More people turning to minimally invasive procedures before surgery

Injection into woman's lipNon-invasive surgical procedures such as Botox are becoming increasingly popular and the number of people opting for this kind of treatment has increased for the third year running in the US. Figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show that the number of non-invasive treatments completed last year rose by six per cent compared with 2011. In total, more than 13 million procedures were completed.In comparison, the total number of invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures performed in 2012 grew by five per cent year-on-year to 14.6 million treatments. President of the ASPS Gregory Evans said: “For the third consecutive year, the overall growth in cosmetic surgery continues to be driven by a significant rise in minimally invasive procedures, while surgical procedures remain relatively stable.” A growth in the number of men undergoing cosmetic treatments was also recorded, with figures for male breast reduction jumping by five per cent. Read the full story here: http://www.livingstondaily.com/usatoday/article/1931059?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFrontpage%7Cs