Plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery is on the rise and is posting yearly increases in the number of procedures performed, especially minimally invasive procedures. The aim of looking better or more youthful can be achieved any number of ways, especially through lifestyle changes, but plastic surgery is still demanded as a quicker alternative to improve or restore one’s appearance.
According the the American Society of Plastic Surgeons the top five plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. in 2017 were breast augmentation, liposuction, nose reshaping, eyelid surgery, and tummy tuck. The top five minimally invasive cosmetic procedures in 2017 were Botulinum Toxin Type A, soft tissue fillers, chemical peel, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion.
With the advancement of health technology, there are several trends taking shape in cosmetic surgery that may be of interest to medical tourists and plastic surgery tourists. Some are easy to do while on vacation and require little down time making them more accessible and reliable. Remember to always research the plastic surgery clinic extensively before undergoing any treatment.
Minimally Invasive Cosmetic Procedures Easier Than Ever
Injectables, laser, and skin resurfacing are popular trending treatments. They do not require a lot of time to complete and are lower in cost. They are easier procedures to try for the medical traveler and a less risky way to test out a clinic to determine if they provide a quality service before trying other treatments.
More Men Seeking Cosmetic Procedures For Enhanced Masculinity
With the ease of getting a cosmetic procedure and less down time during the recovery process, more men are seeking to look better surgically. According to fashion magazines, more masculine features are becoming trendy meaning that men are looking for stronger jaw lines, chins, and neck lines.
Ultra-Specific Cosmetic Procedures In Demand
If you have a blemish on your face that you want to fix or to use botox in non-traditional locations , there are ways to do this now. Called micro-optimizations, they can fix nagging issues such as reducing stretching skin from aging anywhere on the face or head. Using botox in earlobes is an example.
Body-Shaping To Look Amazing
New technology seems to be advancing the capability of body sculpting. New tools using magnetic fields to cause thousands of muscle contractions in a short period of time may be able to convert fat to muscle and give the body a leaner look. Because it is painless, it may be the new trend in giving patients the shape they want.
Preventative Skin Treatments
The best way to slow down the aging process is to utilize preventative care. Most patients ignore skin issues until they become a problem. A new generation of patients is being proactive and starting earlier to manage the health of their skin and control earlier on how they will look when they age. With the accessibility of non-invasive skin care, it is much simpler now to start early.