The statistics about cosmetic procedures in 2013 have not been announced yet, but industry experts are expecting to see a lot of the same trends from the previous year carry through. In terms of minimally invasive offerings, it seems that popularity will only continue to rise in the coming years as more options become available. Injectable muscle relaxers, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion were the five most popular services of 2012. When combined, the industry saw a 6% increase in these minimally invasive options.
There were 1.6 million plastic surgery procedures reported in 2012. The 2013 reports will likely reveal a similar number. The top five services within this category were breast augmentation, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, liposuction, and facelifts. Services that focus on facial rejuvenation, both surgical and minimally invasive, showed the most growth in 2012, so it will be interesting to see if that trend held strong in 2013 once the final numbers are released.
One particularly noteworthy trend is the tendency for patients to pursue multiple surgeries at once. This comprehensive approach allows them to address various trouble areas at the same time, which means just one recovery period and more dramatic results. Based on these facts, here are the predictions on the four most popular plastic surgery procedures of 2013:
Breast enhancement, including augmentations and lifts.
Eyelid surgery, including those that are part of a multi-procedural forehead lift series.
Tummy tucks, including those that are part of a Mommy makeover.