. As millions of consumers are visiting RealSelf to research these aesthetic treatments every year, the details are well compiled for future reference.

The report points out that popular treatments like Botox and Breast augmentation continue to rank among the most researched overall. According to a RealSelf Chief Medical Officer and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan, “Breast augmentation and Botox have been around for a very long time and both treatments have a high level of consumer awareness. Furthermore, there has been a recent emphasis on smaller doses at younger ages, meaning that it looks more natural than in any previous era. This, along with social sharing trends, has reduced stigma and made it more mainstream”.

The surgeon also points out that the advancements in technology have expanded minimally invasive treatment options and it has helped to make aesthetic procedures more accessible to women and men of all ages. Moreover, the growth of minimally invasive procedures reflects the rising interest in treatment options that deliver results with little downtime, and the trends they have observed on RealSelf indicate this demand would continue to rise in 2019.

Many women who are concerned about the appearance of their breasts opt to have cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation in Manhattan to enhance volume, correct asymmetry, and reshape the breasts to make them firmer and rounder. Due to its popularity, the procedure became the topmost plastic surgery performed in the year 2017 in the U.S. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), breast augmentation retained its position as the top cosmetic surgical procedure in 2017 and up to 300,378 procedures were performed that year. This augmentation procedure can be performed using two techniques – using FDA-approved implants (saline, silicone, gummy bear and IDEAL implants) that are inserted through an incision and placed above or below the chest muscle or via composite breast augmentation which involves fat grafting combined with implants for a better outcome.

Another treatment most searched for is Botox, a cosmetic injection that is very popular among Americans who wish to look as young as they feel. The Food and Drug Administration approved Botox in 2002 for cosmetic use and it has steadily grown in popularity over the years. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons statistics shows that Botox injections increased by 2% from 2016 – 2017, where 7,230,967 injections were performed in 2017. Botox is a popular way to fight the signs of aging, and smoothes wrinkles though the results are temporary. And now there is a new option on the scene – preventative Botox. According to a recent Fox News report, millennials in their 20s and 30s are staying ahead of the game by choosing to have preventative Botox to keep wrinkles from forming.

When considering any of these procedures for body contouring in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that provides the service of expert plastic surgeons. Such surgeons would be skilled and well-trained in the procedures you are looking for, and you would also be able to comfortably discuss your aesthetic concerns. The right surgeon will evaluate your candidature for the treatment and recommend the best solution to achieve your goals.