I live and work in Los Angeles, the facial cosmetic surgery capital of the world. Often trends that begin here tend to propagate outward, reaching major cities first, and then slowly permeating everything in between. Such is the case with the growing trend toward non-surgical cosmetic procedures, or what some people call “minimally invasive cosmetic treatments.”
Several recent news stories have picked up the trend, including this recent post on the Huffington Post. The piece is one of the few to zero in on the intersection of economics and facial plastic surgery, namely that people tend to choose faster and less expensive procedures when times are tight. As the article puts it:
A study by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery found that a majority of respondents who were affected by the economy were going to delay plastic surgery for one or more years. It is likely that this trend will continue as long as the economic slump does — people think that, with noninvasive treatments, they are getting more “bang” for their buck.
But are they? The answer is yes and no. There is no question that minimally invasive procedures such as BOTOX®, Ultherapy®, and cosmetic fillers can enhance your appearance without long recovery times. But it’s also true that these procedures are rarely permanent: for deeper, lasting structural changes, traditional cosmetic surgery is still the best choice out there.
Which option is right for you? To make a free appointment for a consultation at my world-renowned Los Angeles plastic surgery offices, please don’t hesitate to make contact today.