Cosmetic surgery now more popular in Australia than America
The United States has long been considered the global leader in cosmetic surgery—but not any more.
According to a recent article published by the Daily Mail, Australia has now overtaken the United States as the country with the highest rate of cosmetic surgeries per capita, with an incredible 500,000 cosmetic procedures performed last year.
The data provided by the Australian College of Cosmetic Surgery (ACCS) showed that we invested more than $1 billion in cosmetic procedures, with liposuction (30,000 procedures) and breast augmentation (20,000 procedures) both proving to be popular treatments.
With so many advancements in cosmetic surgery seen in recent years, it’s no wonder so many Australian’s are seeking cosmetic surgery treatments—whether people are unhappy with their skin tone, facial lines and wrinkles or aspects of their physique, cosmetic surgery provides a fast and easy way to address almost any issue.
With the industry offering a seemingly endless catalogue of treatment options to choose from, here’s a snapshot of some of the most popular treatments Australian’s are opting for.
Dermal fillers are a popular treatment option because of their ability to treat a wide variety of areas including the cheeks, lips, mouth lines and creases, smile and laugh lines, nose, chin, jowls, brow, neck, frown and furrow lines and crow’s feet among other things.
There are three main types of dermal filler treatments, including:
- Lip fillers – these can be used to accentuate the lip line, create a more defined cupids’ bow or create more luscious lips.
- Facial fillers – these provide an effective way to alter the shape of the face, such as adding volume to the cheeks or even as a non-surgical method to correct minor defects in the shape of the nose.
- Skin boosting dermal fillers – these are effective in hydrating and firming your skin.
The procedures are performed by injecting a filler directly into the treatment area, which then binds with the water in the skin to restore elasticity and fullness, enhance the contours of your face and take control of lines and wrinkles.
Because the results following a dermal filler treatment are immediately noticeable, it is usually advised that treatments are performed progressively following a personalised treatment plan which will ensure your looks can be enhanced subtly and elegantly.
Anti-wrinkle injections are another popular cosmetic procedure because of their ability to slow-down and even reverse the signs of ageing.
As a surgery-free alternative to a facelift, anti-wrinkle injections work by injecting into the affected areas of the face to relax the surrounding muscles, essentially stopping them from moving to the degree they normally do, resulting in smoother skin which is less prone to wrinkling and furrowing.
As an effective way to treat everything from frown, forehead and furrow lines, crow’s feet, mouth lines and dynamic and static lines and creases, anti-wrinkle treatments can be performed in a matter of only minutes with only minimal discomfort.
Because anti-wrinkle treatments typically last for between three to six months before fading away, you’ll most likely need to undergo regular treatments to continue looking your best year-round.
Whether you know it best as a boob job, breast enlargement or breast augmentation, breast surgery is the easiest way to increase the size and alter the shape of your breasts.
Performed by making a small unobtrusive incision either under the breast, around the nipple or under the arm before inserting and positioning your pre-selected saline breast implant, breast enlargement techniques have been perfected over the years to minimise any scarring and achieve a natural-looking result.
While patient’s will be advised to avoid strenuous physical activity for several weeks following breast enlargement surgery, most patients report that it only takes a matter of weeks for their new breasts to feel as natural as their natural ones.
With the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reporting that almost two thirds of Australian adults are considered to be overweight or obese, it’s no wonder we’re seeing an increase in the popularity of liposuction.
While changes to diet and exercise are the ideal methods to address excess weight, liposuction can be a great way to target problem areas of stubborn fat deposits that won’t respond to a healthy diet and exercise regimen.
The most common method of liposuction (Tumescent Liposuction) works by extracting fat cells from a specific area to achieve a more pleasing and proportionate shape, with patients able to enjoy immediate and permanent results.
Performed under either local or general anaesthetic, liposuction can be used to remove excess fat from the abdomen, waist, back, hips, legs, inner and outer thighs, calves, ankles, upper arms, face, mons pubis and male chest, and most patients are able to return to non-strenuous activities within a week following the procedure.