Dr. Mark Schwartz, a plastic surgeon on Manhattans Upper East Side, is seeing more and more patients getting summer ready with less-invasive procedures like BOTOX, Ultherapy, and fillers. While cosmetic surgical procedures also continue to see growth nationwide, a remarkable number of patients are now choosing the needle over the scalpel for the summer.
Less-invasive procedures have become incredibly popular. Most of my patients are busy people and are always looking for more results and less down-time, explains. Dr. Schwartz. And, theres no time of year when patients are more interested than right now.
According to a recent report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there were over 12 million minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2011. That means for every one surgical cosmetic procedure that was performed in the US, seven minimally-invasive procedures were performed.