Plastic surgery has come a long way in the past two decades and the start of 2015 promises even more changes as techniques become more refined and procedures, more effective. Trends that began to surface this year have the potential to boom in 2015, as positive results continue to be seen. Check out these facial plastic surgery trends we have to look forward to in the New Year.
Wider Age Range
Demand for plastic surgery is extending to both the younger and older spectrum, a trend that is expected to pick up speed in 2015. Popularity of selfie photos is fueling plastic surgery requests in the younger ages, while older patients are learning they can alter their appearance so they look as young as they feel. A host of minimally-invasive treatment options is also providing more choices for older patients who may be reluctant to undergo invasive procedures requiring anesthesia and longer recovery periods.
Less Invasive, More Impact
Minimally-invasive procedures using radiofrequency and laser technology are providing significant skin rejuvenation with minimal discomfort and downtime today. These procedures will continue grow in popularity as patients look for a way to turn back the clock without a major disruption in their daily schedules. Injectable treatments also provide a variety of benefits with the myriad of options now available.
CoolSculpting was undoubtably 2014’s big winner in the minimally invasive department. Learn more here.
Fat Transfer Options
Fat transfer will continue to be a popular procedure in 2015, as more patients seek the many benefits of this innovative treatment. Fat can be removed from one area of the body, such as the hips or abdomen, and injected into areas of the face or body requiring more volume. Fat injections tend to last longer and may look more natural than other filler treatments, and the secondary benefit of sculpting the area of the body where the fat is harvested is attractive to many patients today.
If one procedure is good, plastic surgeons are learning that sometimes adding other procedures can be even better. Combining Botox injections with a soft tissue filler or laser skin resurfacing offers even more dramatic results without additional downtime. Combining treatments can also offer a cost savings for patients, which is expected to fuel the demand for combination treatments in the future.
The New Year promises to be a good one for the plastic surgery industry as more patients seek treatments that will help them look younger and enhance their natural appearance. At PCI Plastic Surgery Center, we offer a wide range of services to address nearly any aesthetic concern. To learn more about these innovative aesthetic procedures and treatments, contact PCI Plastic Surgery Center at 319-382-8230 to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Andrews and his staff.