Cosmetic surgery procedures and plastic surgery trends are always evolving. Each year the numbers of Australians undergoing invasive and non-invasive cosmetic procedures increases.
And with recent research suggesting that Australians are spending $1 billion on cosmetic procedures, it’s interesting to forecast which cosmetic procedures will be the most popular in 2018.
The top 7 cosmetic procedures we think will dominate in 2018 include:
- Tummy tuck surgery
- Dermal fillers
- Brazilian Butt Lift
- Mummy makeover surgery
- Breast augmentation
Get a tighter, flatter stomach with tummy tuck surgery
Abdominoplasty surgery, otherwise known as a ‘tummy tuck’ is a surgical procedure to remove loose skin and excess fat from the middle and lower abdomen.
By reducing a protruding or drooping abdomen and smoothing loose skin, tummy tuck surgery can make a major difference to the body shape. Nearly all patients undergoing abdominoplasty feel very positive about its results.
Abdominoplasty is best suited for men and women in relatively good shape, but with loose abdominal skin and fat that won’t respond to dieting or exercise.
A tummy tuck repairs muscles and removes excess skin, revealing a stomach that is smoother and firmer.
It’s important to note that abdominoplasty isn’t a replacement for a healthy diet and regular exercise, nor is it a weight loss solution.
A tummy tuck procedure may be appropriate for you if:
- You have realistic expectations, are physically healthy and at a stable weight
- You have excess stomach fat that hasn’t responded to diet or exercise
- You have droopy or loose skin around your stomach
Find out more about tummy tuck surgery here.
Turn back the clock without surgery with dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are a popular facial rejuvenation treatment that restores volume specially targeted sites of the face.
When they’re used it’s possible to create a more youthful, fresher youthful look that still appears natural. Most people who decide to get dermal fillers want to add volume to their face while reducing lines and wrinkles.
Made from hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring substance found in your muscles, tendons and skin) dermal fillers are used to smooth out wrinkles, restore volume, plump lips and augment cheek volume.
Dermal fillers are commonly used in the following areas:
- Cheek bones (fillers can plump up and increase cheek firmness)
- Deep scars
- Deep nasolabial folds (your smile lines from the mouth to the nose)
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Jawline (to create more definition)
- Lips (to add volume and definition)
- Loss of facial volume
- Marionette lines (from your mouth to the chin)
- Sagging contours
- Tear troughs (the under eye area that is prone to bags, lines and shadows)
Dermal filler brand names include Juvaderm, Perlane, Restylane and Belotero.
Find out more about dermal fillers here.
How a Brazilian Butt Lift can give you better shaped, fuller butt
The Brazilian Butt Lift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that augments your buttocks using your own fat.
Fat is removed by liposuction and re-implanted into the buttocks. The fat used for Brazilian Butt Lift surgery is taken from the waist, lower stomach area and thighs.
A Brazilian Butt Lift aims to enhance the size, shape, size, and aesthetic appeal of the butt.
People who get Brazilian butt lift surgery can have a variety of butt shape problems. Their butt may become flat, saggy and deflated after weight loss or be full and large.
To be a candidate for Brazilian butt lift surgery, it is important that your overall health is good.
Find out more about Brazilian Butt Lift surgery here.
How mummy makeover surgery can help you get your figure back
After pregnancy, many women find that despite their best efforts with dieting and exercise their body doesn’t return to an acceptable state.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can result in parts of their bodies engorging, stretching or deflating.
Mummy makeover surgery can reverse and repair some of these effects in one operation. Due to advances in anaesthetic and surgical techniques, several procedures can be performed at the same time.
Mummy makeover surgical procedures can include:
- A tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Brazilian Butt Lift
In some cases, non-surgical treatments including dermal fillers and Botox can also be used to reduce the visibility of fine lines and wrinkles on the face.
Find out more about mummy makeover surgery here.
