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Exciting Developments in Cosmetic Surgery

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Cosmetic surgery is as popular as ever these days. According to the most recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons[1], surgeons performed 17.5 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2017–a rise of 2 percent from 2016.

Yet as we head toward 2020, it’s clear that people are looking for more subtle changes to their bodies. They want to refine the attributes they have rather than making sweeping, dramatic changes. The cosmetic surgery industry is ready to meet this demand with less invasive “tweak-ments” that don’t require much downtime. Here are 3 of the most recent exciting developments.

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty

Traditional rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, but a new nonsurgical “nose job” option is gaining in popularity. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty[1] uses injectable dermal fillers to make small but significant changes in the appearance of the nose.  People seeking to minimize the appearance of a bump on the nasal bridge may use dermal fillers to create a straighter-looking nose.

Nonsurgical Facelifts

People who don’t want or aren’t ready for the commitment of a traditional facelift now have numerous nonsurgical facelift options available. One of the most popular forms is the “liquid lift,” where the surgeon injects dermal fillers (liquid or gel-like substances) into the face to re-contour drooping features and plump hollowed eyes, creating a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance.

Other people prefer micro-needling (popularized by Kim Kardashian as the “vampire facelift”). In this procedure, a handheld device makes tiny punctures in the top layer of skin. This “controlled injury” signals the body to create more collagen and elastin, thus triggering a natural healing process. Increased collagen and elastin production help to reduce or eliminate wrinkles and fine lines.

New Methods for Lip-Fillers

In keeping with the trend of going for a more natural look, surgeons are using lip fillers differently. It’s becoming more and more popular to use hyaluronic-acid-based injectables[1] that subtly plumps lips while minimizing the appearance of lines, bringing more understated results. In addition, surgeons are spacing out lip filler sessions to achieve the desired look gradually and reducing the risk of an “overfilled” look.

Cosmetic surgery is becoming safer every year, but for best results, you should work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon and anesthesiologist. If you are considering cosmetic surgery in the Charlotte, North Carolina area, contact Aesthetic Surgery of Charlotte to speak with a skilled cosmetic surgeon dedicated to putting your safety, health, and comfort first.



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