Top Aesthetic Treatment Trends to Expect in 2020

With scientific, medical and technological advancements, cosmetic surgery trends change all the time. Body contouring in New York City has been growing in popularity as an effective option to treat stubborn fat pockets, sagging skin, and cellulite that are resistant to even stringent diets and rigorous exercise. In fact, the demand for body contouring procedures has reached new heights with the increasing focus on looking good. Change in beauty ideals are reflected in cosmetic surgery trends. For instance, the increased interest in buttock contouring in recent years has fuelled the demand for fat transfer buttock augmentation in NYC, with a tremendous increase over the past decade. However, other treatments continue to lead the race – liposuction has been in the top 5 cosmetic minimally-invasive procedures for several years.

Aesthetic Treatment Trends to Expect in 2020

What does 2020 hold for the plastic surgery industry? A recent report from New Beauty listed the predictions of top plastic surgeons and dermatologists on the top aesthetic surgery trends to expect this year:

  • Fractional Facelifts: The effects of aging become visible first on the face, making treatments such as facelift surgery one of the most requested cosmetic surgical procedures in the U.S. A facelift in NYC can address folds, wrinkles, lines and creases on the face that develop due to natural aging, gravity, sun exposure and other environmental aspects, etc.

    According to the report, fractional facelifts will take center stage in 2020. An expert describes the treatment, which is based on micro-coring of skin, as a technique where “anywhere from dozens to hundreds of tiny, full thickness cores of the skin are removed”. This will leaves bridges of normal skin between them, promoting skin contraction and a veritable lift, without surgery and with very little downtime.

    EmbraceRF is another popular nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment that provides results similar to a traditional facelift. It uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to mold facial fat in strategic positions and addresses skin laxity to produce natural-looking results. With its ability to provide amazing outcomes with minimal downtime and short recovery, this minimally invasive procedure could continue to be in the spotlight in 2020. In fact, the report cites an expert as saying that in 2020, “Facial rejuvenation via thermal energy created with the aid of ultrasound or radio frequency energy will continue to on the top of the list of nonsurgical options”.

  • Wide awake procedures: Many body contouring procedures are now performed as wide-awake procedure under local anesthesia (with or without light sedation) and experts predict these treatments to continue their upward trend in 2020. Plastic surgeons can use local anesthesia to perform virtually any aesthetic procedure, including liposuction, browlifts, and eyelid rejuvenation with the patient awake and comfortable. Facelifts, Brazilian butt augmentation in NYC, and hi-definition liposuction are among the many minimally-invasive procedures that skilled plastic surgeons perform using local anesthesia. Liposuction technologies such as Smartlipo (laser assisted), BodyTite (radiofrequency assisted), and VASER lipo (ultrasound assisted) provide natural-looking results when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon.
  • Jawline treatments: The report predicts that more and more patients will opt to have treatments to lift and tighten specific areas of their faces, especially the midface and jawline.

    Kybella in NYC is a popular FDA-approved injectable to improve the chin and jawline. This double chin treatment is an effective option to treat moderate to severe fat under the chin and improve your profile. EmbraceRF combines InMode’s Facetite technology and Morpheus8 to treat the neck and jawline. According to New Beauty, InMode’s new minimally invasive AccuTite device is one of the most exciting new treatments for both the face and body.

  • Living fat transfer will replace implants: Fat transfer offers a natural way to add volume to various body areas and improve contour. Plastic surgeons expect fat grafting to continue its upward trend in the coming years. It involves removing fat from one area of your body and transferring it to another area that needs enhancement. Fat transfer in NYC is used in both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Performed by the best US plastic surgeons, fat transfer buttock augmentation is an ideal option for women who are looking for small to moderate improvement in buttock size. Fat grafts also improve the outcomes of breast augmentation with implants.

Other top trends that feature in the New Beauty report include long-lasting fillers combined with body-tightening devices to treat cellulite and crepey skin, and the resurgence of plasma skin due to the introduction of new plasma-powered machines.

