January 4, 2023 Tags: Plastic Surgery News
Just as fashion trends come and go, certain cosmetic procedures become more or less desirable. The popularity and demand for specific plastic surgery procedures is influenced by factors such as technology, the economy, surgical innovation, and cultural shifts. According to Allure magazine, experts predict “a return to the knife” in 2023. Here are the biggest plastic surgery trends you can expect to see in the new year.
Thanks to surgical innovation & advanced techniques, facelift results have come leaps and bounds compared to years past. Dubbed the “facelift lite,” a new approach to this cosmetic procedure has emerged that involves less pulling than traditional facelifts, while still eliminating wrinkles and tightening the skin. The result is a fresh and rejuvenated appearance without a “frozen” or unnatural look. Advancements in this procedure have made it increasingly popular, especially among those in their 40s and 50s. Patients are now seeking facelifts earlier and earlier to reduce maintenance and save money down the line, and experts believe this trend will continue. In 2023 experts expect “the facelift [to be] the anchor and then in-office procedures like Botox and filler [to] support the results,” reports Allure.
While injectables such as Juvéderm and Botox are phenomenal for preventing and erasing fine lines and wrinkles, they are not without limitations — particularly when it comes to treating concerns in the eye area. In 2023, experts predict that blepharoplasties (otherwise known as eyelid lifts) and brow lifts will become increasingly popular. For patients with puffiness, excess skin or fat on the eyelids, or severe brow and forehead lines, these procedures are excellent long-lasting solutions. Keeping in theme with facelifts, these minor tweaks can make all the difference for patients desiring a rejuvenated appearance without looking “overdone.”
President of the American Society of Plastic Surgery, Steven Williams, predicts that liposuction and breast augmentations will become more popular in 2023 based on two factors: the economy and longevity. Breast implants and lipo are long-lasting procedures. Implants last approximately ten years and liposuction is usually permanent. Typically, patients desiring fat removal or augmentation have considered these plastic surgery procedures for an extended period of time (because of their long-lasting results) before going under the knife. They aren’t overnight decisions. “When someone has been planning and saving for the last decade, they’re going to find a way to make it work out,” says Williams. Apart from the economy and longevity of these procedures, experts predict a rise in popularity because these surgeries are often combined to create and enhance an hourglass shape.
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