Plastic surgery is a perpetually evolving industry with new procedures and techniques emerging every day. At New York Group for Plastic Surgery, we strive to stay abreast of the latest developments to give our patients the safest, most effective procedures available today. Whether you are delving into the idea of plastic surgery for the first time or have been undergoing aesthetic treatments for many years, these trends could help you choose your next procedure for the best results.
While surgical procedures continue to be in demand, more patients are opting for non-surgical treatments today that can produce excellent results with minimal discomfort and downtime. Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers top the list, although the new injectable for treating a double chin, Kybella, is quickly gaining popularity. Other popular non-surgical options include revolutionary skin tightening and body contouring procedures using technology like lasers, radiofrequency energy and ultrasound.
Getting a Lift
The facelift is still one of the most popular surgical options, thanks to new techniques that allow this procedure to be better customized to the specific needs of each patient. However, other areas are also getting a surgical lift today, including the breasts, buttocks, thighs and upper arms. Lifts are effective for removing excess skin and tissue from the treatment area while firming up skin for a smoother, more contoured appearance.
Plumping the Pout
The lips have come into focus this year as more patients are coming in looking for the plump pout sported by celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie. Dermal fillers feature smoother solutions today that also produce better results in delicate areas like the lips. According to the New York Daily News, 43 percent of plastic surgeons reported an increase in requests for lip procedures from 2014 to 2015 and that trend is expected to continue this year.
Smaller Breasts, Bigger Buttocks
The ideal body shape women are seeking at their plastic surgeon’s office is also changing. Breast implants are going smaller to give women more fullness without looking unnatural or disproportionate. At the same time, women (and men) are looking for ways to round out their backside, adding balance to the entire figure. Buttock augmentation can be performed with implants or through fat transfer, a procedure known as the Brazilian butt lift.
Mommy makeovers, procedures to restore a woman’s body after childbirth and breastfeeding, have gotten more personal. Today, many women are looking to add vaginal rejuvenation to the mix, which offers both aesthetic and medical benefits in some cases. In addition to surgical methods of rejuvenation, procedures using lasers and other innovations can produce similar results with less downtime.
Expanding the Market
Women are no longer the only patients heading into plastic surgeon’s offices today. Surgeons are also seeing an uptick in male patients seeking everything from Botox injections to liposuction. As the job force becomes more competitive and male celebrities continue to open up about their own cosmetic procedures, men are discovering the benefits of the occasional nip and tuck as well.
Plastic surgery is evolving and the surgeons at New York Group for Plastic Surgery are all over the new trends. To learn more about any of these procedures, contact the New York Group for Plastic Surgery at our New York City office at 855-337-3063. You can also call one of our other area offices: Tarrytown, 914-366-6139; or Goshen, 845-294-2018.