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What’s Hot and What’s Not for 2013

Hot Cosmetic Surgery Trends Houston, TXWhat’s Hot?

  • Non-invasive procedures:
    Want to be in and out of your surgeon’s office in less than an hour?  So do most people.  Non-invasive procedures such as Botox Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and liquid face-lifts will continue to increase in popularity, as time becomes an ever limited commodity.
  • Men:
    The number of men seeking both non-invasive and surgical cosmetic procedures has gone up by 14% since 2009.  Thanks to a breakdown in the age-old stereotypes of plastic surgery, the number of men in cosmetic surgeon’s office is expected to rise even more in 2013.
  • Social Networking:
    Kudos to Mark Zuckerberg; he has unknowingly provided the latest motivator for cosmetic procedures.  The more Facebook, Skype, and Instagraming we do, the more noticeable the fine facial lines and neck rolls become, often prompting a visit to the cosmetic surgeon.
  • Fat Transfers:
    Relocating fatty tissue from unwanted areas (the abdomen or thighs), Fat Transfers can add volume where it has been depleted from age or extreme weight loss (the face or hands).  This provides a healthy, firm appearance and utilizes the body’s own cells.

What’s Not?

  • Overnight hospital stays:
    Gone are the days when a cosmetic procedure meant two or more days in the hospital.  Surgical procedures, such as a breast enhancement, now only require an afternoon in day-surgery.  Many non-invasive treatments, like Juvederm injectable gel fillers, demand less than an hour in the physician’s office.
  • Painful recoveries:
    As we kiss goodbye to extensive hospital stays, we also say adieu to miserably painful recovery periods.  Modern techniques now result in shorter operations, smaller scars, and less downtime.  Your surgeon will prescribe medications to keep you comfortable those first couple days at home.
  • The rich and famous:
    Trips to the cosmetic surgeon no longer require a movie star’s salary and weeks of recovery time in the French Riviera.  Procedures are more cost effective than ever, excellent financing is available, and advances in medical technology mean you can be back to work in no time.
  • The “fake” look:
    Frozen faces, fish-lips, and basketball-breasts may have made up the plastic surgery look of years past, but not anymore.  The most sought after results today look soft, natural, and purely rejuvenated.