Summer is officially here, and it is an exciting time to show off our beautiful bodies and faces. Though the sun is already shining and the weather is warm, there is still plenty of time if you’re looking to improve some areas of your body and get in the best shape of your life. Plenty of summer months lie ahead in which you’ll want to wear a bathing suit and take many pictures with friends. Plastic surgery trends have been changing throughout the years and 2018 is no different. This year, both the body and the face seem to be equally important factors to obtain summer perfection. Here are some of the top plastic surgery trends for summer this year.
Injectable Fillers
Injectable fillers are a great non-surgical solution for patients wanting to receive more youthful looking skin for the summer season. With injectable fillers, there is little to no downtime, so you can achieve results quickly and simply. There are many options for dermal fillers that have varying costs, results, and lasting effects. Different treatment options include JUVEDERM, which is a gel made of hyaluronic acid—an acid that naturally occurs in the skin. This acid adds both hydration and volume to the skin. JUVEDERM is injected under the skin to reduce wrinkles and is also used to increase fullness in the lips. It breaks down over time, so the lasting effect can vary.
Other hyaluronic acid dermal fillers include Restylane & Perlane. Both of these products are similar to JUVEDERM and are used to reduce wrinkles, folds, and fine lines in the face.
Sculptra Aesthetic is a dermal filler made up of Poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates your own collagen. These injections are done over a longer period of 2 to 3 months and have a longer lasting effect than other dermal fillers. This is a more gradual filler option on the market.
Lastly, RADIESSE is a dermal filler made of calcium based microspheres in a water-based gel, which also stimulates your own collagen. This dermal filler is ideal for a complete facial contour.
Laser Hair Removal
Another big plastic surgery trend for the 2018 summer season is laser hair removal. When wearing your bikini out at the pool or on the beach, being hairless is a must! Using laser hair removal is an excellent way to check one thing off this list. You will no longer have to worry about pesky shaving or waxing every time you put on your swimsuit.
Laser hair removal can be used on the legs, arms, back, chest, bikini area, and face to achieve a completely smooth and clean look. Laser hair removal requires no downtime and the pain is very minimal, usually described as a slight stinging sensation. Multiple sessions may be required to achieve fully hairless results.
Non-Surgical Fat Reduction
Non-surgical fat reduction has become increasingly popular over the past few years, and with summer approaching, the trend is growing even more. This plastic surgery alternative is popular, because it is less risky and non-invasive. There are a few options for non-surgical fat reduction on the market such as CoolSculpting and SlimLipo.
CoolSculpting uses cryolipolysis, or “fat freezing,” to essentially freeze off unwanted fat cells. This procedure is a good fit for candidates who are otherwise fit and have localized areas of unwanted fat. This procedure requires no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime, which makes it a great last-minute option for this summer season.
SlimLipo is a form of laser liposuction, which requires only local anesthesia. Recover time is much shorter than traditional liposuction, and this procedure can still remove significant amounts of unwanted fat and sagging skin. It can be performed on anyone, although it is recommended for younger patients with higher skin elasticity.
Eyelid Surgery
If you’re looking to commit to a bigger change for summer, one trend this year is eyelid surgery, which can reduce drooping skin and excess skin above or below the eyes. This procedure is relatively simple and requires little downtime, however, it can create a huge difference in the look of the face. It makes many people look brighter, younger, and more awake.
Eyelid surgery requires local anesthesia. Healing, while not immediate, should not be a long and drawn out process. Most candidates can be back at work in a few weeks.
Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction is a popular plastic surgery trend this summer season, because men get just as insecure as women when it comes to revealing their bodies in swimsuits. This surgery can bring new self-confidence and allow men to be more social and more active.
Regardless of what procedure you feel you may need for the summer season, we have options for you at Associated Plastic Surgeons. Contact us today to request a consultation and enjoy your summer with confidence and a new look!