Breast augmentation and liposuction were the top two cosmetic surgical procedures performed last year, just as they were in 2018 and for several years prior to that. For all that consistency, plastic surgery is also a field that’s constantly evolving. There’s the innovation, which is occurring at a breakneck speed, spurring new products and treatments and honing existing techniques. There’s also the ever-shifting interests of our patients.
These days, trends catch fire in a matter of hours, not days, and plastic surgery is no exception. Women and men are entering consultations with their plastic surgeons informed and with very specific ideas about what they want. These are a couple of the most popular requests from recent weeks.
The proliferation of Zoom calls has been a wake-up call for many of us. Blame it on the bad lighting or the unflattering camera angle. But even with those allowances, we’re spending more time than we ever have before staring at our imperfections. The most common complaint to emerge: sagging skin.
Plastic surgeons are responding with a combination of treatments, entirely under local anesthesia, that address multiple layers of aging. Most commonly, the combination includes AccuTite of the brow, eyes, nasolabial folds, jowls, and chin, which tightens the deeper facial tissue; along with Morpheus8, to tighten the superficial tissue of the whole face; and then ActiveFX of the eyes, face, and neck, to address tone, texture, pigmentation, pore reduction, and fine lines.
It’s a powerful treatment that tightens and lifts, particularly around the eyes and middle of the face.
Three years removed from Kylie Jenner’s hourglass figure transformation and it still resonates with women of all ages who feel like they’re lacking feminine hip curves, as well as transfeminine people whose hips remain straight in spite of the estrogen they’re taking. Hip augmentation, in a growing number of instances, is proving to be the solution.
There are two options. With a fat transfer, the plastic surgeon extracts fat from another part of the body through liposuction. The fat is then injected into the hip area. Hip implants, however, are considered the more effective treatment. The implants are made of a semi-solid silicone that’s crafted to look and feel similar to natural muscle tissue. The relatively small implants are inserted through small incisions in the underwear line and positioned under the skin, fat, and tough fascia layers.
The effects of a fat-transfer hip augmentation generally last about four months, while the implants are permanent.
If you want to discuss your options and how the Davis Cosmetic Plastic Surgery team can help, please feel free to contact us to schedule your virtual consult.