What 2018 Taught Us About Plastic Surgery
Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Thu 02/14/2019 - 23:00
One thing which was obvious in 2018 was plastic surgery is in high demand. This news may not be earth-shattering because plastic surgery has grown over 132% in the last 16 years. One reason we see a rise in these procedures is the selfie craze with people wanting and needing to look their best in all occasions.
There were some significant trends including a focus on facial procedures and men seeking plastic surgery.
Trends in Facial Plastic Surgery
Three of the most popular procedures in 2018 were facial surgeries. Facelifts, eyelid surgery, and nose surgery were extremely popular across America. This trend is linked to an increase in social media and posting pictures as well.
Rhytidectomy or a facelift is often necessary to resolve sagging facial skin. Because people are living longer and want to look their best, a facelift affords the patient to keep their youthful glow as the years continue to add up.
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon is crucial to achieving optimal results with minimal risk. Dr. Michael Fasching has extensive training and experience in facial surgery as well as other aesthetic procedures designed to turn back the clock on aging.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) is seeing a growth in popularity. When a patient becomes 40, they see their eyelids begin to droop and sag. This aging effect can wreak havoc on facial beauty. Eyelid surgery is designed to lift upper eyelids and reduce the tired and worn appearance while lower eyelids can see a reduction of puffiness and undereye circles.
Because the eyes are what people focus on when engaged in a conversation, they are an important aesthetic component for facial appearance.
Rhinoplasty is what many people know as a nose job. This surgical procedure has been a popular procedure for decades because the nose is the centerpiece to our face. When the nose is misshapen, too large, or has unsightly humps, nose surgery can improve facial aesthetics by reshaping the nose. But the benefits don’t stop with cosmetics. Breathing can improve with an increase in air flow through the nostrils.
Male Plastic Surgery
Although women seek plastic surgery more than men, there has been a constant increase in male plastic surgery. Not only do men seek facial improvements through surgery at a higher rate, but body contouring with liposuction and Gynecomastia (male breast reduction) are becoming more popular each year.
The most popular male plastic surgery procedures are liposuction, Gynecomastia, blepharoplasty, and rhinoplasty.
As with other surgical procedures like knee replacement and gallbladder removal, endoscopic surgery is having a great impact on plastic surgery. Endoscopic surgery is a process where the surgeon can see internal areas with the use of a special viewing system which enlarges the area and allows work with smaller instruments.
Because smaller instruments are employed, smaller incisions are possible with less risk of visible scarring.
Cosmetic surgeries which utilize endoscopic technology include:
- Facelift surgery
- Eyelid surgery
- Breast augmentation
Reconstructive surgeries employing endoscopic equipment are:
- Flap surgery
- Placement of tissue expanders
- Sinus surgery
- Carpal tunnel release