Demand for cosmetic surgery is booming, a recent survey of plastic surgeons belonging to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reveals. Over 75% of surgeons say they’ve experienced a 10% increase in patient demand over the last year. 79% of surgeons say the “Zoom Effect” is responsible for more people wanting to perfect their appearance. Indeed, the latest trends in cosmetic surgery promise to give you a younger, natural-looking appearance, with minimal recovery downtime.
Blepharoplasty and brow lifts
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and brow lifts have always been somewhat popular, but now these procedures are in higher demand than ever. This is largely due to the growing awareness surrounding celebrities who’ve essentially ruined their faces with too much filler, as well as the general desire to smooth forehead wrinkles without sacrificing full movement in this part of the face. The ability to raise your eyebrows and forehead indeed looks and feels natural and more youthful – and blepharoplasty and brow lifts can help you achieve just that. In a lower lid blepharoplasty, for example, fat is removed and/or repositioned to eliminate wrinkles or fat bulges, while an upper lid blepharoplasty typically eliminates excess skin that may be causing hooded or puffy lids. Swelling, redness, and bruising may appear after the procedure, but this usually resolves within one week. A brow lift – which involves lifting the soft tissue and skin in the forehead – has a similar downtime.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a catch-all term used to describe a host of non-surgical and minimally-invasive procedures that can enhance both the appearance and function of your vagina. Labiaplasty, in particular, is a popular trend; this procedure aims to decrease the size of the labia minora: the two small, inner folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. Some women with large labia minora can experience rubbing, pain, and chafing throughout the day, and labiaplasty can eliminate this problem and therefore improve quality of life. Alternatively, labia fat transfer is another in-demand procedure. It involves using gentle VASER liposuction to transplant fat to the labia majora from elsewhere on the body. The result? A plumper, tighter, and natural-looking vagina. This procedure is performed in under an hour, and downtime is minimal (normal activities can be resumed within a few days).
Breast augmentation has been one of the most sought cosmetic procedures for decades, and this year proves no exception. While, in the past, large implants were all the rage, these days women are opting for a smaller size and more natural shape in proportion with their figure. Hybrid breast augmentation, in particular, uses fat cells transplanted from other parts of the body, combined with smaller silicone implants. More fat is added each time the implants are replaced (once every 15-20 years), so, eventually, the implants will almost entirely be made of fat — which is lighter and safer than silicone.
Trends in cosmetic surgery are ever-evolving. Blepharoplasty, brow lifts, vaginal rejuvenation, and breast augmentation are some of the latest treatments promising to enhance your appearance.