According to a new report, more Americans are going under the knife and using their own fat to improve their appearances. And, for the first time, labiaplasty a procedure that involves rejuvenating the labia through lifting, or by injecting fat or filler into the area was included in the annual results from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).
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Overall, the data revealed that 17.1 million surgical and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures were performed in 2016. Cosmetic surgical procedures increased by 4 percent, compared with minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, which grew by 3 percent.
"One trend we are seeing with fat involves an increase in fat grafting procedures, Dr. Debra Johnson, president of the ASPS, said in a news release. Plastic surgeons harvest a patient's unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast. Because the material injected is the patient's own fat the results typically last longer than fillers."