This month is the last of winter and so begins the rush of cosmetic procedures that the year-end brings. Everyone starts to think about the beach and their bodies and start to plan their cosmetic surgeries.
Being that there is such a spike in cosmetic procedures from September to December in the practice, we thought we’d see what procedures were most popular and compare that with international trends.
A fun topic, but also some differences between my rooms, South Africa and the rest of the world.
Interesting thoughts on most popular procedures:
- They are mostly breast cosmetic procedures
- All of them will add confidence to a personality
- There is a 90% – 10% women to man ratio, which is growing
What is the number 1 international procedure?
The 2012 international most popular cosmetic procedure was: Breast Augmentation
This surgery regained top spot after being knocked into 2nd in 2011 – come back tomorrow to find out what was number 1 in 2011.
Silicone implants have only recently been made legal in the USA and this could be a reason for their rise in numbers. Match that with more competition liposuction results with non-invasive procedures like Coolsculpt and Vela shape and you could see why Liposuction would be down.
Though quicker and easier than liposuction, these non-invasive technologies yield much less dramatic results, so it will be interesting to see how they fare next year.
Internationally Botox is number 1 too skyrocketing from 2,619,739 procedures in 2011 to 3,257,913 procedures in 2012 (recorded stats from the US)
In the UK the stats reveal some interesting differences to Dr Serruriers’ practice, with some obvious similarities.
In the UK, women accounted for 90.5% of all cosmetic procedures in 2012 with a total of 39,070 procedures. The top ones in 2012 were:
- Breast augmentation – down 1.6% from last year but still the most popular procedure for women
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), up 13% to become the second biggest procedure for women
- Face/Neck Lifts were third place for the third year running, with 5,324 procedures
- The number of breast reduction and rhinoplasty procedures for women dropped – down 7% and 11% respectively
- Fat transfer replaced liposuction as the 7th most popular procedure for women in 2012. Liposuction saw a 14% decrease
- Brow lifts increased by 17% on last year
Male cosmetic surgery
Gynaecomastea is number the top male surgery, but liposuction and facelift surgery are growing in popularity.
Blepharoplasty is a very popular surgery in men, as many men undergo corrective eyelid surgery as women.
Blepharoplasty can be performed in the rooms as an outpatient procedure and it offers a quick recovery. It is little wonder that has double-digit growth in the practice.
The total number of surgical procedures worldwide is projected to be 8,536,379 and the number of non-surgical procedures is estimated at 8,759,187 – bringing the combined worldwide total of surgical and non-surgical procedures performed by qualified plastic surgeons to: 17,295,55
Did you know that the most cosmetic procedures are performed in these countries:
- The United States
Did you know in South Africa 70% of all the cosmetic procedures are performed between September and December?
It makes sense that most cosmetic and aesthetic procedures are performed on women between 25 and 44 (approx. 62%) but another approx. 16% is performed on women between 45 and 54.
THE STATS AT DR SERRURIER’S PRACTICE
Dr Serruriers cosmetic surgery practice profile actually matches closely with Brazil, their top 7 procedures are:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breat Reduction
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Facial Fat Transfer
This does make sense somewhat given our similar climates and love of the outdoors.
Most, if not all of these cases, also combine with some form of aesthetic medicine.
As an aesthetic treatment Botox is still number 1 in Dr Serruriers’ practice with dermal fillers a close second. They are often done in combination and also win combination with cosmetic surgery.
Men have a growing interest in cosmetic surgery with growth in Dr Serruriers practice throughout the surgical indications:
Breast reduction surgery at Dr Charles Serruriers’ rooms have not dropped as they did in the UK and Dr Serruriers rooms did not buck the liposuction trend as did the UK, as it is listed as a most popular combination treatment.
In many cases Dr Serrurier combines cosmetic procedures with Liposuction to maximise theatre time and results. For marginally more your results can be exponentially better – but this needs to be discussed with him during the consultation process.
Blepharoplasty is the highest gainer of all of Dr Serruriers cosmetic procedures.
Cosmetic eyelid surgery:
- Brightens the face,
- Removes that tired looks
- Takes years from your visible age
Although the majority of Dr Serrurier’s patients are women, it is exciting to note that there is a large range of ages represented through the practice.
I hope that you enjoyed this newsletter, remember to phone my rooms on 011 875 1630 if you wish to book an appointment of would like to know more about the procedures I perform at my Fourways practice. Also, remember to follow my Facebook page to stay up to date with my monthly info!
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