Celebrities aren’t the only ones riding the plastic surgery wave!
2017 saw a surge in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures amongst everyday people. Plastic surgery trends come and go and according to RealSelf, the trusted resource used by tens of millions worldwide searches for minimally invasive procedures are at an all-time high. RealSelf is an online community where members share their treatment experiences and photos, along with doctor reviews, costs, and candid opinions on which procedures are worth it, and which are not.
Fort Lauderdale/Miami board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Wigoda, who has been doing plastic surgery for men and women for more than 20 years and has also found that interest in plastic surgery has been steadily increasing. Listed below are some of RealSelf’s top trends in plastic surgery procedures for 2017, and Dr. Wigoda’s picks to trend in 2018.
Top 3 Plastic Surgery Trends of 2017
1. Breast Augmentation
Kicking off the plastic surgery trends countdown is a classic with a modern twist. On the rise in the past few years, the combined breast augmentation and lift was the most popular surgical procedure done by plastic surgeons in 2017. Any procedure that enhances the size and shape of a woman’s breasts is considered a breast augmentation, and it’s popular with those who are looking to enlarge a naturally small bust, while the lift is used to restore breasts that have been affected by pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. With over 26,000 reviews left on RealSelf for this procedure, 97 percent say it’s totally worth it!
One of the biggest changes in plastic surgery since the 2000’s is the request for more natural looking procedures. It makes sense that rhinoplasty or a nose job revision has become the second most popular plastic surgery procedure in 2017. The “fake” looking nose that was once so desired is no longer in vogue, and patients are realizing that the “natural” look is a better investment in the long run.
3. Mommy Makeover
Sometimes diet and exercise just aren’t enough. A thin waist and flat stomach are one of most desired physical attributes, and after having a child it can be hard to get back to the body you used to have. It’s for that reason the Mommy Makeover, which includes a tummy tuck, breast augmentation/lift, and liposuction, has become so popular amongst women in 2017.
Top 3 Non-Surgical Plastic Surgery Trends of 2017
1. Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
Benefits similar to liposuction with none of the downtime almost sounds too good to be true but non-surgical fat reduction has made that dream a reality. Also known as CoolSculpting or SculpSure these non-surgical fat-reduction treatments use a handheld device to precisely freeze and destroy fat below the surface of the skin. Though they are not intended for significant weight loss, they are used for treating stubborn areas of fat resistant to diet and exercise.
The past year saw a huge surge of interest in facial fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane. Thanks to celebrities and their youthful faces and fuller lips, fillers have become a non-surgical plastic surgery trend that we don’t see dying down anytime soon. Fillers can be used for a variety of reasons, like cheek lifts, smoothing lines around the mouth, and most commonly in 2017, the plumping of the lips. It seems that more patients are skipping out on major facial augmentations and opting for the more natural look of small injectable fillers over time. Though results are not permanent they do typically last between nine months to a year.
RealSelf saw a rise in patients searching for Microblading this year more than ever!
Full and thick eyebrows were definitely trending this year and thanks to the small thin strokes and semi-permanent ink used by Microblading artists just in case this trend fades, you’ll be ready for the next one.
Dr. Wigoda’s Trend Watch for 2018
1. Breast Augmentations
It looks like the Breast Augmentation trend isn’t going anywhere! Dr. Wigoda predicts that this procedure is going to take the top spot in plastic surgery trends of 2018. We are even seeing a larger rise in popularity for silicone implants, with over 90 percent of women already choosing them over saline in Dr. Wigoda’s own practice. Now less painful than ever and with quicker recovery times it’s no wonder so many women are interested in this procedure.
2. Brazilian Butt Lift
Thanks to celebrities like Kim K. the Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) is one of the most popular fat transfer procedures in cosmetic surgery. Whether you want to regain a more youthful look or are interested in enlarging your assets the BBL is definitely the way to go. Thin waists and a curvy back end are a trend that is definitely not going out of style anytime soon, it’s for that reason that Dr. Wigoda anticipates a boost in this plastic surgery trend.
3. Beware of Fads like CoolSculpting
Already one of the most talked about plastic surgery trends in 2017, CoolSculpting is one of the most popular non-surgical plastic surgery procedures on the market. Interest is projected to rise to even greater heights in 2018. This fat reducing non-surgical procedure has gained an immense following because of it’s little to no downtime but beware, due to overhype, this fad is not built to last.
Last but not least, another plastic surgery trend Dr. Wigoda expects to pick up steam in 2018 is the use of Botox on younger adults. Patients are requesting Botox earlier as a preventative to aging.
If you’re interested in any of these trending procedures or have any questions contact Dr. Wigoda at 954.463.7088 or schedule a free plastic surgery consultation online.
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