The demand for specific cosmetic and aesthetic procedures have shifted dramatically in the last few years.
Among all cosmetic procedures, lip fillers was at the top of everyone’s mind in 2016 – thanks, Kylie Jenner!.
And the biggest plastic surgery procedure increase in 2017? Eyelid surgery.
Topping the charts, however, reigning queen of all surgical procedures… Breast augmentation.
In a cosmetic world of fat transfers and butt lifts still on the rise, not even the best plastic surgeons really know which trends will continue and which will die out in the future.
Let’s take a look at the top cosmetic trends for 2018 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)…
All About the Face
One facial rejuvenation trend that is becoming popular among the best plastic surgeons is facial fillers using the patients own fat.
ASPS President Debra Johnson, MD said, “Plastic surgeons harvest a patient’s unwanted fat from their abdomen using liposuction and then inject it to lift and rejuvenate other areas such as the face, buttock and even the breast. Because the material injected is the patient’s own fat the results typically last longer than fillers.”
And who doesn’t want results that’ll last?
The Selfie Facelift
As social media and selfie culture continues to grow, so does the rise of facelifts. And the newest trend this past year? The so-called “Selfie Facelift.”
Everyday, more and more people are participating in taking selfies – which forces individuals to constantly reflect on our appearance through the lens of our social media accounts.
In fact, according to a survey, in 2017, 55% of facial plastic surgeons saw patients in their practices who want to look better in their selfies (that’s up 13 percent from 2016).
With that said, how would you feel about a “selfie facelift”?
Trends in Breasts
Less is More (Breast Reduction)
Did you know there was a 4% drop in breast reductions in 2016, yet a significant rise of 11% in 2017? Also called a mammoplasty, a breast reduction sounds exactly like what it does. The plastic surgeon removes breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion to the patient’s body.
As ASPS President Jeffrey E. Janis, MD said, “Breast reductions are consistently reported as one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures because it positively affects a woman’s quality of life. It addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns.”
Silicone vs. Saline
Breast augmentation topped the list of all surgical procedures with over 330,000 surgeries performed in 2017. And according to the ASPS, silicone implants were used in 84 percent of all breast augmentation procedures in 2016.
While silicone breasts are often thought to feel more like natural breast tissue, saline offers more safety, as the saline naturally absorbs into your body if the implant is punctured.
If considering a breast augmentation, particularly breast implants, make sure to go to the best plastic surgeon in your area. He or she will discuss the best option for your body!
Minimally-Invasive is On the Rise
Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
Although liposuction is still the most effective method of sculpting the body to a desired shape, there is no doubt that non-surgical options are becoming very popular. Especially, for small pockets of fat here and there.
And with new innovations, the trend will continue to grow as improved technologies are developed to tighten, lift, tone, and rejuvenate – all without going under the knife.
Using the latest technology we are able to reduce the amount of fat cells in the body. Whether it be cryolipolisis, radiofrequency or laser, new technologies like these are paving the way for reducing pockets of fat without surgery.
Fight Signs of Aging with Botox
The amount of people who turn to Botox to fight signs of aging continues to rise year after year. According to the ASAPS, Botulinum Toxin (aka Botox) topped the non-surgical list, yet again, in 2017 and 2018.
Botox is the most popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most common areas treated being the forehead, crow’s feet, and frown lines. Additionally, Botox is used “off-label” to address a myriad of other areas of concerns on the face and neck.
Now you can turn back the clock on your more intimate area, without going under the knife!
More and more plastic surgeons are offering non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Your plastic surgeon is likely to help you turn back the clock on your vagina with vaginal rejuvenation.
There are a variety of technologies used to rejuvenate down under including: radiofrequency, injectables, laser and even soundwave technology.
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation helps improve certain vaginal functions like urinary incontinence, as well as, vaginal dryness or painful sex, increase sensation, and more!
Body Enhancement From Within
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) is on the Rise
Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is an innovative discovery using our own blood’s platelets to enhance various features on the body.
Some plastic surgeons around the country predict 2018 and 2019 will see a dramatic increase in the use of platelet’s to naturally reverse unappealing signs of aging, such as:
- Revive and restore hair growth
- Improve vaginal function
- Reduce wrinkles, fine lines, and heal dark spots
No doubt, platelet-rich plasma therapy is one of the most innovative medical breakthroughs in the aesthetic and cosmetic industry.
Considering it uses your body’s own regenerative properties – as the PRP is taken directly from a patient’s blood – it’s extremely safe and there’s absolutely no risk of an allergic reaction!
Booty Bump with Fat
As mentioned earlier, patient’s are beginning to use their own fat as a filler for their face… but that’s not all their using fat for.
Butt augmentation using a fat transfer to boost the booty was the 2nd surgical procedure which saw the most significant increase from 2016 to 2018. In fact, it was up nearly 26%!
This day in age, the butt fat transfer is informally known as the “Brazilian Butt Lift.” It’s preferred over butt implants, as it results in a softer, more natural look and feel!
So, there you have it. The top plastic procedure trends for 2018 and 2019 from the best plastic surgeons in Boca Raton and around the U.S.!
If you’ve been putting off taking care of certain imperfections, the time to address them is now. There has never been more options to effectively treat or restore a more youthful appearance.
Don’t wait any longer! We can help. Call your trusted Boca Raton plastic surgeon today and schedule an appointment.