of men are overweight
of women are overweight
more non-surgical procedures than surgical procedures
Localized fat is simply the excessive accumulation of fat in a particular region of the body (usually thighs, hips, abdomen, back, knees, buttocks or face). It is more than just an aesthetic problem, since it can also lead to motor skill issues, sleep disorders, pain and psychosocial disorders. The accumulation of fat also compresses the blood vessels, which leads to the formation of edema and therefore swelling.
The causes of localized fat vary, but poor eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle are determining factors. On the other hand, genetic predisposition, smoking and the use of excessively tight clothing can also contribute to the condition.
Non-invasive treatment of sagging skin is in high demand, using modern technology to solve a problem that affects thousands of people worldwide. Sagging happens when tissues lose their natural elasticity, the result of reduced production of collagens and elastins, the fibers that give skin its firmness and tonicity. There are many causes of sagging including the aging process, post-treatment of surgeries involving muscle or tissue removal, and sudden weight gain or loss (as in pregnancy, for example), among others.
Being overweight is more common among men. Around 52.6% of men are above their ideal weight, and among women this figure is 44.7%¹.
According to statistics from the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, 9.5 million non-surgical procedures were performed in 2013, compared with just 1.8 million surgical procedures. In the U.S., nearly 95,000 non-surgical procedures were performed in 2013; for body contouring procedures, that number rises to 294,000².