Botox is another cosmetic treatment that is expected to be more popular than ever in 2020, according to Glamour Magazine. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that the year 2018 saw 7.4 million Botox injections, an increase of 3% from 2017. Experts point out that this versatile cosmetic procedure is becoming popular among the younger generation of patients seeking preventative treatments. According to a Fox News report, millennials in their 20s and 30s are staying ahead of the game by choosing to have preventative Botox to keep wrinkles from forming. In this selfie era and social-media obsessed world, it’s not surprising that millennials are turning to preventative Botox to look their best.

If you are considering body contouring in NYC, choose an AAAASF-accredited plastic surgery practice that provides the service of skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. In a reliable practice, the plastic surgeon and staff would be focused on providing customized outcomes and a safe, smooth and comfortable surgical experience.

InMode Gets Health Canada Certification for Its New Products

InMode, a global provider of innovative, energy-based, minimally invasive and non-invasive medical solutions, recently announced that they received Health Canada Certification for their multiple new products. Of the diverse products that received the certification, two are clinically proven technologies – Morpheus8 and AccuTite. These products have dominated the US market as the leading choice of aesthetic solutions for physicians. The introduction of these products also shows InMode’s commitment in creating innovative, life-changing technologies that enhance beauty and well-being.

The first product of its kind to get such a certification, Morpheus8 is designed specifically to morph aging skin and contour the body. This new Subdermal Adipose Remodeling Device (SARD) can fractionally remodel and contour the face and body. It can improve skin texture and acne scars and reduce wrinkles on the face and body thus providing patients with long-lasting results, without surgery and downtime.


The smallest minimally invasive technology available, AccuTite delivers precision heating in addition to the science and safety recognized with the Radio-frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) family of technologies. With this technology, specific treatments can be done under local anesthesia, in an office setting, in less than 20 minutes. Several safeguards built into this technology ensure uniform and gentle heating and thus makes the procedure comfortable and effective.

According to Dr. Spero Theodorou, InMode’s Chief Medical Officer, “We are pleased to bring Morpheus8 and AccuTite to our Canadian patients. These technologies have opened new horizons, providing minimally invasive options for patients who are looking for long-lasting results with minimal downtime, with safety and efficacy in mind.”

Shakil Lakhani, President of InMode North America says that expanding their product portfolio with disruptive technologies is critical for accelerating the growth of the InMode brand globally. Canada is a key market for them, and the introduction of these products is a prime example of their commitment to deliver innovative life-changing technologies.

InMode also announced that along with these two products, they also obtained Health Canada certification for an alternate version of their BodyTite technology which is currently sold in the Canadian market. Powered by directional RF, BodyTite assists in three-dimensional tissue remodeling through fat coagulation and volumetric heating. The coagulation of fat using RF-induced heat results in radio-frequency assisted lipolysis (RFAL).

InMode had announced Paula Abdul as their brand ambassador in August 2019 and the company experienced a reversal in their fortune after this announcement.

InMode Announces New Restorative Developments for the Women’s Health and Wellness Market

InMode Announces New Restorative Developments for the Women's Health and Wellness Market
Health and wellness should be a priority for women, but this can be difficult for many women who lead busy lives and don’t take the time needed to stay on top of their health and wellbeing. Here comes the need for new developments in women’s health and wellness market. According to a news release by GlobeNewswire, InMode Ltd., a leading global provider of innovative, energy-based solutions has announced the results of a retrospective multi center study “Role of Radiofrequency (Votiva, InMode) in Pelvic Floor Restoration”, published on April 25, 2019 in the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open Journal. The study was conducted by Dr. Erez Dayan, Dr. Henry Ramirez, Dr. Spero Theodorou of bodySCULPT® in NYC, and Lacy Westfall, NP. 50 patients experiencing pelvic floor disease symptoms post vaginal childbirth underwent this treatment. The results showed that there was a significant measurable improvement in maximal pelvic floor contraction, and also that radiofrequency was safe for pelvic floor dysfunction treatment.

