We all want to look like a perfect 10, so take note of these six red-hot cosmetic surgery trends for 2017, according to an annual survey of the country’s top aesthetic associations.
Plastic Surgery Booms!
North America and Europe will continue to dominate the global plastic surgery market, due to the growing aging population and increasing acceptance of aesthetic procedures. Doctors who have practiced cosmetic surgery for many years have witnessed significant paradigm changes, noting a significant shift toward non-invasive procedures and patients looking for a quick fix of their necks, chests, hands, elbows, and more.
This year will see the introduction of even more targeted products that can target specific concerns more effectively than ever before. A number of new fillers have been already been introduced to the market, including Juvederm Voluma for mid-face lifts, Juvederm Volbella for fine lines around the lips, Restylane Lyft for lip augmentations, with Restylane Refyne and Defyne—designed specifically for improving smile and laugh lines—coming soon.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) procedures continue to gain popularity, being utilized for everything from hair restoration to facial re-contouring to anti-aging therapy to vaginal rejuvenation, just to name a few.
Breast augmentation continues to be the most popular cosmetic procedure performed in the U.S. for the second year in a row, but don’t assume bigger is better. Instead, patients are requesting implants that are smaller, more athletic and authentic-looking.
Kybella injections—typically administered to eliminate double chins—will pick up traction, being used for other fat-storing areas of the body, including above the knees, bra lines, back rolls, and more. Also promising is Topokine latanoprost, a topical treatment for treating fat pockets specific to the under-eye area.
Patients don’t just want fat removal in traditional areas like the stomach and the inner thighs; they want tighter skin and less cellulite. Expect to see a boon in multi-tasking devices like VelaShape that are able to contour, sculpt, and tighten problem areas at the same time.