Every report on cosmetic surgery in the US shows that it is increasing, year on year, with more procedures performed and more money spent with cosmetic surgeons. Nowhere is this more prevalent than in the homeland of the stars, Los Angeles. People who want to keep up with the faces that they see on TV, or who want to look like a famous man or woman, or even those who believe that they are just one treatment away from fame; alongside the celebrities themselves, these are the people who are driving the rise in cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles.
A growing demand
Statistics show that more and more people are choosing to have cosmetic surgery. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that over $16 billion had been spent on treatments and procedures in a single year, 2016. This is because there are now more treatments on offer to patients and they can see that celebrities benefit from having this type of surgery. Surgeons report that patients come to see them with a set idea of what they want and that a quick “Fat removal can be a big self-esteem booster”, encouraging people to keep working on looking good. This can be a big benefit to those looking for good cosmetic surgery.
Rising popularity with social influencers
Perhaps one of the most significant groups of people starting to spend money on cosmetic surgery are those so-called social influencers, often with a blog or an Instagram page that is followed by others in Hollywood. Some feel as though small issues which they have had their whole life can be cleared up with just a little surgery, and some are surprised by how many things can be fixed when they see a cosmetic surgeon. For example, a size zero woman who went in to fix a small bulge in her stomach also had chin liposuction, a lower blepharoplasty (eye bag removal) and fat removed from her body was also put into her cheeks, to make her face look younger. These people, at the forefront of social media, are making small adjustments to their body shape as they notice flaws when recording videos or taking photographs.
The most popular types of cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles
There are a number of different types of cosmetic surgeries open to people living in LA, from liposuction to breast augmentation, but there are some clear choices that people are making, often as a result of seeing something that they don’t like on social media. For example, in 2017, the two most popular types of cosmetic surgery in the US as a whole was liposuction and breast augmentation, with nearly 600,000 people choosing these two types of cosmetic surgery. Perhaps the most popular of these two is breast augmentation. Surgeons in Beverly Hills are using saline implants, which have significantly improved from their beginnings, and now make up more than a quarter of all implants. Breast lifts have also become more popular, with a 99% increase since 2000. Liposuction has advanced considerably in the last few years, making it increasingly popular with those people who want to lose weight without having the big scars of a tummy tuck or the problems associated with a gastric band.
Getting better value for money
Perhaps one of the most important reasons why so many people are getting cosmetic surgery performed is that it now offers better value for money. In the past, these treatments were often only the first of many surgeries, each one removing problems caused by the first: so liposuction would inevitably need a tummy tuck, and then that would require long term rest, and the liposuction treatment might need to be redone every few years. Currently, it is no longer usual to have a tuck following liposuction, as there is less fat removed, and skin treatments are available which encourage more elasticity. Patients who want to save money on augmentations might choose a breast lift, which can now be done using ‘scaffolding’ membranes, designed to ensure that the lift lasts longer. This means that, while the patient may still pay around $4000 for treatment, they are getting a much more durable surgery, meaning that the overall cost of the treatment, and keeping that look, is less.
Find a cosmetic surgeon in LA today
If you decide that you want to be part of the rising number of Americans choosing to have cosmetic surgery, then you should start looking for a good cosmetic clinic in LA today. If you come to Dr. Rojas’ Cosmetic Surgery, then you should be able to consult with him about the procedures that you want. Arrange your first appointment today by contacting us using our online form, or by calling 310-870-1224 now.