Trends In Plastic Surgery

Botox Injections

Botox Injections

One popular trend in plastic surgery is Botox injections. Prescription medication is injected into muscles around the eyes for a more youthful appearance.

Plastic surgery is becoming more and more common. Not only celebrities are taking advantage of the latest surgical techniques, but many average men and women also want to enjoy a more youthful appearance.

One of the most popular cosmetic trends is Botox injections, whereby prescription medication is injected into muscles to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. The procedure is minimally invasive requiring little “down time” which makes it an attractive option.

Microdermabrasion is a procedure for rejuvenating the face and has also become a popular choice. The technician applies tiny rough grains to buff away the surface layer of skin. It’s usually done to the face, chest, neck, arms or hands.

Laser Hair Removal is a leading non-invasive cosmetic procedure that removes unwanted hair and eliminates the need for shaving, waxing, and plucking.

Foot Tuck Fat Pad Augmentation has recently become an extremely popular fad in the plastic surgery world. This augmentation has been featured on the popular Tyra Banks and The Doctors TV shows.  In this invasive procedure, the patient’s own body tissue is transferred to the bottom of the foot. This adds a cushion of fat on the underside of the foot which is meant to end high heel pain. Many women who wear high heels at their job, find this to be quite a life saver.

Liposuction, a widely performed operation, is the process of removing excess fat deposit from the thighs, waist, back, buttocks and other parts of the body. Fat that has settled between the skin and the muscle is “sucked out” using a surgical technique resulting in improved body contour.

Breast augmentation is a procedure for enlarging the breasts. With the help of a plastic surgeon, the patient chooses a breast size that best fits her body type. Some women claim that they are motivated to seek breast augmentation surgery because they want to feel more like a woman.

The other side of the coin is Breast Liposuction surgery which reduces the size of a woman’s breasts. Liposuction removes fatty tissue from the breast, and mostly spares the glandular breast tissue that is responsible for milk production. The major reason women seek this procedure is to eliminate back ache caused by heavy breasts.

Eyelid surgery, known as blepharoplasty, is also on the rise. It is the third most popular surgical procedure performed by plastic surgeons This procedure removes excess skin, fat or muscle from droppy upper and lower eyelids resulting in overall improved appearance of the eye area.

Tummy tucks, known as abdominoplasty, are often sought by women after giving birth to a baby. This procedure removes excess fat and skin from the abdominal area. It can also restore weakened or separated muscles creating a smoother, firmer stomach.

With plastic surgery on the rise, one wonders what new procedures may be discovered in the future. Only time will tell.

Photo: Cosmo Derma