How can 2016 be the year of your biggest, yet subtle change?

2016 may just be the year of noninvasive cosmetic procedures. Although many publications have projected the continued rise of augmentation surgeries, such as bigger butts and smaller breasts, subtle changes are expected to increase as well.

Noninvasive procedures are relatively new in comparison to their invasive counterparts. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, only 740,751 procedures were performed in 1999, compared to nearly 8.9 million in 2014.

Why choose a noninvasive procedure?

With more being performed, minimally invasive procedures are now touted as the most popular choice for a range of patients. But why?

For many patients, a change is about more than a select few body parts. Noninvasive changes allow patients to target a range of body locations, firming skin, removing fat and shaping and smoothing the overall results.

Noninvasive procedures allow patients to make changes in less thought of, but important areas, such as the hands, elbows and knees. Though not as popular, these areas can be very telling of age. By tightening the skin and reducing cellulite, a real appearance reversal can be made.

“2016 may just be the year of noninvasive cosmetic procedures.”

Others choose to have a noninvasive procedure performed to create a more aesthetically balanced appearance. For some patients, one procedure isn’t enough, but multiple invasive procedures are out of the question. This is where noninvasive procedures can make a difference. With many different fillers available for change, a complete appearance can be rejuvenated with ease.

Patients are also choosing noninvasive procedures due to their better timing in terms of recovery. Many require little to no downtime, keeping work schedules the same as before. In addition, many consider noninvasive procedures to be more natural and subtle, creating a change without everyone actually realizing it.

What are some of the most common noninvasive procedures?

Some of the most common noninvasive procedures include dermal fillers such as Botox, Juvederm Voluma, Radiesse and Restylane. Other procedures include chemical peels and laser skin treatments such as QuadraLase or even a hair removal treatment.

As 2016 begins, look toward the new year as a time for change that works best for you.