Botox to refresh the face and create a more youthful look
Anti-wrinkle injections (also called Botox and anti-wrinkle injections) are a popular anti-ageing treatment has been successfully used since the 1990’s to reduce and eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. Scientifically, Botox is one of the Botulinum type A injections.
Other brands that produce similar results to Botox include Dysport and Xeomin.
People who have anti-wrinkle injections usually have dynamic lines and wrinkles (wrinkles caused by movement of the muscle) that are making them look tired and old. They also want to prevent new wrinkles from forming.
Anti-wrinkle treatment areas of the face include:
- Bunny lines (the nose lines that appear when the nose moves)
- Crows feet (the outer corners of your eyes)
- Down turned mouth
- Eyebrow area
- Glabella (also referred to “11’s” this is the area between the eyebrows)
- Masseter (the muscle that is used for chewing)
- Mental crease (the horizontal between your chin and lower lip)
- Platysmal bands (the bands of muscle that stand out from the neck and make the neck look stringy in appearance)
- Upper lip
- Vertical lip lines
Get natural looking breasts with breast augmentation surgery
Women choose to have breast augmentation to:
- Correct previous breast surgery
- Increase the size of the breasts and achieve a more symmetrical look and proportionate shape
- Lift sagging or drooping breasts caused by volume loss, genetics, loss of skin elasticity or general ageing
- Reconstruct a breast after an injury or mastectomy
- Reduce breast size because the weight or size has caused posture and other health related issues
- Remove and replace breast implants
- Restore or replace volume and aesthetic appeal after weight loss, pregnancy, breast feeding, general ageing and health related issues such as breast cancer
If your preoperative breast has non-stretched, elastic skin, is well shaped and has a reasonable amount of breast tissue present you’ll normally achieve a good breast augmentation result.
However, if your preoperative breast has stretched or lax skin, is a non-ideal shape, or has very little breast tissue, it’s not always possible to achieve a natural or an ideal result.
It’s important to note that in patients with pre-existing shape or volume problems, poor results may occur despite the best efforts of the Breast Surgeon.
Breast augmentation will not correct sagging breasts. A breast lift (mastopexy) corrects sagging breasts and involves removing excess skin and shifting the nipple position.
Read more details about breast augmentation here.
Get the nose you’ve always wanted with rhinoplasty
While the function of your nose is very important, visually the nose is the focus of your face and will influence your appearance.
A lot of people are dissatisfied with their nose, in terms of its appearance, effectiveness for breathing – or both.
Nose problems can be inherited, stem from an injury, or arise from other conditions.
Rhinoplasty surgery will alter your nose size including:
- The width of the bridge,
- The position of the nasal tip,
- The size of the nostrils,
- The appearance of depressions or humps, and
- Correct any asymmetries.
While nose job surgery is usually effective and safe, complications can happen.
Find out more about rhinoplasty surgery here.
How to get the best quality cosmetic procedures in Australia
When you’ve decided to have a non-surgical or surgical cosmetic procedure, it is very important to consult with a few Cosmetic Surgeons.
Having your procedure performed in a reputable medical clinic with highly trained and experienced staff will ensure you get the best result possible.
Every successful cosmetic surgery begins with a successful consultation with the Cosmetic Surgeon.
While there are many questions you will have about the procedure, it is important to ask and get satisfactory answers to the following 5 key questions
1 Are you board certified in Plastic Surgery and/or Cosmetic Surgery?
(Confirming this ensures the surgeon has the training, experience and commitment to patient safety)
2 How frequently do you perform this procedure?
(Knowing this will ensure you’re well matched to the surgeon and that they will be able to deliver the outcome you desire)
3 What type of anaesthesia will I have and who will be providing this?
(Knowing this will help you prepare mentally and physically for the procedure)
4 What is the recovery usually like?
(This will help you decide if the procedure is appropriate for you and that you have the downtime available to recover)
5 What is the total cost of the cosmetic procedure?
(Since cosmetic surgery is usually elective, you may be out of pocket for the entire cost of it)