Trends are not limited to clothing, make-up and food. Medical spas go through trends, too.
Here’s what cosmetic surgeons are expecting plenty of requests for in the upcoming year.
Laser Bra Lift
Breasts are always big business for plastic surgeons. Whether it’s enhancements or reductions, many women seek help in this department from clinical experts. This year, if the international trend forecast is anything to go by, fewer people will be going under the knife. They will be opting for what is known as the Laser Bra Lift instead. This treatment uses lasers to create a fuller, perkier look by manipulating existing tissue to act like an internal bra.
"It creates a full, perky look— it's essentially an internal bra, with no foreign material," explains Grant Stevens, a Los Angeles-based plastic surgeon, who pioneered the two-hour procedure after noticing that lasers affect breast tissue similarly to facial tissue (i.e. improved elasticity and smoothness). Instead of removing and discarding excess skin from the breast, the Laser Bra Lift leaves skin intact and treats it with a C02 laser, thereby creating an "internal bra."
Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments around, probably because it’s effective and a lot less scary than a face lift. It not only softens the appearance of wrinkles but can also prevent them from forming in the first place.
Surgeons abroad claim to be introducing an even better formula than Botox later in the year. Although it's still unclear as to what exactly a better Botox will entail. There are similar products in the pipeline that will likely come out in 2018, which could eclipse Botox as the most frequently administered cosmetic injectable.
Yep. It seems that these days there is no end to the things we are able to customize. In 2016, requests for labiaplasty increased by 23 percent and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down.
Whatever the reason people are getting these procedures, 2018 will see even more of them being performed. And now with the laser treatments available, who is to say this trend is slowing down?
2018 will be all about new uses for fillers. Most notably — and perhaps most surprisingly — around the eyes. Specifically, more docs will employ fillers to shape the eye area; a far cry from the notion of merely removing fat from around the eyes to minimize bags.
Fillers to the upper and lower eyelids restore the volume that is lost around the eyes as we age. Think of it like hardcore contouring for your peepers.