The plastic surgery industry has been booming, with the rise of ‘mummy makeovers’ and even ‘moob jobs’ for men brining in a cool sixteen-billion-dollars last year! Let’s look at some of the trends which we’ve seen popularized in 2017.
Vampire Boob Job
The ‘vampire face lift’ was popularized by Kim Kardashian in 2014, and now this procedure has moved onto breasts. In the procedure platelet-rich plasma (PRP), AKA blood, is mixed with fillers or with fat drawn from another area of the body, and is then injected into the breast to achieve a fuller, smoother look. One of the reasons the vampire boob job has grown in popularity is that it removes the need for invasive surgery to achieve perkier, plumper breasts.
2017 was the year of the designer filler. The injectables landscape has undergone a revolution in the last 5 years, as treatments have become more sophisticated, and their cost has begun to drop. The normalization of non-surgical cosmetic procedures as part of a standard beauty routine has meant an increase in consumers requesting services from muscle relaxers like Botox, to lip- and cheek-plumping fillers. New products like Juvederm Voluma add volume to the middle of the face creating smoother cheeks. Smooth is all the rage when it comes to lips as well, with puffy pouts becoming a thing of the past as products like Juvederm Volbella and Restylane Lyft fill out undesirable lines and creases for perfectly kissable lips. There’s also been a surge in new fillers targeting laugh lines and marionette lines.
Brazilian Butt Lift
Brazilian butt lifts were the must have procedure of 2016 – according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons there was a 280% increase in requests for Brazilian butt lifts over the last five years! The procedure originated in Brazil, and is basically fat injections that add volume to the buttocks, giving them a fuller, perkier appearance. Bootylicious celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Nicki Minaj are responsible for driving the trend towards a more distinctive derrière.
Neck lifts have long been amongst the most popular cosmetic surgical procedures, probably because they have a dramatic impact to combat the effects of ageing. Their popularity has not decreased in the age of Facebook either, the number of men and women seeking face and neck lifts has risen by about a sixth. They’re still amongst the most expensive procedures too, a neck lift Sydney will set you back somewhere between $4000 and $10,000.
About only 20% of the population are born with dimples. But for the rest of us, surgery can provide us with a cherub-cheeked smile like Ariana Grande. Dimpleplasty has been huge in 2017, especially amongst millennials with the relative simplicity of the procedure a driving factor. The surgery typically takes 30 minutes and can be performed under local anesthesia. It’s at the cheaper end of the plastic surgery scale too, with a price tag of around $2000.