In my decades of performing cosmetic surgery procedures, I have seen the world of plastic surgery change dramatically. In addition to the many incredible technological advancements made in the field to make cosmetic surgery safer and more effective for patients than ever before, I have also witnessed several drastic changes among patients. To help future patients gain a better understanding of what is most in demand right now and why, I wanted to discuss a few plastic surgery trends that I noticed over the past year here at my practice, Southern Plastic Surgery.
Prioritizing Personal Individuality
For many years, celebrities and other tastemakers have been hugely influential in the world of plastic surgery. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard a patient say some variation of “I want my nose to look like hers.” And while some of this still persists, I have been very happy to speak to many patients over the last year who simply want to look like the very best version of themselves instead of trying to emulate someone else’s appearance.
Continuation of the Zoom Boom
During the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, video chat apps like Zoom and FaceTime saw a major surge in usage. Two years later, this trend continued steadily. Another driving force in my opinion of plastic surgery’s continued surge is that video conferencing and remote work that rose during the pandemic does not appear to be going anywhere. People using these services so often, and seeing so much of themselves on screen, has contributed to a surge in cosmetic procedures for the face over the last year. This is especially true in the case of anti-aging procedures like eyelid surgery and facelift surgery.
Body Contouring for Men
As plastic surgery for men continues to climb in popularity, it has been excellent to see more male patients than ever expanding their horizons in regard to what procedures they might undergo. While facial procedures have always been popular with male patients, body contouring surgeries for men like liposuction, male breast reduction, and arm lift surgery continue to see much more increased demand than they used to. Here’s hoping that trend continues.
It’s always so interesting to see how people’s tastes and preferences change over time. Despite these trends, one thing that always stays consistent is my passion for helping all of my patients achieve the new appearance they deserve. For more information or to schedule a complimentary plastic surgery consultation today, contact me, Dr. David Whiteman, at Southern Plastic Surgery. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok for additional plastic surgery news, tips, practice updates, and much more.