In the movie, First Wives Club, the character Elise was asked by her friend whether she had cosmetic surgery performed on her lips and cheeks. She was hesitant to tell the truth, because perhaps she considered it a taboo.
These days, it has become an open topic to talk about and even a popular. A recent Time magazine article suggested that cosmetic procedures are popular and more accepted than ever before, but they are almost expected in some circle. As a matter of fact, cosmetic medical procedures are up by 13% in 2011 and has doubled since year 2000.
According to Dr. Johnson of Innovations Medical, these procedures have become more acceptable, effective, safer and affordable. It may still be a taboo for some, but he believes that it will eventually be a mainstream thing. During the 19th century when make-up was introduced, it was sold under the counter and in private. Hair color during the 1930s was even hidden and used in basements. Now these procedures are openly done without fear of being ridiculed in public.
Dr. Johnson also explains that one of the reasons why cosmetic surgery have become popular is because of the aging population. Older folks want to feel younger and feel better about themselves. Safety is also one of the biggest advances. 20 years ago, there was no way to tighten skin without surgery.
These days, thermage is available to take care of that. It uses radio frequency to tighten loose skin without the need for surgery. This can make a huge difference on the face, abdomen and thighs. A lot of these procedures, including thermage and tummy tuck, can also be performed in the office under local anesthesia so people have more peace of mind.
Even resurfacing technologies have become a lot safer, because lasers that used to take days and weeks of downtime have reduced recovery periods to a few days or none.
The cost have lowered significantly over the years as well. You don’t have to go to the hospital and spend the night. Procedures can be done in the doctor’s office so it is much more affordable. Two-thirds of these procedures are now done by folks making less than $60,000 a year.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that you may have or if you want to know what special offers that Innovations Medical may have regarding fat transfer, liposuction and their other cosmetic procedures. Contact our Dallas branch at 214-420-7970.