The New Year may have only just started, but there’s already speculation as to what the top cosmetic surgery trends will be. Last year saw some pretty unique cosmetic surgery trends. Butt enhancements, breast reduction, neck rejuvenation and lip enhancements were just some of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures carried out over the past year.
So, what can we expect in 2018? Here, we’ll look at some of the top procedures set to take over in the coming year.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend #1: Prejuvenation
First up, we have what’s being dubbed as ‘Prejuvenation’. This refers to aesthetic procedures which target the signs of ageing before they’ve even begun. The goal of the patient is to prevent the signs of ageing from showing in the first place such as wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines.
There are numerous Prejuvenation
Cosmetic Surgery Trend #2: Discriminating dermal fillers
Temporary dermal fillers were huge in 2017 and they show no signs of slowing down in the coming year. However, the results patients can expect to achieve from fillers in 2018 is expected to change.
Fillers are being constantly improved and there’s more available now than ever before. Surgeons are expecting new fillers to enter the market this year, which focus on creating a subtler look. In particular, fillers are likely to become more flexible, enabling the facial muscles to move more than it would with traditional fillers.
The commonest sites treated for prejuvenation are the cheeks (to add volume, improve cheek contour and provide an element of lift), the lines between the nose and lips (to smooth, and are also improved by adding volume to the cheeks as above), and finer wrinkles eg around the mouth and chin. Treating these areas replaces volume to the face, which is lost with age, provides a degree of ‘lift’, optimises contours (particularly the cheek prominence), and smooths the skin surface from finer wrinkles.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend #3: Better anti-wrinkle injections
Anti-wrinkle injections are commonly combined with filler to relax and smooth lines in the forehead, the frown lines between the eyebrows, and the crows feet either side of the eyes. When done well, it provides a natural, relaxed/refreshed look and works very effectively in combination with the filler described above to effectively rejuvenate early signs of facial ageing.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend #4: Lighter skin peels
The current trend is towards multiple, milder skin peels, used regularly, and away from stronger peels and laser which have a longer downtime. These gently remove the top layer of the skin epidermis and reveal the smoother, underlying layers, whilst stimulating new collagen production to create a smoother, brighter, younger look.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend #5: Thighlighting
Thighlighting already started to become popular in late 2017 and it’s expected to continue rising in popularity. It’s more of a sculpting procedure which targets the upper leg. It removes excess fat, tissue and skin in order to create a more defined look. This procedure is only recommended to patients who have already reached their target weight as further weight loss could jeopardise the results.
So, there you have it, the above are just some of the top 2018 cosmetic surgery trends expected to take over the industry. However popular a cosmetic surgery trend is though it is important to ensure it’s the right choice for you; London cosmetic surgeon Mr Paul Tulley can offer unbiased and expert advice on the most appropriate cosmetic surgery procedure.