Happy New Year! Trends are not limited to clothing, make-up and food. Plastic surgery has trends too. Here’s what plastic and cosmetic surgeons are expecting plenty of requests for in the upcoming year.
Earlier Anti-Aging treatments – Patients who have yet to see wrinkles, sagging, or sun spots are getting rejuvenating cosmetic treatments as a preemptive measure to stop or slow the aging process. This can include things like injectables that stop your forehead from creating creases, lasers that keep collagen production on high, and even small face-lifts that will theoretically prevent the need for bigger (and more obvious) surgery in the future. The industry is seeing a major increase in requests from younger women seeking preventative treatments.
Less Obvious Fillers – With several injectable fillers on the market for plumping your cheeks and lips. Each having a different texture to it, varying in thickness and bounciness. A well-trained injector will carefully choose the right texture for the region of the face in which they are treating, and experts predict better options will be coming to the market next year. Forecasters foresee more flexible fillers that will bend when the face animates, as well as longer lasting filler options, which will provide a more natural look.
More Eye Fillers – Fillers are most commonly associated with lips. This year, they will also be migrating upward and be used more around the eye area, to make eyes appear less sunken and restore the volume that is lost through aging.
Natural Looking Noses – Rhinoplasty is no longer about fitting in, but instead about embracing what makes you stand out. People want to maintain their individuality, their unique look. He sees this especially in nose job requests. The newest trend is about moving more toward individualized noses and away from cookie-cutter looks. Perfectly straight and symmetrical noses that were once the norm are now considered boring. These more individualized procedures might be surgical or non-surgical nose jobs. The easiest way to make a more pronounced nose is to add dermal fillers, such as Restylane or Juvéderm, to the bridge of the nose. Patients want to improve features, but now seem to want to hold back from making it too perfect or symmetrical in an effort to preserve the character of their face.
More Men in the Surgeon’s Office – According to an AAFRPS survey, a third of men surveyed said they are “extremely likely” to consider a cosmetic procedure, either surgical or non-surgical. Of those men, 58 percent were between 25 and 34 years old, and 34 percent were between 18 and 24 years old. Treatments for men are really the same as they are for women—injections, dermal filler, lasers, and facelifts, but some have coined the phrase “Bro-tox” as a way to appeal this new market.
Whatever is on YOUR “wish-list” for 2018 don’t hesitate to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Hricko to discuss your goals.