Cosmetic surgery has been around since 800 BC. Clearly there have been astounding advances in techniques, technology, tools, etc. But how have plastic surgery trends changed over the years?
Social media and the ever growing acceptance of plastic surgery in the main stream media continue to fuel an increasing desire for plastic surgery. Hollywood stars admitting to work they’ve had done and coming out as proponents for cosmetic surgery of course add to the allure of having cosmetic procedures done. More and more minimally invasive procedures are also bringing making plastic surgery more accessible than ever.
In addition to society’s view of plastic surgery always changing, there’s also the ever changing “ideal” figure factor to add to the trend equation. From Kate Moss-esque waif models of the 90’s to Pamela Anderson-esque large breasts of the 2000’s to the current ideal of Kim Kardashian-esque big booties.
In my constant pursuit of staying current and informed of plastic surgery trends, I came across this interesting article about current cosmetic surgery trends and the growing popularity of plastic surgery by Bryce Gruber on smartbeautyguide.com.
“Surgically speaking, it’s absolutely no surprise that as America’s waistline is growing, so is the country’s hunger for liposuction and other associated procedures. In 2015, there were nearly 400,000 liposuction treatments in the USA, earning it the only surgical spot in the top 10 procedures list. Because Americans are trying to be greener and more eco-friendly, it’s no surprise that liposuction patients don’t just want to toss their valuable, hard-earned lipids into the trash— fat grafting procedure popularity is soaring, because techniques are rendering fat cells more reliable than ever for plumping butts, breasts, hips, lips, and more. Nearly 50,000 fat transfers to the face were performed last year.”
Bryce Gruber goes into more statistical detail about which Americans are getting plastic surgery. To no surprise, women are more likely than men to have cosmetic surgery. But what may surprise you is that nearly 1/3 of the of cosmetic procedures are performed on women between the ages of 61 and 64. More expected, women between the ages of 19 and 34 represent the next largest group of American plastic surgery patients.
Who will continue to get plastic surgery? What procedures will remain popular? What new treatments will be introduced? It will be interesting to see if the 2015 trends will continue in 2016, or if new paths will be paved.
Click HERE to read the full article and find out more about plastic surgery trends, or learn more about the various procedures performed by Dr. Usha Rajagopal at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center.