The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS) has revealed that non-surgical fat reduction procedures rose by 43% in 2014.
ASAPS claims that, in the 18 years since they began recording figures, this is the first time that more than 100,000 non-surgical fat reduction procedures were performed in one year.
President of ASAPS Michael Edwards said, “Non-surgical fat reduction is a new frontier in the realm of cosmetic procedures. The rise in its popularity is indicative of the public’s desire for non-surgical alternatives in lieu of their invasive counterparts.”
He continued, “Due to the technological advancement and efficacy of non-surgical fat reduction devices, it’s not surprising that more people are opting to freeze or melt away stubborn body fat in the comfort of their surgeon’s office as opposed to undergoing surgery; however it must be noted the results aren’t the same. Not everyone is a candidate for non-surgical treatment as well. Many will still be better served from a surgical approach to include liposuction.”
ASAPS also found that buttock augmentation were also a more popular treatment in 2014, with numbers rising by 86% over the twelve-month period.
Further surgical and non-surgical statistics will be released by ASAPS later this month.