Filler Time: Trends in Plastic Surgery

Dermal Filler Chicago ILRecently, we’ve been poring over a study by American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which highlighted some of the new trends in plastic surgery. For example, did you know that the average number of both invasive and non-invasive procedures has increased by 25 percent since 2012?

Also, patients in their twenties and non-invasive procedures, like injectables, saw an even bigger rise. We love that the stigma of plastic surgery is going away, so our patients can do what they love and feel good about themselves. Life is too short to be unhappy. Keep reading for some other highlights from this study!

Fillers and More Fillers

The demand for dermal fillers and injectables is on the rise. Amazingly, over 80 percent of treatments in 2017 were cosmetic non-surgical procedures. Wow, that is a huge number! We are so excited about this, because fillers are some of the most versatile options on the market right now. They offer great results at a less expensive cost, and they don’t require lengthy downtimes of more invasive procedures.

Depending on your desires, fillers might be able to replace a more invasive surgery you’re interested in. For example, some rhinoplasty treatments can be performed with fillers. If you’re looking to smooth bumps, adjust the tip of your nose, or even reduce the size of your nostrils, dermal fillers might be able to achieve the results you want.

Younger Patients

Millennials, likely driven by social media and the rise of “selfie culture,” are choosing to receive treatments now. They’re utilizing laser treatments to increase collagen levels and stay youthful-looking even longer, and they’re also using Botox to prevent wrinkle-formation (which is one of our favorite ways of using Botox). These younger patients know what they want, and they are willing to do their research to find how to get it. Essentially, they’re opting for less invasive treatments now to prevent larger procedures in the future. It’s pretty smart if you ask us!

If you want to learn more about fillers and preventative treatments, call us today at (847) 291-6900 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tresley.

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