Today, there are drastically more people seeking alternative solutions for fat reduction, skin laxity, and body contouring.
Thanks to advancements in technology, patients can now schedule non-invasive treatments during their lunch break, drive themselves, and continue their everyday activities afterward. This convenience factor is exceptionally appealing to many people looking to make tweaks to their bodies.
The main drivers for non-invasive procedures over surgical procedures are :
- Minimally invasive (no incisions or general anesthesia)
- Little to zero downtime and side effects
- Fewer risks associated with surgery
- Shorter treatment time
In 2017, “fat reduction” was the most researched minimally invasive category on RealSelf.com. According to the American Society for Plastic Surgery, there was an 18.7% increase in non-invasive body contouring treatments and a 58% increase in skin tightening procedures performed between 2014 and 2015.
People are finding that they are not meeting their aesthetic goals even with a healthy lifestyle. It is not uncommon for people to have stubborn pockets and unwanted loose skin of fat resistant to diet and exercise. Also, as the technology advances, doctors can target better specific concerns such as thighs, arms, and neck. Patient results continue to become more impressive. It is estimated that the revenue for the global body fat reduction market will reach over 17.5 billion by 2026. The bottom line is patients realize they may not need to go under the knife to achieve the look they are seeking.