President of InMode North America, Shakil Lakhani, says, “We are excited to offer a solution for mothers post-pregnancy to restore their pelvic floor function. With no adverse events reported, this study establishes Votiva as a safe and effective option for women across the globe.”

RF treatment may provide particular benefits in cases of disturbance to the genito-pelvic floor, where stretching of the vaginal introitus can lead to decreased sexual function, lubrication, genito-pelvic sensation, stress urinary incontinence, bowel incontinence, chronic pelvic pain, and pelvic organ prolapse. Votiva is a versatile radiofrequency workstation that combines gentle volumetric heating with fractional coagulation of tissue. Used for vaginal rejuvenation, it is the first and only device on the market that helps to revive both the internal and external tissue of the vagina without the need for painful surgery or significant downtime. Votiva treatment combines 2 innovative radiofrequency devices – FormaV™ and Morpheus8 ™- to tighten loose tissues and reinforce vaginal skin structure and elasticity.

Another development made is the introduction of new technology Aviva, an AccuTite-powered procedure. This minimally invasive procedure restores the function and appearance of the vulva by offering a non-excisional alternative to labiaplasty.  Powered by AccuTite, this procedure is the smallest minimally-invasive radiofrequency contraction technology. Its RFAL technology has been shown to be safe and effective in numerous peer-reviewed publications.

One of the major advantages of this procedure is that Aviva offers women a scarless natural result with less downtime, whereas downtime and visible scars are the two issues that prevent potential labiaplasty patients from proceeding with surgery. This innovative procedure can be done under local anesthesia, in an office setting, in less than 20 minutes, without excising excess skin.

This new technology is believed to be a game changer in aesthetic surgery due to its benefits. Initial findings of this procedure were presented at the 2019 The Aesthetics Meeting, an annual meeting for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) held in New Orleans from May 16-21.

The co-founder and CEO of InMode, Moshe Mizrahy says that they are pleased that Votiva and Aviva have received positive feedback and validated clinical results. He concluded that they intend to develop new technologies and procedures for women’s health, and lead innovation in this market.

Achieve Precision Fat Reduction with InMode’s New AccuTite

Achieve Precision Fat Reduction with InMode’s New AccuTiteThe latest in the Radio-Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) family of technologies, InMode’s AccuTite  is the smallest minimally-invasive contraction device for facial and body contouring. It delivers precision heating and fat reduction, allowing the cosmetic surgeon to deliver consistent, impressive results. Whether your concern is an aging or tired face, armpit fat, or wrinkled skin, this radiofrequency assisted treatment can provide surgical-quality results with dramatically less downtime than other treatments.

The procedure can effectively treat facial areas such as brow, periorbital, nasolabial fold, lower face and neck as well as body areas like axilla bra fat, upper arms, hands, abdomen, etching inner, thigh and knees. The procedure is in ideal option for those seeking precision fat reduction or skin contraction – without surgical intervention. Candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the results. The AccuTite procedure can

  • improve the appearance of older and tired eyes
  • reveal a more youthful face
  • provide a long lasting contouring alternative to fillers by smoothing and correcting nasolabial folds
  • provide effective a lower face contouring, eliminating the need for a conventional lower facelift
  • provide skin retraction even in hard to treat areas
  • reveal natural muscle tone/produce the desired etch of a fitter appearance

This contraction device also features numerous safeguards that ensure uniform and gentle heating, which makes the procedure comfortable and effective. Several clinical studies and peer-reviewed publications have proven the safety and efficacy of this InMode device. AccuTite can also be used in conjunction with InMode’s subdermal adipose remodeling device Morpheus8, which tightens and lift loose skin.

Treatments are typically done in a doctor’s office under local anesthesia in less than 15 minutes. While the results can be seen immediately, best results are noticeable after 6 weeks and continuing up to 12 months. Mild swelling or redness will be common after treatment. Post-procedure, patients can go home and also resume regular activities shortly. Depending on the treatment area, wearing a compression garment may be recommended. Getting the procedure done by plastic surgeon with expertise in RFAL treatments is important for optimal results.