We had recently posted a blog Younger Clientele Seeking Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures that talked about “The Age of Selfies” and the fact that minimally invasive cosmetic procedures are being sought after by younger adults. In fact, according to the American Socity of Plastic Surgeons, the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has grown nearly 200 percent since 2000, with no indication of slowing down.
Why the Increase in Injectables?
Quite simple really - Injectables are more accessible than ever, and there’s also a lower stigma, lower cost and lower downtime. A patient can come in for one appointment, or “lunchtime procedure” to have quick, subtle but noticeable results at relatively reasonable costs and lower invasiveness. According to the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a large percentage of all treatments performed by facial plastic surgeons in 2018 were cosmetic, non-surgical procedures.
Minimal Adjustments or Enhancements for Face and Body
The days of wanting “Pin-up Model” disproportionate breast enhancements, overfilled lips, and exaggerated cosmetic procedures, are all trends that are on their way out. Patients are wanting to have simple procedures that maintain their general face structure, inherited family traits, wanting to look like themselves, just refined. Now a successful plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure should no longer be obvious, little procedures making them feel a little bit more confident but are not completely obvious.
Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation will always be popular. However, the tendency for more naturally shaped, smaller, natural looking implants is what’s now popular. Body contouring is also extremely popular, with procedures like BodyTite.
BodyTite Newest and Most Advanced Body Contouring & Refinement, FDA Approved procedure that is a great solution for individuals who are looking to reduce fat without the saggy, wrinkly skin. It also helps improve saggy skin after weight loss or due to aging.
BodyTite is a minimally invasive procedure that shapes, tightens and lifts without the scalpel or scar. You are left with surgical-like results without the added downtime. The downtime is dependent on the treatment area, which can be from only 1-2 days up to 10 days. Results can be seen immediately, with best results noticeable after 3-6 months.
The End of Medical Tourism
According to Allure.com, “Even on a good day, international medical tourism, particularly for plastic surgery, has been on shaky ground. What was perhaps once attractive as a low-cost alternative to pricey elective procedures now has patients reconsidering its value, monetarily and potential complications.
Dr. Magassy has been practicing Plastic Surgery for over 30 years. Not everyone that comes to him are first time plastic surgery patients. "I have seen many patients, or have consulted with many people who have traveled to South/Central America or other places for plastic surgery and have been completely unhappy with the results. I have also seen many that ended up having complications, or needing a complete revision, and I have to treat them here in Washington, DC" says Magassy. "I think we'll see a reverse to medical tourism. I sincerely hope that patients will not be going to Third World countries for cheaper plastic surgery, but coming to places like Washington, DC instead where it’s must more regulated and safer."
Preventative Treatments Will Be Big
If 2018 was the year plastic surgery and cosmetic enhancements stepped out of the shadows and into mainstream conversation, 2019 will be the year of small corrections and maintenance to the face and body while remaining true to your natural facial and physical characteristics.
Dr. Magassy is top-rated within the Northern Virginia, Washington DC area. There are numerous questions that could be asked and answered. The best way to get all of your questions answered is to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Magassy. Dr. Magassy will address all of your questions and concerns, as well as being able to provide you what to expect for the procedure and results.
Don’t trust any type of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures to the “cheapest” doctor and remember, that the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten. Make sure you look at the surgeon’s credentials to make sure they are top-rated and most importantly, board certified. Plastic Surgery Associates’ private surgical suite is conveniently located in McLean, VA for patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC and Maryland. We look forward to scheduling your consultation and welcoming you to Plastic Surgery Associates, PC. Or, call 703-790-5454 to schedule your consultation today.