Plastic surgery can seem like a medical procedure reserved for the rich and famous. It’s often stereotyped as expensive and dangerous, especially with mainstream terms like ‘going under the knife’. However, did you know that there are multiple cosmetic procedures that are minimally invasive? Advanced surgical techniques include basic Botox injection and chin implants, for reasons varying from aesthetic to medicinal. Botox can fix anything from wrinkles to chronic eye twitching with technology that’s decades old! If you’ve considered facial plastic surgery but are concerned about the price or side-effects, read on. Plastic surgery, contrary to popular belief, is for everyone!

Cosmetic Procedures In The U.S.

Did you know there are over 15 million plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. each year on average, ranging from surgical to minimally invasive? 2014 saw over 120,000 face lift procedures and an estimated 217,000 nose surgeries. The most popular demographic for facial plastic surgery was women, at a whopping 82% of all patients in 2014 alone. However, procedures for men have been on the rise lately, increasing by 43% in the last five years. Cheeks were also a common site for reconstruction, at 16% of surgical procedures conducted each year. But how exactly does it all work?

Autologous Facial Fat Transplantation

Phew! That’s quite a big word. However, it simply means transferring, contouring or replacing the fat found in your face. The most fat on your face is found in your cheeks, lips and chin. While Botox injections are created by small, harmless amounts of toxin to alter the skin, fat transplantation uses your own fat to shape your face as you see fit. Small face lifts can take only a week or so to heal and your average facelift can take two weeks before you’re back to normal. A filler rhinoplasty, on average, takes only fifteen minutes to complete! Now that you’re a bit more familiar with how it all works, are you interested in autologous facial fat transplantation? Or, in simpler terms, getting rid of those crow’s feet that have been bothering you?

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