While overall plastic surgery number numbers continue to climb, the trend of non-invasive cosmetic procedures is getting closer to outpacing traditional surgery. According to The Daily Beast, new trends this year may drive injections and other minimally-invasive treatments ahead of plastic surgery that requires a knife.
"We live in exciting times and probably the most exciting field other than continued refinement of surgical techniques is the new field of stem cell technology," Dr. Michael Edwards, president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, informed the news source. "I think innovation will continue in all these fields allowing us to offer more treatments to our patients with hopefully improved outcomes."
This idea is supported by a new injectable being regulated currently by the FDA, ATX-101. This compound is expected to help revolutionize injectables by providing targeted-fat reduction to patients.
Dr. Darrick Antell, a spokesperson for the American Society of Plastic Surgery, said that less invasive surgeries match the "hustle and bustle" of modern lifestyles, providing a faster recovery than every before in plastic surgery.
In addition to quick recovery, many people prefer minimally-invasive procedures because they are less costly and can allow for a much faster recovery time. A patient can go into the office and get a Botox injection or laser skin resurfacing treatment and be at work the next day.
Of course, more traditional procedures, such as rhinoplasty, are still necessary for a variety of reasons, from correcting undesirable bone structure issues to helping improve breathing. If you're considering a non-invasive or traditional procedure, make sure to contact the best plastic surgeon on Long Island, Dr. James Marotta. Our offices can help you select the operation for your beauty goals.