It most likely comes as no surprise that the number of plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures continue to increase in the United States as they become more affordable and less stigmatized-for both men and women. However, in the United States there is always new data and uprising trends suggesting Americans are going under the knife more and more with each passing year. Male patients are also increasing as a leading demographic in a industry once dominated and typically only associated with women.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were 15.9 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2015, a 2% increase since 2014. The organization published its findings in a report, which analyzed statistics from 2000 to 2015 to track trends across the $12 billion industry.
Although Butt implants were the fastest growing type of cosmetic surgery in 2015, with Americans undergoing 2,540 of these procedures, a 36% uptick from 2014. The number of butt lifts performed also increased by 36% to 4,767 total procedures in 2015.
Another facet of the business that’s changing is the patient base. Men are getting more plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures than ever, and for the first time, men accounted for more than 40% of the total 68,106 breast reduction surgeries performed in the United States, according to the report. That’s a 5% increase over the previous year and a 35% growth in the procedure among men since 2000.
However, now there is a new direction in revolutionary procedures taking the market by storm- BodyBanking™.
Just ask the Winner!
What is BodyBanking You Ask?
BodyBanking™ is a new cosmetic plastic surgery procedure developed by Dr. Douglas Steinbrech. The goal of treatment is to provide the transfering of fat from one part of the body to the other. Using the patient’s own body fat, Dr. Steinbrech is able to implement fat injections in order to transfer and/or remove excess fat. By targeting pockets of fat from unwanted areas and injecting stored fat into new, desired areas of the body, this trend allows top surgeons to sculpt out the perfect physique for their patients. By subtracting fat and enhancing other areas, muscle shadowing becomes a more subtle and effective way to create a built aesthetic.
- Buccal Fat
- Chest Fat
- Flank Fat
- Inner Thigh
- Outer Thigh
- Upper Abs
- Lower Abs
- Buffalo Hump
- Upper Arms
- Gladiator Abs
- Surfer Abs
Muscle Shadowing Effects:
An Individual’s Own Fat Injections…
Body fat makes for an outstanding tissue filler material that involves the transfer of fat from one area of the body to another. Fat injections in LA can be used to fill and shape areas of the face and body for male patients. Fat injection is not permanent, and therefore requires maintenance, which is discussed with your doctor during your consultation. Long-lasting results require a healthier lifestyle alternative. The biggest benefit to the procedure is that there is no unnatural implant. A person’s own stored body fat acts as a natural filler. Many patients may be allergic to different formulas, serums, or implanted materials, so this approximately 1 hour method is a solution for individual’s who have not been able to undergo invasive or non-invasive options in the past. Disruption for recovery as well as discomfort are minimal throughout the process and thereafter. Many people return to work and their day to day activities immediately.
How Does Body Banking Work?
After proper assessment, patients will select a problem area where they are looking for fat to be transferred from. The donor area, as well as the treated area for injection, will both experience application of a local anesthetic. Fluids are then injected into the donor site to begin to enable fat collection. Once the fat is injected, it is then placed in a syringe and processed for cleaning. Finally the fat is injected into the desired area. The amount of fat injected into the body must be greater than the amount needed, (as fat is absorbed into the body) extra fat cells allow for the right amount of volume for your desired final result.