In 2012, there was an increase of 5% over the past year on the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery. Rather than actual surgeries, people were opting more for minimal invasive cosmetic procedures.

Even though breast augmentation has been the most popular cosmetic surgery since 2006, but 2012 saw a 7% decline in the number of women who underwent this procedure.

Due to celebrity craze, buttocks augmentation had been a fast growing procedure during the past decade, but even that declined by 36% in 2012, as compared to the previous year.

All this indicates that baby boomers are today more focused on plump cheeks and lifted necks rather than big busts or rounded buttocks.

There is a boost in botulinum toxin injections by about 8% as compared to the year before.

The year 2012 also saw a 5% increase in the number of people opting for facial wrinkle filler injections.

The current trend is “laser” that has seen a 6% increase over last year. This can be due to technological advances in lasers leading to achieving of unique benefits with minimal pain as well as downtime. Also, added exposure on daytime talk shows has increased awareness about this new technology.

As compared to last year, there is 6% increase in face lifts, 4% increase in eyelid lifts and 6% increase in cheek implants. Overall, this indicates an upcoming surge in anti-aging surgeries.

It is predicted that with more and more people becoming aware of the temporary benefits of using injectables along with minimally invasive procedures to hold off the years, there will be a dramatic rise in facial cosmetic surgery.

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