The most popular plastic surgery trends point toward one thing: plastic surgery is normalizing.
Though the discipline has long struggled with stigma, it’s now clear that the age of social media is making it more common place for people to go under the knife and come out with a natural look that’s better than ever.
It’s pretty clear that people’s cosmetic wants have not changed much over time. Bigger breasts, a little less fat, and some quiet facial procedures.
For the first time, the ASPS included data on labiaplasties. Apparently, this procedure’s seen a 39 percent increase since last year.
In terms of trends, fat transfer is a new procedure that’s becoming popular. In this procedure, fat is taken from one part of the body and used to volumize another part. The tendency is for fat transfers to be used to augment the breasts.
Facelifts are back as well, after dropping in 2015. They briefly dropped off the map due to the popularity of fillers, which are an easy way to rejuvenate the look of the face for months or even years at a time.
But it seems that people are interested in longer lasting changes, and coming back to facelifts because of the better technique that is now offered.
There were a total of 17.1 million cosmetic procedures done in 2016. This includes both surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Of these 17.1 million, 1.8 million were surgical.
For reference, in 2015, there were 15.9 million procedures in total–which is a staggering increase. Since 2000, cosmetic treatment procedures have increased 115 percent.
It seems as if cosmetic treatments are here to stay.
And while the face of the field is ever changing, some aesthetic wants, it seems, are immortal. For more information about cosmetic procedures scroll through our website or call to schedule an appointment.