Posted December 15, 2016
As we move forward into 2017 we would like to highlight some of the upcoming trends we are seeing for the New Year. Since trends are driven by consumer demand we should see a rise in certain procedures as demand increases. This list represents what we currently see trending for 2017 in plastic surgery.
- Minimally invasive and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are gaining popularity in today’s culture. Patients are looking for minimal down time and want procedures that will fit into their busy lifestyles. Some of our most popular treatments include:Microneedling: A technique that involves the use of tiny pinpricks to boost your skin’s production of collagen and elastin.Microblading: This procedure involves receiving a semi-permanent tattoo with the pigment placed high in the skin. The result is a 3-D like effect to the eyebrow. By accentuating the brows, we enhance the face and present a more youthful look.
Peels: A facial procedure that can be performed at different strengths used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, reduce age spots and improve the look and feel of your skin.
Dermaplaning: A non-invasive skin treatment that is used to promote skin rejuvenation. This superficial resurfacing removes the soft, fine facial hair that can trap dirt and oil, reduces recent acne scars and helps promote deeper product penetration.
Kybella: FDA approved injectable to be used under the chin to destroy fat cells and improve your profile.
Botox: Botox continues to remain popular on a national level and meets the needs of a large population of patients who want to treat lines that develop on the forehead and eyebrows.
- One of the biggest surgical trends we see for the upcoming year remains Breast Augmentation. Rather than the large enhancements seen in previous years, the trend for the upcoming year has shifted to a smaller, more proportionate enhancement. We are also seeing a rise in Breast Re-Augmentations. November 17 marked the 10-year anniversary for silicone breast implant re-introduction to the United States. This important milestone is yet another reason to address breast implant awareness in our healthcare communities. The Bellissimo Implant & Upgrade Program was launched to help educate and assist women with breast implants greater than 10 years old. Receive a free consultation with board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Antimarino, to discuss any aging concerns with your implants that may include shifting, drooping, wrinkling, and hardening, deflation or implant rupture.
- Combination procedures such as a Mommy Makeover will also continue their popularity as the procedure typically combines more than one surgery therefore decreasing the actual time spent in recovery. A mommy makeover combines a tummy tuck surgery with a breast surgery such as an augmentation and/or lift. There are other surgical combinations that can be done together such as facelift combined with an eyelift or an arm lift combined with a thigh lift.
- Plastic surgery is not just for women anymore nor does it seem to target a specific age range. Men are staying in the work force longer and taking better care of themselves. The desire to stay competitive and look as good as they feel can be a strong motivation for cosmetic surgery. The term “Prejuvination” is being used as millennials reference the idea of aging prevention. Millennials realize the importance of early anti-aging intervention and believe that by taking care of themselves now, they will avoid more invasive procedures in the future.
- Fat injections: Fat transfers or grafts are used to augment areas of the body such as arms, legs. breasts, face and hands. There has been a steady rise in this field for the past few years. Fat grafting can augment or fill in volume to be used on areas such as scar revisions, facial areas that appear sunken, or bodily depressions. Results can vary as the fat injected may be absorbed by the body. Patients may require more than one treatment to achieve their desired outcome.