Ramsay Health Care UK | 12/01/2017
Cosmetic Surgery 2017 Trends and Predictions
There’s no doubt that 2017 will see the continual rise in cosmetic surgery as it appeals to a broader audience of both sexes, millennials through to baby boomers, and, treats a wider diversity of body areas. Selfies, a celebrity culture, the availability of preventative cosmetic procedures and working longer are all drivers of cosmetic surgery. So what exactly is trending in 2017?
1. Facial surgery and non-surgical treatments
The selfie craze influences how people feel about themselves. Facial injectables, fillers and peels will continue to be popular for people wanting quick and relatively painless procedures with little or no downtime, to help diminish lines and wrinkles around the eyes, brows, nose and mouth, restore volume to the cheeks, plump lips, and get rid of saggy jowls and double chins. Non-surgical treatments are also increasingly becoming a preventive measure that may help avoid more invasive procedures further down the line.
The trend is towards combination treatments of injectable fillers, laser resurfacing and corrective skin care (products, peels, and microdermabrasion) to comprehensively address different signs of facial ageing.
Facial cosmetic surgery including eyelid and face and neck lifts will also continue to increase in popularity.
2. Male cosmetic surgery
Men will continue to seek cosmetic surgery to look good, fresh and youthful. Many people are working later in life and they utilise cosmetic surgery as a tool to help them look and feel their best as they stay competitive in the job market.
Men want: liposuction for a flat abdominal wall, nose surgery for a harmonious nose, facelifts and eyelid surgery for a rejuvenated face, male breast reduction (gynaecomastia) to correct enlarged male breasts, chin surgery for an enhanced masculine jawline, ear surgery to modify prominent ears or repair holes and damage to ear lobes and hair transplant to restore head hair.
3. Mummy makeovers
A mummy makeover is surgery, or surgeries, aimed at helping restore a woman’s body to the way she looked before she had children. The procedures include: a tummy tuck to reduce the apron effect, a breast augmentation, breast uplift or a breast lift and an augmentation performed together to lift and restore lost volume to their breasts, liposuction to remove stubborn pockets of fat and women’s gynaecological procedures such as vaginoplasty and labiaplasty to rejuvenate and tighten the vagina.
4. More natural incremental changes
We’ll see more women opting for smaller breast implants and smaller bottom augmentations. More often celebrities are now trending smaller chests and pert bottoms rather than big breasts and large Brazilian buttocks. The celebrity culture influences many women and is especially powerful with millennials. It’s to be expected that many of these younger ladies will be motivated to have these incremental changes in 2017.
5. Fat grafting
New fat transfer techniques, also known as fat grafting, will continue to increase in popularity to augment body areas including the face, breasts, and buttocks. It involves harvesting fat cells from other parts of the body, purifying them, and then injecting them into the treatment site to increase the volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, breasts and, bottom.