What does 2016 hold for cosmetic surgery?
A report by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery claims that one in three doctors have seen an increased demand for plastic surgery, due to social media and people becoming more aware of their looks.
Here are the changes that 2016 is set to bring to cosmetic surgery:
Female genital surgery one of the fastest growing fields within cosmetic surgery, with more women undergoing the surgery for either personal reasons or due to issues from childbirth.
Figures show that five times the amount of labiaplasty procedures are now being carried out, in comparison to 2001. Now, there has been a demand in a liposuction-type procedure which removes excess fat in the area, which can affect women’s self-confidence.
Tweakments, not treatments
People are leaning more towards what are being known as “tweakments”, which are subtle changes to a person’s appearance. One study found that 72 per cent of British people considering cosmetic surgery were only after a minor change that is only obvious to themselves.
Many women are seeking to avoid going under the knife altogether, which has led to an increase in non-surgical treatments, which seek to roll back the years in a subtler manner.
Thanks to celebrities such as Olivia Wilde, more people have been requesting facial surgery to get the signature defined jawline that has been long associated with the actress.
Whilst here in the UK, traditional surgery has been used to get the results, a new injection has been trialled in America, and could be making its way across the pond this year. Called Kybella, it dissolves fat and breaks it down into small particles which can be absorbed into the body. The injection can be used as an alternative to surgery on areas such as double chins.
If you are thinking of having surgery and have any questions about the procedures, please feel free to contact us for more information.
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