Trends of 2015: Will They Continue?

Plastic surgery procedures have become increasingly more popular as time and technique moves forward. The cosmetic surgery industry has seen some procedures rise and fall, but others are still going strong. At our practice, we believe that some procedures may stay on top of the trending market for years, and we’ve listed them below.

We like to offer our patients a little insight into just what they should expect with these plastic surgery procedures and some alternatives to think about with them. Will the trends of 2015 continue? Check out these procedures and share your thoughts with us.

  • Liposuction

When you’re trying to get rid of stubborn fat and have tried everything that is naturally possible with diet and exercise, liposuction is the best option. Liposuction is popular because it’s a quick fix to any of those final touches you want to shave off of your thighs, arms, tummy and chin. This procedure was the most popular procedure in 2015 with 396,048 procedures performed. This procedure is only for people that have just a small amount of fat they want to remove, and it is not recommended for individuals who are trying to lose a significant amount of weight.

If you’re looking for a quick fix this summer, this procedure is your best bet as it works wonders with contouring the body as well. Even when we work out and watch what we eat, we can’t always achieve optimal contouring in these areas. Additional areas liposuction treats are the back, buttocks, calves, and ankles, behind the knees, around the waist, neck, and cheeks. We think this one will live on well after 2016.

  • Breast Augmentation

For women all over the world, breast augmentation can help change the way your breasts look completely and boost your confidence. With breast augmentation we focus on restoring your pre-pregnancy look from the fullness and shape of the breasts to the position of your nipples and areola size. Implants are what’s known in this procedure and what makes it so popular among women. Implants can be as natural as your own breast tissue. So far, this is the best option for changing the look and feel of your breasts. In 2015 alone, there were over 305,000 breast augmentations done in the United States.

  • Tummy Tuck

This procedure can be done on men and women alike, to remove excess fat from the abdominal area and loose skin leftover. No matter if you’re a mother or father, excess fat can gather around the midsection during times of stress and family pregnancy. We understand the struggle and recommend this procedure to our patients that need an extra tuck around the middle. Depending on your preference and the physician recommendation, you may or may not require this procedure. There are many options for you, think of liposuction as another option.

The benefits of a tummy tuck are that you can have the entire structure of the internal muscles in this area redone. Muscles in the abdominal area can become weak and loose when the skin around the area stretches and excess fat weighs down the supporting muscles. To get back to your flat and toned abdomen this procedure is the perfect option. Over 180,000 procedures were performed in 2015, and we think this one will stick around.

  • Eyelid Surgery

When we age, the skin around our eyes becomes thin and can sag when the muscle surrounding the eye weakens; excess fat grows into these areas where the skin starts to loosen. Eyelid surgery helps to remove this excess fat and skin around the eyes since it starts to block our vision and presents problems with immunity.

The more exposed the eyes become with sagging skin in the lower region of the eye, the more susceptible we are to infections and dry eyes. This procedure benefits those with bags around the underside of the eyes and any puffiness in the upper lids that cause the brows to droop, making us look angry and tired. Last year, in the world of plastic surgery there were over 170,000 of these procedures performed.

  • Breast Lift

For women looking to raise the position of their breasts, the breast lift is one of the most popular procedures out there with over 146,000 procedures done last year. You can have this procedure done with or without implants as it is often recommended in combination with breast augmentation. The breast lift is a quick fix that will last for a few years or so to help reduce severe sagging in the breasts. Removing the excess skin and re-positioning the tissues in the breasts, is the easiest way to modify them, so they look better than they have in years. A fun fact about breast lifts is that they have replaced rhinoplasty as the fifth most popular surgical procedure in 2015.

We think these procedures will last well beyond 2015, but there are always new techniques and modifications to assist patients in reducing recovery time, pain and increase their results. Call our practice to schedule your consultation for any of our cosmetic surgery procedures and stick with the trends today at (561) 406-6574.