Top Ten Plastic Surgery Trends 2016

As with anything else, trends come and go in the world of plastic surgery. With an economy that doesn’t seem to want to get jumpstarted, people are choosing to have different procedures than they might in a more robust time period. In the latter half of the first decade of the new millennium, there has been a sharp decline in the number of surgeries. Of course, with the industry making nearly 12 billion dollars in 2008, one could hardly call this evidence of a downturn. But as procedures and techniques change, so do the procedures and operations people are choosing to get.

  1. One starting change has been a tremendous increase in the popularity of nonsurgical procedures. This can be mostly attributed to the advent of Botox, which has given millions of people a chance to get rid of the wrinkles and lines with simple injections rather than an extensive procedure.
  2. Botox is more popular at this time than any surgical procedure, even ones like liposuction and breast augmentation, which have always enjoyed tremendous popularity.
  3. The study which polled people considering plastic surgery within the next two years, found almost 30% reported average household incomes of less than $30,000. 41% had annual incomes of $31,000-$60,000. Only 13% claimed salaries of more than $90,000 per year.
  4. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Millennials will become users of plastic surgery.
  5. Invasive procedures will continue to grow as they present less downtime. Over 80% of eleven million cosmetic procedures performed in the year 2014 were the ASAPS.
  6. Male patients are an increasing user of plastic surgery. In the year 2014, male patients represented ten percent of all cosmetic patients.
  7. Technology has also caused the more traditional forms of liposuction to take a hit, while laser liposuction has become the next big thing. Not only is the procedure much less dangerous, it requires far less downtime. With traditional liposuction, a patient can expect no miss as much as two weeks of work time. With the new laser treatments, many patients can be back at work within just a couple of days.
  8. There will be a continued increase in the number of women who are seeking for vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
  9. The number of non-Caucasian people who are seeking for plastic surgery will continue to rise. Non-caucasians represent over 25% plastic surgery patients.
  10. As plastic surgery has become a common cultural phenomenon, its critics have grown increasingly vocal. Some view it as radical conformity to artificial standards of beauty perpetuated by mass media.

Overall, the number for all forms of plastic surgery is way up from where they were 15 years ago, and this overall trend is unlikely to change anytime soon. With latest procedures, less invasive techniques and dropping prices, expect to see the field expand in the coming years as more and more people find they have the desire and funds to get the corrections they want.