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What are ‘Quick Fix’ Cosmetic Procedures and why are they so popular?

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Cosmetic surgery has been growing in popularity for decades now. The constant growth of celeb culture alongside social media means that people have never felt more under pressure to look ‘perfect.' Families like the Kardashians have normalized the look that plastic surgery gives, and fake has become the new standard.

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Despite the numerous controversies and potential dangers that surround plastic and cosmetic surgery, it’s now more popular than ever, and new procedures are constantly emerging. Some of these are simply with fads, but others, such as the ever common breast augmentation, stick around for years.

The latest addition to the cosmetic surgery world are the so-called ‘Quick Fix’ procedures. Partly due to the fact prospective patients are now unsure of whether to take the sometimes large risks associated with full cosmetic surgery, these ‘quick fix’ procedures are growing more popular by the day.

They essentially promise patients the same results as traditional surgery via non -invasive treatments, where recovery times are minimal in comparison to traditional surgical methods.

While going under the knife is still hugely prevalent, many people are put off by the risks they carry. With scandals such as the PIP breast implant debacle, causing many women to have their implants removed and place breast surgery claims, it’s easy to see why a non-surgical breast augmentation might be the more desirable option. I’ve taken a look at some of the procedures that come within the ‘quick fix’ bracket…

Instant Cheekbones

It seems that one of the most important features for any woman (or man) to have these days in a chiseled face. For those who aren’t lucky enough to have been born with them sky-high cheekbones, there’s always contouring makeup which has exploded onto the beauty scene as of late. But in addition to this, there are new cosmetic methods as well. Cheekbone fillers, similar to those used in lip injections, are injected into the cheeks at various points to fill out the area, and then massaged into place to create a sculpted look.

‘Lunch Break’ Boob Job

Significantly less aggressive than other methods of breast enlargement, this procedure uses an injectable hyaluronic acid to plump out the breasts from underneath. No general anesthetic is required, so patients can go back to work straight after having this procedure, giving it its nickname! This is apparently particularly popular among celebs that are looking for a more subtle ‘lift’.

The Thread Lift

This is a non-surgical alternative to a full facelift. Using a fine needle, a stitch is placed underneath the skin, working as an ‘anchor point’ to lift the skin from underneath. The stitches placed are biodegradable and are manufactured specifically to increase collagen production, further enhancing the results of the procedure as the stitches dissolve.

These are but a few of the many non-invasive cosmetic procedures that are growing in popularity daily. They are popular because they’re quick, easy, carry much less risk than going under the knife, and are often a lot cheaper. While there are still risk factors to consider if you’re considering them, they are a more sensible option if you’re a little fearful of heading under the knife.

What are your opinions on cosmetic and plastic surgery? Do you think that celebrity culture is affecting the way we see ourselves and others? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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Bethany Pembrook is a Freelance writer living and working in London. She writes all about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. Follow Bethany on Twitter @BethanyPembrook

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