Changes Are in Demand

Demand For Cosmetic Procedures

Body positivity is a good thing and has been gaining steam in America, but the demand for cosmetic body surgeries is still more significant, according to Allure magazine.

According to statistics, more Americans went under the knife for major body-modification surgeries such as breast implants and liposuction in 2017 than in 2016.

These numbers are expected to be greater when statistics are compiled for 2018, too.

Why? Because despite the growing movement to embrace one’s flaws, the stigma associated with cosmetic procedures is going down.

“The truth is, people still want to look good. If cosmetic procedures can help, people want them,” said Dr. Bill Johnson, a North Texas, cosmetic physician.

For years, talking about cosmetic procedures was taboo, but now people openly talk about plastic surgery rather than having procedures done clandestinely.

“People used to have cosmetic procedures in secret or went on long vacations to have ‘work’ done,” Johnson said.
In fact, more people are talking about procedures than ever before – among friends and online.

Conversations about procedures, before and after photos, or what doctors to use are frequent topics on social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram.

That, in combination with more affordable procedures, has driven demand. Another factor increasing numbers? The procedures are getting better.

“Technology and techniques are constantly evolving,” Johnson said.

Thanks to advanced technology, procedures that were once significant surgeries are now minimally invasive procedures, and these procedures no longer require lengthy hospital stays.

“Instead, many procedures are performed in the office or outpatient surgical centers,” Johnson said.

The reason for these improvements? Providers. Many doctors saw ways procedures could be done better, faster, and with less recovery time.

“Why choose longer recovery times when you can have a procedure and be back to normal routines quickly?” Johnson said.

Fat Transfer to Breast

One procedure that has changed significantly over time is the breast augmentation procedure. See our page Fat Transfer Natural Breast Augmentation

Breast procedures are not just about going bigger, either; many women seeking breast-augmentation procedures to give them breast symmetry or obtain a more favorable shape  – and many women are choosing conservative implant sizes. See our blog What Are The Causes Of Uneven Breasts

The shape of breast implants has also changed; more natural shapes are available, such as the teardrop shape. Implants are also available in more sizes and widths than before, which gives patients and providers more options on how to get the right look.

In addition to implants, there are other ways women are changing the size of their breasts: natural breast augmentation (fat transfer) or a combination of the two options.

“Fat-transfer breast augmentation is growing in demand for the group of women who want a change but don’t want anything drastic,” Johnson said.

During the natural breast-augmentation procedure, fat is taken from one body area through liposuction and injected into the breasts.

“The result is a subtle boost in size without having to undergo surgery,” Johnson said.

In addition to increasing the size of the breasts, natural breast augmentation can also help make the breasts even. What Are The Causes Of Uneven Breasts

“Many women have breasts that are uneven, or one is larger than the other, or their breasts have changed as a result of pregnancy and childbirth,” Johnson said.

The natural breast-augmentation procedure is gaining in popularity because it requires a very short recovery period, which is vital for many women.

The breast-augmentation procedure is not the only procedure that has changed over the years; Liposuction has also evolved over the last few decades.

“What once required large instruments and hours in an operating room now uses a tiny cannula and just a few minutes in some cases,” Johnson said. You can learn more about these procedures by contacting our Dallas or Fort Worth offices.


How Breast Augmentation and Liposuction Procedures Are Evolving in 2019