South Korea Leads the Increase in Popularity of Non-Invasive Cosmetic Procedures

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Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery Trends

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Throughout the years, cosmetic surgery procedures have increased dramatically worldwide due to not only improvements in surgical procedure methods, but also the drastic advances in medical technology. Particularly, the number of non-surgical and non-invasive procedures have seen a sizeable increase around the world. As reported by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), in 2015 the number of non-surgical procedures made up 56% of total worldwide plastic and cosmetic procedures while composing 62% of the South Korean market (an 8% increase from five years prior.)

Forecasts by Technavio for future trends in plastic and aesthetic surgery suggest 33% of the allover global plastic surgery market growth by 2025 will come from Asia. The same reports further identify key drivers of the overall market as increasing demand for minimally invasive and non-invasive cosmetic surgeries. This prediction comes as no surprise considering South Korea has been referred to by Business Insider as the “plastic surgery capital of the world” owing to the country having the most procedures per capita (around 20 procedures performed per 1,000 people.)

In addition to this, according to Gallup Korea, one in three women between the ages of 19 and 29 have undergone some kind of cosmetic or plastic procedure in South Korea.

According to Reuters, the skyrocketing numbers of plastic and cosmetic procedures are influenced by social and cultural factors such as the influence of the film industry, media, and fashion, as well as the increasing awareness and growing social acceptability of cosmetic surgery and procedures. And nowhere is this more true than South Korea.

Minimally Invasive and Non-Invasive Procedures at JW Plastic Surgery

Traditionally, skin treatments, laser hair removal, and injectables make up the non-invasive or minimally invasive procedure category. At JW Plastic surgery, we offer several options for non-invasive procedures including skin treatments, laser liposuction, and even non-surgical face lifts.

Skin Treatments

Interested in a non-surgical way to get rid of unsightly acne scars, stretch marks, and wrinkles? XCAR specifically targets these problems by injecting CO2 gas into subcutaneous tissue via a small needle to help restore blood flow to the targeted regions thereby restoring damaged skin tissues.

You may also be interested in maintaining an allover youthful appearance using  CURE SKIN to regenerate elasticity in even non-traditional areas such as the back of the hands and neck.

Laser Liposuction

Looking to get rid of fat in specific target areas but hesitant to go under the knife? AccuSculpt  melts away and removes stubborn fat using laser technology. Not only can this method be used on body fat, it is even safe enough to be used on the face.

Non-Surgical Face Lifts

As we age, high levels of stress, hormone changes, loss of fat, and reduction of general elasticity in the facial skin result in wrinkles and sagging. In the past, correcting the effects time has on our face meant undergoing a surgical face lift. However, current technology extends non-surgical procedures even to such delicate areas as the face. By selecting a thread lifting treatment, we are able to stimulate collagen generation and skin elasticity using bio composite PDO threads to gently lift aging areas with effects lasting between one and two years. Outcomes include diminished smile lines, a slimmer jaw line, and reduction of sagginess depending on your specific condition.   

Target a variety of regions with non-invasive procedures

All of these highlighted JW Plastic Surgery outpatient procedures require no stitches, leaving no visible scars, and have a short recovery time between one day and two weeks (depending on procedure) so you can easily get back to your normal daily routine as soon as possible.

If you are interested in any of these or other non-invasive procedures, be sure to contact us at JW Plastic Surgery to receive your very own customized consultation!