Thanks to the popularity of famous faces that have undergone minor injectable procedures and the like, aesthetic services that do not require surgery are hot right now. But what exactly does this mean for the future of traditional plastic surgery?
The Rise of Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures
One reason people love the idea of an instant enhancement without the knife—aside from the fact that celebs like Kylie Jenner have made them look accessible and cool—is because they are so easy to get and require no downtime.
The lunchtime look: One can get certain aesthetic treatments done in less than an hour and then go back to work in most cases. Unlike invasive surgery that requires a certain amount of recovery time, non-invasive procedures offer an extremely fast healing time.
In addition, treatments such as injectables (fillers and muscle paralyzing substances) are not a permanent option. Onabotulinum toxinA wears off after a period of a few months, and the body slowly carries dermal fillers away. Lip fillers, for example, will dissolve, giving patients the option of trying it out without any permanent changes to their appearance.
Compared to plastic surgeries like tummy tuck and breast augmentation that a person can take many weeks to heal from, the option of enhancement without surgery seems ideal. But there are drawbacks as with anything else.
Some people do experience issues like skin cell death or toxins traveling to other areas in the body. Though these are rare occurrences, they are still possible side effects of introducing foreign substances into the body.
Will This Trend End Plastic Surgery?
Because non-surgical options have become so popular with their relative ease, no downtime, and few risks, some people are wondering if plastic surgery is on its way out. Not to worry; there will almost always be a demand for aesthetic surgery because of the many benefits it can provide.
Many individuals seek cosmetic transformation as an option after an accident or for a birth defect. In addition, there are some things that can only be achieved with surgery, like repairing the rectus abdominus muscles during a tummy tuck or increasing breast size via a breast augmentation.
Though more people are getting minor enhancements such as dermal fillers at younger ages, they often do so in order to avoid surgery until they feel they absolutely need it. As a result, it doesn’t seem like plastic surgery will be going anywhere anytime soon.
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