When it comes to fighting aging, non-surgical, minimally invasive procedures have been out pacing surgical options in terms of popularity. In 2013, there were more than 13 million non-surgical procedures performed across the U.S., according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Those procedures included injectable fillers and injections such as Botox. In comparison, slightly more than 1.5 million surgical procedures were performed in the U.S. last year.
There are a number of reasons why people are choosing non-surgical options over surgery, such as cost, time commitment and