Millions of people just like you have plastic surgery each year to address aesthetic concerns and feel better about themselves. For the past several years, breast augmentation has been one of the most popular procedures performed in the United States. Still, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, that changed in 2020. Liposuction supplanted breast augmentation, with more than 211,000 lipo procedures performed in 2020 compared to 193,000 breast augmentations. What sparked this change, and is it a sign of a new trend or a one-time change? Read on as Preminger Plastic Surgery explores this topic.
Get the facts on liposuction
Liposuction targets and removes deposits of stubborn fat that may have been resistant to weight-loss methods like diet and exercise. This body contouring procedure never should be used as a substitute for weight loss; in fact, before undergoing liposuction in Manhattan, we recommend you already be at or close to your ideal body weight. Liposuction also should not be used to treat cellulite or areas with sagging skin.
Liposuction can be performed on various parts of the body. The abdomen, hips, and thighs are common, but the treatment also can be done on the upper arms, back, chest, calves, ankles, and inner knees. Your board-certified Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger typically performs liposuction on an outpatient basis, and you often see noticeable changes immediately after the procedure. However, it can take up to three months for you to see the final results.
Why do people choose liposuction?
- It’s minimally invasive – Liposuction has much less downtime and a gentler recovery than many other body contouring procedures.
- Little scarring – You can expect minimal scarring from liposuction because the procedure is done by making small incisions.
- COVID-19 – During the pandemic, many gyms closed, and even health-conscious people experienced physical changes because they were denied access to their regular group workouts.
Why have liposuction procedures become more popular?
A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found that the number of people working from home has increased at an exponential rate. Many people who started working from home during the pandemic now prefer to do so. You can have liposuction and continue to recover while still working at home without the need to take as many vacation or sick days.
Liposuction also is becoming more popular among younger people—millennials, in particular. A Cosmopolitan article found that, in 2019, one of every six patients to receive liposuction was under the age of 30. And that was before the uptick in liposuctions overall in 2020. This suggests that the increase in liposuctions is part of a greater trend, not just a statistical blip.
Liposuction in Manhattan
At Preminger Plastic Surgery, we can make liposuction as convenient as possible. Many of our liposuction techniques can be performed from the surgical suite in our boutique-style office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. And, when you are a patient of Dr. Preminger, you can take comfort knowing you are being treated by a surgeon who is board-certified and has an Ivy League education. To find out more about liposuction or any of our other procedures, call (212) 706-1900 today to schedule your consultation.