The most popular plastic surgery trends follow the ever-changing wants and needs of consumers. In recent years, our selfie-obsessed culture has been the reason many patients turn to their cosmetic surgeon for a noninvasive technique that will make them look as good in real life as they do with a Snapchat filter. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the number of minimally invasive cosmetic procedures has grown by almost 200% since 2000, and it will continue to grow. So, what will 2019 hold in store? Let’s take a look at five projected trends we can look forward to in the coming year.
Injectables, Injectables, and More Injectables
It’s truly the era of noninvasive techniques. In 2019, injectables are expected to keep growing in popularity, offering minimal downtime, reduced cost, and less potential for complications than surgical procedures. A dermal filler treatment can be performed in less than 30 minutes, often during a lunchtime procedure, with no one knowing that anything was done. As the stigma of cosmetic procedures falls away, more and more consumers will feel comfortable trying out a temporary treatment for the first time.
In addition to the expanding variety of dermal fillers, some doctors hint to the development of a new Botox-like B-type 2 toxin. According to famed UK plastic surgeon, Dr. Tijio Esho, “You’ll need less of Botox 2.0 and the results last longer, which is good for practitioners as it means you save more in terms of dosage and good for patients as the longevity means less treatments,”.
In 2019, gone is the trend for disproportionate breasts, overfilled lips, and exaggerated cosmetic surgery results. The more desirable results will be those that are not obvious but add subtle, natural-looking improvements. Men and women still want to look like themselves, only better, with a few, well-planned changes. Welcome to the world of tweak-ments: smaller treatments that help patients feel more confident without looking like surgery has been performed. Tweak-ments can range from the use of dermal fillers for noninvasive rhinoplasty or lip augmentation, to the use of smaller sized breast implants and fat grafting for proportionate contours without over plumping.
As 2019 turns its focus to more mildly invasive procedures and more natural results, preventative treatments will be on the rise. According to experts, larger numbers of young patients are coming to their cosmetic surgeons earlier, looking to prevent the early signs of aging instead of waiting later for corrections. The biggest benefit of preventative treatments is the ability to put off more invasive procedures until much later in life. Preventative Botox Cosmetic, IPL treatments, and medical microneedling can be looked at as maintenance for the skin. It is no longer ideal to ignore skin concerns until drastic surgical procedures are necessary.
The End of Medical Tourism
After years of horror stories and cautious tales, international medical tourism is finally on the decline. At one time, the low cost of a plastic surgery procedures during vacation-type trips sounded to some like a good alternative to an expensive cosmetic surgery procedure. Unfortunately, many of these patients have ended up with serious complications or come home looking for revision procedures, sometimes with life-long scarring and health issues. Doctors’ warnings have gotten through and today, more consumers know to pick from one of the many qualified plastic and cosmetic surgeons the U.S. has to offer. With more cost-efficient procedures and options to finance treatments high-quality techniques are safer and more budget friendly.
Start off 2019 with Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery
Now that the holidays are over, it is time to treat yourself with a rejuvenating procedure from Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery. Whether you are looking for a dramatic change or a small tweak-ment, Dr. Vitenas can help you find the right procedure for your needs. Call our office at 281.484.0088 to schedule your free, new patient consultation.