2017 was a big year for plastic surgery procedures and it’s looking like 2018 will follow a similar pattern. With the selfie culture we now live in, where everyone has to look picture perfect at all times, it should come as no surprise that of the five top plastic surgery trends for 2018, three focus on the face.
Here are the top five plastic surgery trends for 2018:
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, has always been an exceptionally popular procedure. Since the nose is the focal point of the face, reshaping minor or major imperfections can have a huge impact on the overall appearance of a face. Reshaping the nose has the ability to completely change the entire balance of your face and create a wonderful symmetry. When performed by a certified, experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. William LoVerme, the results of rhinoplasty can be life-changing.
Like the nose, the eyes are a very prominent feature of the face. As we age the skin around our eyes begins to thin and sag, which can drastically change a facial expression and make someone look constantly tired or sad. Blepharoplasty also called eyelid rejuvenation, involves fat grafting that seamlessly blends the lower eyelid with the cheek to lift and plump the overall appearance, leaving a natural, healthy and more youthful appearance.
Often used in conjunction with blepharoplasty, facelifts are extremely popular to create an instantly more youthful and fresher appearance. Facelifts address the sagging and sunken areas of the skin caused by aging. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facial rejuvenation is essential to achieving long-lasting results and preserving natural facial symmetry while also providing optimal youthful appearance.
Innovative fat transfer and reduction techniques
These techniques are among the trendiest plastic surgery methods of the past few years. Fat transfer usually begins with liposuction to remove excess fat from one area of the body such as unwanted love handles, abdomen, thighs or lower back, purifying it, and then injecting it into areas that are in need of reshaping and plumping, such as the buttocks, breasts, or face. Because of the way fat adjusts to the body, results are permanent.
Non-Invasive fat reduction is also a great option, in which fat cells are heated through a body contouring method called Vanquish ME ™. During Vanquish ME (the ME stands for “Maximum Energy”), the treatment hand piece hovers above the treatment area, emitting radiofrequency energy. The energy heats up the fat cells until they are destroyed. Over time, the body filters the damaged fat cells through the natural lymphatic system.
Vanquish ME is an in-office procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes to complete. The procedure is painless; some patients compare the feeling of treatment to that of sitting under a warm blanket. The treatment hand piece does not come in contact with the body, leaving the overlying skin, hair follicles and sweat glands unharmed.
Male plastic surgery
Over the past 15 years, there has been an astounding 50 percent increase in the number of men having plastic surgery. Men have found that plastic surgery helps boost their career and their personal lives as they become more confident and look more youthful and attractive. The most popular male plastic surgery procedures include rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast reduction, and liposuction.