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According to a recent study from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), over 9 million cosmetic procedures were performed last year and out of those surgeries, liposuction was the most popular in Chicago, as well as in the entire United States.

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Liposuction is a plastic surgery procedure that removes stubborn, excess fat from various areas of the body, including the abdomen, hips, back, buttocks, and thighs. Both men and women can enjoy the many benefits of Chicago liposuction, whether they have one small area that needs to be treated or multiple regions where resistant fat tends to accumulate.

After liposuction, the most popular cosmetic treatments were breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and breast lift. The ASAPS report also showed that there was an overall increase in the total number of surgical cosmetic procedures from 2010-2011, demonstrating that with every year that goes by, cosmetic surgery gains popularity.

The report also shows significant growth in the demand for non-surgical cosmetic procedures. According to the study, non-surgical treatments, including BOTOX, injectable dermal fillers and other skin rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments accounted for 82 percent of the total number of treatments, representing a huge 365 increase since 1997.

BOTOX is an extremely popular procedure in Chicago, which Dr. Otto Placik can attest to. Both men and women turn to Chicago cosmetic surgeon Dr. Placik to reduce wrinkles and fine lines with BOTOX, along with other popular treatments. However, where Dr. Placik really shows his expertise is in his innovative non-surgical procedures such as non-surgical rhinoplasty and non-surgical chin augmentation.

Ideal non-surgical nose job patients need only minor corrections to their nose and are aiming to hide minor irregularities, such as an injury, achieve a more pronounced tip, improve symmetry, or conceal a large hump. The procedure is done with fillers, including Fat Grafting or Restylane, which not only save the patient time with recovery, but are also safer and less costly than traditional surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty does not require general anesthesia, so the risk of complications with general sedation are eliminated. There are also no scars left behind because there is no cutting involved. The fillers are injected into the nose, leaving behind no evidence that the procedure was performed.

The same fillers are used for Chicago non-surgical chin augmentation treatments. This is popular with male patients who are looking for a more pronounced chin or to improve symmetry and bring balance to facial features, without having the downtime of a surgical procedure. Results appear more natural and provide patients with the definition they desire without any scarring. This is also a great first-step procedure for patients who might want surgical chin augmentation down the road. Prospective surgical patients can view their potential results without having to undergo an invasive procedure.

If you are interested in any of these top Chicago cosmetic procedures, contact Chicago plastic surgeon, Dr. Otto Placik today to schedule a consultation and discuss your ideal treatment options.


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