With the increasing focus on aesthetics and looking good, the demand for body contouring in NYC has reached new heights. Likewise, recent market research reports indicate that the rising awareness about cosmetic surgical procedures and ease of access to them, rising disposable incomes, and growing incidence of obesity are driving the demand for body sculpting procedures globally. What does 2018 hold for the cosmetic surgery industry? Let’s see what the experts have to say.
The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS) has made predictions about plastic surgery trends and popularity in 2018 based on its annual survey of 35,000 plastic surgeons in 106 countries. One of the main developments, according to this survey, is the rise in the demand for cosmetic surgery among men. Men are becoming more comfortable with cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. The five most popular cosmetic surgical procedures for men worldwide in 2016 were blepharoplasty (286,418), gynecomastia or male breast reduction NYC (236,371), rhinoplasty (217,152), liposuction (213,992) and hair transplantation (116,487). Since these procedures were also the top five in 2015, ISAPS says that this trend will continue in 2018 too.
Other procedures that ISAPS lists as trending include upper and lower body lifts, breast augmentation, rhinoplasty, and labiaplasty. Designed to remove unwanted fat and skin, upper and lower body lifts, which combine several procedures, deserve special attention. While arm lifts, breast lift surgery, abdominal liposuction and buttock lift are popular on their own, plastic surgeons now offer these treatments as a package under upper and lower body lifts. Breast augmentation remains as popular as ever and expected trends in 2018 include changes such as new technologies and altered perceptions on the ideal breast size.
A report from The Aesthetic Channel provides an overview of the trends for the current year based on the views of experts from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS).
According to Jeffrey E. Janis, M.D., president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), in 2018, fat grafting safety, multimodal pain management and nerve decompression for migraine headaches will have a big impact in the field of plastic surgery. “Fat grafting to correct reconstructive deformities or augment cosmetic surgery results is a growing part of everyone’s practice. What’s going to be new this year is technical refinements on how to make fat grafting as safe as possible,” he says.
According to a recent American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) press release, facial plastic surgeons predict that filler refinements and injectable rhinoplasty will be among the top 2018 facial procedure trends. The demand for facial plastic surgery is driven by social media selfies. In fact, 40% of AAFPRS members in the 2016 AAFPRS member survey said that patients requested facial plastic surgery to look better on social media.
According to an ASAPS expert, the treatments that are expected to be a hit in 2018 are laser-assisted breast reduction and lift, Botox, labiaplasty, and filler-fueled eye rejuvenation. ASAPS president and Honolulu-based plastic surgeon Clyde H. Ishii, M.D. told The Aesthetic Channel that “many women seeking breast augmentation want a more natural look – specifically, to avoid the obvious augmented breast look. And many large-breasted women are seeking breast reductions at earlier ages – not waiting until their 50s and 60s to do it.” He noted that “the popularity of an active lifestyle probably contributes to this trend”.