10 Dec

How the Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Fields Have Changed 20 Years into the New Millennium

The cosmetic and plastic surgery fields are rapidly evolving. Now, 20 years into the new millennium, we have cutting-edge research and technology at our disposal to perform cosmetic surgical procedures for more natural-looking and longer-lasting results than ever before. 

Let’s take a walk down memory lane to learn more about how cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery have changed in the last two decades. The astonishing advancements that have been made in these fields make it a better time than ever before to invest in your cosmetic goals. 

Growing Popularity

One of the most noted changes that has been seen in the cosmetic and plastic surgery fields is a steep increase in popularity. Far more patients are now seeking out plastic surgery than in the early 2000s. This largely has to do with the fact that there’s no longer a stigma around plastic surgery. Patients feel more confident and comfortable while pursuing cosmetic treatment. 

A Focus on Less Invasive Procedures

In the early 2000s, many patients became interested in less invasive cosmetic procedures for aesthetic concerns. With less invasive methods, patients can avoid lengthy recovery times and scarring. Injections such as Botox and dermal fillers are now very popular options for improving fine lines, wrinkles, and lost facial volume due to aging. In particular, dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Kybella, are now widely-administered, minimally-invasive cosmetic treatment options that provide long-lasting results. 

Laser Technology

Laser treatments have also widely grown in prevalence in the past two decades as non-invasive cosmetic procedures. Laser technology can be used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and improve the skin’s elasticity. The FOX Laser at Dr. William Adams Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery is a great example of how laser cosmetic treatments have progressed in recent years. This advanced treatment option can be used to treat vein damage, skin imperfections, unwanted fat pads, and even nail fungi. 

Looking Forward to the Future of Plastic Surgery

Given the large, persistent rise in the popularity of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures, these fields will continue to advance in the coming years. With more research and technology, cosmetic surgery will likely become even more precise with shorter recovery periods and longer-lasting results. Dr. Adams is committed to staying on the cutting-edge of the cosmetic and plastic surgery fields and will continue to offer the latest that these industries have to offer. Contact us today to learn more!

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