The Most Popular Plastic Surgery Procedures in America
Earlier this year, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) released a report on the most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2011. The report revealed that the total number of procedures performed nationwide in 2011 was nearly twice that recorded just ten years ago. This confirms what most plastic surgeons have known for years; interest in plastic surgery procedures is stronger than ever.
So-called minimally invasive cosmetic procedures topped this list, with nearly 90% of all plastic surgeries performed in the United States in the past year falling into this category.
According to the report, price is likely a prime factor in the increasing number of minimally invasive plastic surgery procedures. Depending on a patient’s plastic surgery goals, minimally invasive procedures can, in fact, certainly be a cost-effective way to turn back the clock. While the average surgery generally costs several thousand dollars, the average minimally invasive procedure usually falls at several hundred. For many patients, this can make the difference between undergoing a full procedure, like a facelift, and simply choosing to get Botox injections for a fraction of the price.
However, it is important for prospective patients to realize that minimally invasive treatments, while highly effective in many cases, are also temporary. Over time, they may need to be repeated in order to maintain a desired effect. This process can sometimes equal the cost of having surgery. In addition, the popularity of cosmetic injectables has led to a large number of non-medical providers offering these services – some of which may not be experienced or highly trained. That is why it is important to seek consultation and treatment from an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Azizzadeh.
As one of the leading international experts in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh believes that it is critical for patients to prioritize quality over price when it comes to any kind of cosmetic surgery. Minimally invasive procedures can certainly work wonders when it comes to lifting and firming the skin, and it is a great option for many patients. However, in some cases, a patient may reap greater overall benefit, both aesthetically and financially, from a more permanent procedure, or even the combination of injectables and conventional plastic surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh, one of the most sought-after physicians in the country, would be more than happy to use his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery to help you come up with an individualized treatment plan. His client list includes celebrities, executives and dignitaries from around the world, and he also treats amazing people from all walks of life on a daily basis.
Regardless of your background and wishes, Dr. Azizzadeh believes that everyone deserves the chance to discuss their goals with a skilled surgeon before choosing a procedure. If you want to put your health in capable and experienced hands, and are ready to trust your face to an expert, schedule a consultation with Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh by calling 310.461.0303 today!