Christmas is a popular time of year for plastic surgery. No, not just because people gift their loved ones with cosmetic enhancement procedures, although that certainly does happen. Rather, it's that Christmas and New Year's tend to result in a lot of time off from work, which means that patients can have additional time to recover from treatments. Plus, since the holiday are all about spending time with friends and family, it can be the perfect time to show off your new look.
So now that the holidays are here, let's take a look at the kinds of procedures that patients are most likely to get. Here are three of the hottest trends that plastic surgeons have noticed this year.
Only a few years ago, plastic surgery meant extensive procedures that would radically change a person's appearance. Oftentimes, the results of these treatments would look unnatural and fake, so nowadays naturalism is the name of the game. To that end, the biggest trend in cosmetic enhancement is noninvasive procedures. This includes treatments like Botox, which are injections that stabilize the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Similarly dermal fillers and lip injections can subtly increase plumpness and firmness, taking years off of a person's appearance without dramatically changing the way that they look.
As far as surgeries are concerned, eyelid procedures have been incredibly popular in 2017. Since the skin around the eyes is so thin and delicate, it tends to age faster and is prone to bagginess and droopiness. These issues can make someone look noticeably older than they actually are. To combat these problems, eyelid surgeries can remove unsightly puffiness and smooth out any annoying crow's feet from the area. And most of the time, the changes are so natural that your friends and family won't notice that you had any work done at all.
Without question, plastic surgery is a woman's domain, but the last few years have seen more and more men getting in on the action. Only a few years ago, men accounted for only 3% to 4% of all cosmetic surgery patients. Today, that number is still only around 10%, but that represents a major uptick in a relatively short period of time. As far as procedures go, men are mostly interested in the same types of treatments as women, such as noninvasive injections, chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
As we move into the new year, plastic surgeons are already looking ahead towards the next trends. In the meantime though, all signs indicate that the current trends are only going to increase in popularity.
If you or someone you know would like to learn more about plastic surgery, please feel free to schedule a consultation or contact one of our representatives today!