Technology means plastic surgery is less invasive than ever

Plastic surgery is becoming less and less invasive. That is the finding of a report published by ABC News’ 20 20 show. New technology is allowing patients to undergo treatments and procedures that help to halt or reverse the signs of ageing, without spending weeks recovering. According to figures released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), 14 million Americans had cosmetic procedures last year, with a huge proportion of those choosing non-surgical treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers.Non-surgical face lifts, shorter surgical incisions and laser technology are just three of the techniques that are cutting patient recovery times, boosting profits and reducing overheads associated with surgery. Dr Day told ABC’s 20 20 programme that she does not believe in ageing gracefully. “I think you have to fight [ageing] every step of the way,” she said. “Before, we just had a few different types of animal-based collagen, and now we have a whole palette of tools available. We are putting some elements deep, and some elements more superficial, to get a very natural approach,” she added. One of Dr Day’s patients, Cheri Bollman, 48, was thrilled with the results of her non-surgical face lift. She told ABC: “I noticed I don't have to pick up my eyelid to put on makeup anymore.”See original story here