Just like there are trends in fashion, there are trends in cosmetic surgery. What trends are in and popular now, and what trends are fading out? The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released their trends report for 2014, with some interesting results.
Minimally invasive procedures like Botox injections, soft tissue fillers, chemical peels and others have seen an increase, especially from 2013 to 2014. More and more people are looking to improve their looks without going under the knife.
Procedures like butt implants and lifts have grown over the last few years. The study suggests people don’t necessarily want bigger backsides; they want more shapely ones.
Men Are Going Under The Knife Too
As a result of rising obesity rates the number of breast reductions in men has increased. This is believed to be due to the increasing obesity rates in the United States. Another procedure, pectoral implants, has also risen among men from 2013-2014. While the two might seem contradictory, keep in mind that each procedure is aimed at a specific goal. Breast reduction is exactly what it sounds like: reducing the fat in the breasts. On the other hand, pectoral implants give a man’s chest a more toned, muscular look.
New Plastic Surgery Trends Emerging
But some new trends are very unusual, to say the least. A buccal lipectomy, also known as “chubby cheek surgery,” removes little balls of fat from the cheek area, giving the face a more chiseled look. Maybe chubby cheeks are only cute on babies after all.
Another fairly new trend is belly button surgery. People who are self-conscious about their outie belly button can get it turned into a more aesthetically pleasing innie. The procedure is a simple incision on top of the belly button. The downside is that it does leave a scar. But if the surgeon does it right, the scar should tuck in nicely with the rest of the belly button and become invisible.
Other odd procedures seeing rises in popularity are body modifications like tongue splitting, and dimple implants. These are further out of the mainstream when it comes to plastic surgery, but still shows that people are looking for more and more ways to differentiate themselves from the mainstream population
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