We have recently seen an increase in the demand for plastic surgery during the COVID-19 lockdown. People are taking this as an opportunity to work on themselves and fix parts of their physical appearance that may have bothered them for years.
It’s hard to sayexactly how many people will have had plastic surgery by the end of 2020. However, we can assume the numbers will be pretty in line with 2019’s statistics.
With that in mind, here is a look at the top 5 plastic surgery procedures of 2019.
1. Breast Augmentation
There were just shy of 300,000 breast augmentations last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Those numbers were just slightly down from 2018’s report, but breast augmentation was easily the most popular procedure in both years.
Perhaps one of the reasons that this procedure remains in the top spot is that it is surprisingly affordable to enhance the shape and volume of your breasts. It’s not just for movie stars and models! There are also financing options available to make it even more affordable.
It’s very possible that we see a jump in the number of liposuction procedures. More and more people are dealing with the dreaded Quarantine 15, with their regular diets and exercise routines being disrupted.
You can regain your confidence and reclaim your pre-COVID body with liposuction. It can also help active people who are struggling to lose those last couple of pounds through their diet and exercise routine.
3. Eyelid Surgery
Eyelid surgery increased by 2% between 2018 and 2019. It wouldn’t be surprising to see it jump again in 2020.
Facial procedures will also likely increase due to COVID-19. People are seeing their faces all day on Zoom calls, which is leading to a large number of people wanting to remove the excess skin (or fat) from the upper and lower eyelids.
The end result sees the patient looking more rested, vibrant and youthful.
4. Nose Reshaping
The fourth most popular procedure was nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty, or aesthetic nasal surgery.
More people are seeking out this procedure during lockdown, so we will likely see the numbers increase again. In the past, many patients would use their vacation days for the typical 7-10 days of swelling and bruising that would follow the surgery. Now, however, you can easily ride that out while working from home and saving your vacation days.
The data shows that there were just over 123,000 facelifts in 2019, which was a 2% increase from 2018. Plastic surgery, in general, has been on the rise among men in recent years, and the growing number of facelifts in men has been a major driver of that.
This is another procedure that you can easily recover from while working from home.
These procedures have always been extremely popular and usually appear in the top 5 every year, with the tummy tuck also frequently appearing on the list.
They are safe and effective ways to take control of your appearance and look your best. Could one of them work for you?