As 2018 draws to a close, we take a look at the treatments and surgeries that are set to rule the plastic surgery industry in 2019.
Breast implants may have been among the most popular treatments a decade ago, but recent figures suggest this is no longer the case. 2017 saw a 20% decrease in breast augmentation procedures for women, while the number of breast reductions for both genders, rose. Opting for breasts that fit better with body shape, weight and height for women, or the ‘need’ to reduce man boobs for men explain this trend, as well as a cultural shift in what is considered attractive.
“Breast reductions are consistently reported as one of the highest patient satisfaction procedures because it positively affects a woman’s quality of life. It addresses both functional and aesthetic concerns.” Jeffrey E. Janis, President of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
2019 will see this rise continue, along with the addition of laser bra lifts.
Botox will still rule the non-surgical side of the industry, due to its ability to fight signs of ageing, removing lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet in the process. 2019 will also see people opting for Botox as a preventive treatment, especially in young people wanting to prolong their youthful face for as long as possible. With rumours circulating that surgeons abroad are formulating an updated Botox that will stop wrinkles occurring in the first place, and that 2019 may see a new procedure surface that will blow Botox out of the water, we can’t wait to see what happens.
2017 dubbed labiaplasty, ‘the world’s fastest-growing cosmetic procedure’, seeing a 45% rise year-on-year. Usually removing extra tissue (‘Trim Technique’) or reducing tissue and reshaping the labia (‘Wedge Technique’), there are various reasons why more and more women have been opting for this treatment:
“Most female patients request labiaplasty to help minimise pain, while others request it to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area. This procedure empowers women, and helps them achieve a better quality of life through increased comfort and sexual confidence,” Lina Triana, The International Society of Plastic Surgery.
With a high patient satisfaction rate, it’s no wonder that this trend will continue in 2019.
Popularised by celebrities such as Kylie Jenner and Priyanka Chopra, fillers are set to make it big in 2019. Used to rejuvenate the cheeks, lips, eye area, nose and chin, these collagen and hyaluronic acid-filled injections are proving a great alternative to face lifts, themselves on the decrease.
Similarly, the non-surgical nose job, which involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose to restructure and reshape it, is frequently being chosen over rhinoplasty due to its non-invasive nature.
Plastic surgeons around the country are predicting that PRP (platelet-rich plasma) will be big in 2019, due to its multi-functional nature. PRP involves drawing blood from a patient, separating out the platelets from the red blood cells and injecting the former back into the skin. This boosts natural healing, removing wrinkles, lines and sun damage, as well as stimulating hair growth.
We can’t wait to see what else 2019 brings. To find out more about any of the treatments mentioned in this post, please call us today on 0151 374 2725.