Top 20 Most "Worth It" Cosmetic Procedures for 2021

RealSelf released their list of the top 20 most "Worth It" procedures based on consumer reviews.

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Top 20 most worth it cosmetic procedures

RealSelf released the results of its most "Worth It" procedures based on consumers rankings on the site. The list provides the 20 top-rated cosmetic procedures of the year, which were determined by the "Worth it Ratings" on from RealSelf members who experienced the treatments first-hand and provided feedback. 

Note:  To be recognized as a 2021 Most Worth It procedure, a treatment must receive more than 50 reviews from RealSelf members between January 1, 2020, and December 31, 2020, and have earned a minimum cumulative Worth It Rating of at least 90% during the same time period.

Top 20 Procedures

  1. Sleeve Gastrectomy. This received a 100% worth it rating with 63 eligible reviews. It is in the weight loss category.
  2. Gynecomastia Surgery. This received a 99% worth it rating with 108 eligible reviews. This was in the male body enhancement category.
  3. Breast Implant Removal. This received a 98% worth it rating with 383 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category. 
  4. Breast Reduction. This received a 98% worth it rating with 626 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category.  
  5. Breast Implants. This received a 97% worth it rating with 622 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category.
  6. Arm Lift. This received a 97% worth it rating with 70 eligible reviews. This was in the skin tightening category. 
  7. FUE Hair Transplant. This received a 97% worth it rating with 124 eligible reviews. This was in the hair restoration category. 
  8. Breast Augmentation. This received a 97% worth it rating with 1,770 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category.
  9. Natrelle Breast Implants. This received a 97% worth it rating with 59 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category.
  10. Mommy Makeover. This received a 96% worth it rating with 776 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement, body contouring and skin tightening categories. 
  11. Lip Augmentation. This received a 96% worth it rating with 151 eligible reviews. This was in the lip enhancement category. 
  12. Lower Facelift. This received a 96% worth it rating with 120 eligible reviews. This was in the face and neck lifts category. 
  13. Dysport. This received a 96% worth it rating with 71 eligible reviews. This was in the fillers and other injectables category.     
  14. Tummy Tuck. This received a 96% worth it rating with 1,353 eligible reviews. This was in the skin tightening category.
  15. Septoplasty. This received a 95% worth it rating with 65 eligible reviews. This was in the nose enhancement category. 
  16. Breast Reconstruction. This received a 95% worth it rating with 95 eligible reviews. This was in the breast enhancement category.
  17. Eyelid Surgery. This received a 95% worth it rating with 382 eligible reviews. This was in the eye enhancement category.
  18. Botox. This received a 94% worth it rating with 497 eligible reviews. This was in the fillers and other injectables category.
  19. Hair Transplant. This received a 94% worth it rating with 234 eligible reviews. This was in the hair restoration category.
  20. Facelift. This received a 94% worth it rating with 357 eligible reviews. This was in the face and neck lifts category.

Highlights from the Data

  • With a 100% worth it rating, the sleeve gastrectomy is the most worth it procedure going into the new year. 
  • Breast surgeries and augmentations are more popular than ever. A total of six breast-related surgeries were included in the top 20 list, with breast implant removal and breast reduction coming ahead of breast implants, augmentation and reconstruction. This suggest a turn toward a smaller more natural bust. 
  • Men find gynecomastia surgery and hair restoration to be the most worth it procedures. This shift indicates that men are seeking out cosmetic treatments and pleased with the results. RealSelf expects to see this trend continue
  •  Dysport and Botox came out ahead of other injectable options for smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and frown lines. 
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