Posted: June 27, 2019
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons considers 2018 a "Year of the Body." According to the society's statistics, three of the top five procedures last year focus on the body – tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation. Body contouring procedures continue to be a popular choice at our Arizona practice as well, where board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey provides beautiful results in a state-of-the-art setting.
Body Procedure Growth in 2018
Plastic surgery addresses problems areas anywhere on the physique, including breasts, body, face and skin. Body procedures achieve an array of goals, including tightening skin, removing excess skin and fat, enhancing the breasts and improving the definition of body contours. The three most popular body procedures in 2018, according to ASPS, were –
- Breast Augmentation: This procedure was up 4 percent from 2017. There were 313,735 breast augmentations reported in ASPS statistics last year.
- Liposuction: There were 258,558 liposuction procedures in 2018, an increase of 5 percent from the previous year.
- Tummy Tuck: Also known as abdominoplasty, there were 130,081 such procedures in 2018, which was mostly flat compared to 2017.
Dr. Corey has been performing body, breast and other plastic surgery procedures in Arizona since 1993. He is passionate about providing beautiful body results his patients love. In fact, body work was his main emphasis when studying abroad in Brazil. Whatever your aesthetic goals, we encourage you to arrange a consultation to discuss them with Dr. Corey. Together, you can create a plastic surgery plan providing the results you want in the timeline you expect. In the meantime, please visit our gallery to see before-and-after images of some of Dr. Corey's patients.
Liposuction Has the Greatest Percent Increase
Liposuction, which suctions excess fat out of a target area, enjoyed remarkable growth of 5 percent. According to ASPS, there were 12,000 more liposuction procedures performed in 2018 versus 2017. Liposuction has many advantages, including the fact that you need only one session to achieve ideal results. The fat that is removed is gone for good, and you can maintain the new shape of the treatment area with a healthy lifestyle, including regular physical activity and nutritious eating habits.
Body Procedures Popular Among Men as well as Women
More than 1.3 million cosmetic procedures were performed on men in 2018, says the ASPS. This is a 29 percent increase since the year 2000. Their reasons are as diverse as the individuals themselves: Plastic surgery can be a way to take charge professionally. Cosmetic rejuvenation lends itself to asserting confidence in any setting, which can be especially beneficial if you're seeking a promotion or career change. There's also a rising trend that's been coined the "Daddy Do Over," so-called because of the physical changes many men experience as a result of less sleep, less time to eat well and limited exercise that tend to accompany parenthood. The number one area that Dr. Corey treats in men, is that stubborn “spare tire” area that just won’t go away. It really responds well in men! Dr. Corey will help you choose procedures that fulfill the goals you have for your body.
Tailored Aesthetic Recommendations in Scottsdale
Ready to find out if you are a good candidate for liposuction, a tummy tuck or other body-shaping procedures? If so, please call the practice of experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Corey at 480-767-7700. Our helpful staff is happy to answer any questions you have and to arrange a consultation for you with Dr. Corey. The practice is located in Scottsdale, Arizona, and our patients visit us from across the surrounding areas, including Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler and Gilbert.