New York is known for its fast-paced, hard-core exterior. New York residents are always on the move and don’t always have time to take care of themselves aesthetically. However, even The Big Apple’s toughest residents need a little pampering from time to time.

Not only does the city provide an ample amount of stressors for residents to deal with on a daily basis, but the New York climate can really take a toll on someone’s body, especially the skin. The range of extreme hot and extreme cold weather can leave skin feeling dry and malnourished, while the daily hustle and bustle can add years to one’s complexion. Given all these factors, it is no wonder the trend in cosmetic and plastic surgery has shifted from body procedures to facial treatments.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, (ASPS), 14.6 million cosmetic procedures were performed in the United States, but leading the way were facial treatments, including Botox, fillers, chemical peels and microdermabrasion.

The report showed there was a five percent growth in the number of minimally invasive facial procedures in 2012, marking a record-setting year for the industry. The most popular minimally invasive facial procedure was Botox, the dermal injection treatment that is used to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Botox has always been a popular choice, especially here in New York, because it’s results are not permanent, and allows individuals to gain an idea of what it would be like to obtain more serious surgery. There are many NY residents who would like to undergo a minor cosmetic treatment, but might not be too keen on the idea of getting surgery. Botox is not only non-surgical, but is quick and relatively pain-free. Results typically last for about four months and once they were off, patients can either choose to repeat the treatment or never try Botox again.

Surgical facial treatments were also on the rise, the most popular being Rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery and facelifts. Rhinoplasty has always been a common plastic surgery treatment because it can be performed not just for aesthetic improvements, but also for health improvement reasons. Rhinoplasty surgery can correct a deviated septum, allowing the patient to breathe more easily and can also correct injuries that have caused a deformity in the nose. From the ASPS findings, it appears as though the new plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery trend seems to be heading in the direction of rejuvenation and renewal, as opposed to surgical procedures that are more life-changing, complicated and require more recovery time. Everyone wants to feel young and look their best, and minimally invasive procedures like Botox are an excellent choice for patients who would like to improve their appearance without requiring a permanent change.

Here at Shafer Plastic Surgery in New York City, we pride on providing patients with exactly what they desire. If you have considered getting Botox, Rhinoplasty or any other plastic surgery treatment, you can count on NY plastic surgeon Dr. David Shafer to provide you with natural, stunning results.

Call us today to schedule a consultation and discuss the best treatments for your cosmetic goals.