As the dawn of a new decade is just around the corner, cosmetic surgery continues to be a popular choice among patients. According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), 72% of facial plastic surgeons reported an increase in cosmetic surgery in patients under the age of 30 in 2018. That number does not look to be decreasing anytime in the near future. Let’s take a look at the year ahead of us and see the plastic surgery procedures that look to be popular in 2020.
When the public thinks of the phrase “plastic surgery”, they often think of a facelift that stretches the face and gives a windswept look to the appearance of the patient. The process of making large changes to the appearance of a person seems to be subsiding in favor of trying for a more natural look with subtle adjustments or enhancements to the face or body. In a recent online interview, Dr. Simon Ourian, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon said “A few years ago, people wanted to have dramatic improvements. Now people are becoming more aware that a little goes a long way, so it’s a breath of fresh air to see patients who just want to do a little bit at a time, or maybe just enhance it no more than 20 percent at a time. That way they’ll continue to look like themselves, but perhaps a more Instagram-filtered version.”
What does this mean for 2020? Look for more non-invasive procedures such as fillers for the face or other areas of the body, along with facial rejuvenation treatments such as Botox, to continue to grow in popularity in the New Year thanks to the subtle changes they can provide to the appearance of a person.
As a person continues to age, the skin starts to sag as gravity begins to make the skin droop. In addition, the process of gaining and losing weight throughout the lifetime of a person can also contribute to the skin starting to sag and having a loose appearance to others looking at the skin. As a person gets older, they end up with more skin than they need because of the changes in the weight of a person and the stretching of the skin.
In the past, the main method of dealing with excess skin was cutting out a portion of the skin or performing a facelift or a body lift. These days, there are energy devices that cosmetic surgeons can use that cause the skin to shrink. The drooping of the face can cause jowls to appear and this excess skin can hang along the jawline and below the cheeks. Depending on the age or desired results of a patient, the person might not want to commit to undergoing a neck lift to rejuvenate the look of the skin. Some of the most popular options to deal with skin that droops include:
Facial fillers have been popular for many years and that trend looks to continue into 2020. Facial fillers add volume to areas of the face that have an older or sunken look due to the loss of volume as a person ages. Fillers plump the area where the volume loss has occurred and gives the treated area a more youthful look that is refreshed and rejuvenated in its appearance. While fillers are not a permanent solution to turning back the clock, they do provide results that can last anywhere from six months to a year or two.
The beginning of a new year, as well as a new decade, results in people looking back as well as others looking forward to the future. The cosmetic procedures discussed above are trends that are expected to continue into 2020 thanks to the results they have shown in the past.
One of the most interesting aspects of predicting cosmetic surgery trends is that there are always cosmetic procedures being invented and perfected for future use. This means that the cosmetic surgery trends that are being predicted at the end of 2019 might not be the trends that are popular at the end of 2020. Whatever the popular trends are at the end of next year, Cosmetic Town News will be ready to share these trends with cosmetic surgery fans all over the world.