While the new year will see many attempt to turn over a new leaf, it seems certain old habits die much harder than others – especially when it comes to beauty.
According to Transform, cosmetic and non-surgical cosmetic procedures will still be very much en trend in the UK in 2014.
“There is a growing awareness of the different types of surgery available to people, coupled with the increasing desire to look and feel at your best,” says Shami Thomas from Transform. “Patients come to us as they want to feel good about their bodies and surgery can help them, and ultimately improve their self-confidence.
“Whilst surgical procedures are still very popular, it’s the non-surgical procedures that are proving to be a key theme and this trend is set to continue into 2014 and beyond.”
Here are Transform’s predictions for the hottest cosmetic surgery trends for 2014:
Responsible for over 80,000 breast augmentations, Transform shines the spotlight firmly on society’s fascination with women’s twin peaks and suggests that the allure of boobs – whether to have them bigger, smaller or more pert – will continue to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the UK. Welcome news for a country that is united in its love for all things boobilicous.
Women will continue to aspire to capture Hollywood glamour and opt to have chin implants – a procedure revealed in 2013 to have been undertaken by movie starlet, Marilyn Monroe. The procedure adds definition and balances facial features, producing instant and significant changes in the profile of patients – serving to inject a new bout of confidence into those with a weak or receding chin.
Enquiries for chin implants have doubled since 2010, with 60% of queries coming from women wishing to alter the silhouette of their faces and Transform expects the desire for a striking and defined chin to continue far into 2014.
For those who’ve been left with excess skin after losing weight or following having a baby, a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is fast becoming the solution for many unconfident Brits. For those left hanging with stretched skin, and weakened muscles, this is fast becoming one of the most popular procedures as it takes away loose skin and tightens up the muscles. And 2014 is sure to see a continued rise in people wanting to fold up their saggy skin and opt for a slimmer, more toned tummy.
Brachioplasty or ‘Bingo Wing’ Surgery
Brachioplasty is the removal of excess, aging skin from the upper arms – often referred to as ‘bingo wings’ and gives tighter, more toned and youthful arms. An ever increasingly popular treatment among mature ladies who feel self-conscious about their ‘flappy’ upper arms or for those who have lost significant amounts of weight and want to tighten up the skin.
The quest for a ‘designer vagina’ has intensified, with labiaplasty and vaginoplasty amongst the UK’s fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of, or reshape, the labia minora – either for medical or aesthetic reasons – while vaginoplasty ‘tightens’ the vagina, a procedure that is particularly popular among women who have given birth.
Transform reports that enquiries for the procedures have grown from 2,400 in 2010 to over 3,500 in 2013. Such results suggest that more and more women will feel empowered to undergo a vaginoplasty procedure in the coming year – and this is certainly set to be the surgery on everyone’s lips in 2014.
2013 saw a whole host of celebrities under the spotlight as having undergone non-surgical treatments from Kim Kardashian to Coleen Rooney and Sharon Osbourne. With non-surgical procedures accounting for 75% of the cosmetic industry*, these treatments are the ones to watch.
The Non-Surgical Face-Lift
Anti-ageing treatments such as dermal fillers, Botox and chemical facial peels are fast becoming a must on beauty-lovers’ lists.
And combined, they provide the ideal ‘face-lift’ that is seen to be taking over the surgical face-lift; they restore the contour of the face without the need for any surgery.
A combination of wrinkle and line smoothing treatments, and dermal fillers result in a more refreshed, and line-free look that plumps up skin, minimises marionette lines and gives a rejuvenated look that is proving ideal for today’s youth-seekers. An increasing number of women want to stop the signs of ageing without surgery – and with such glowing results and minimal recovery time after these procedures, we’ll see the trend for non-surgical facelifts continue for years to come.
Laser Hair Removal
A treatment used for the removal of excess or unwanted hair, laser hair removal works by destroying the base of the hair follicle that is the source of new hair growth. Used on a variety of skin types, with minimum fuss and maintenance, it’s becoming the number one choice for those on the go wanting smooth, hair-free body zones.
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A recent report conducted by the plastic surgery information and customer review website RealSelf.com reveals the seasons top trends in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.
Hollywood influences many beauty trends and instead of the Angelina Jolie lips, they are sporting a softer, more natural look to the face. Popular procedures that help all kinds of patients achieve a “red carpet-ready” appearance include injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A such as Botox and Xeomin, and injecting fillers into the temple area to restore fullness.
More curvy figures like Jennifer Lopez and Sophia Vergara are gaining popularity judging by the increase in Brazilian butt lifts. It is the fourth most popular procedure on the site and has seen a 28% increase in searches. Patients satisfaction is also very high at 93%.
Another trend in Hollywood and beyond, according to the report, is the Mommy Makeover, which is a combination of surgeries such as breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction, all performed at the same time. RealSelf says that online searches for this post-baby surgery up are up 13 percent over the past year. In addition, a poll conducted by the website revealed that many women who undergo these procedures report a boost in self-confidence, attractiveness and satisfaction with their sex life.
In addition, 98 percent of patients who reviewed the Mommy Makeover on the website say the surgery was “worth it.”
“If we’re talking about a full mommy makeover, which could include a tummy tuck and a breast lift or a breast augmentation, it could be anywhere between $7,000 and $15,000,” a California-based plastic surgeon told ABC’s Good Morning America.
According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentations and tummy tucks are two of the most popular surgeries.
Finally, the report emphasizes the importance of finding a qualified physician to perform any cosmetic treatments. Those who are considering any type of cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to discuss their options with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure their safety and the best possible results.
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What is a tummy tuck?
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
What a tummy tuck won’t do:
Tummy tucks are not a substitute for weight loss or an appropriate exercise program. Also, tummy tuck operations cannot correct stretch marks, although these may be removed or somewhat improved if they are located on the areas of excess skin that will be excised, generally the treated areas below the belly button.
Tummy tuck words to know
- Abdominoplasty/Tummy Tuck A surgical procedure to correct the apron of excess skin hanging over your abdomen.
- Diastasis: Condition in which abdominal muscles have separated.
- General anesthesia: Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness
- Intravenous sedation: Sedatives administered by injection into a vein to help you relax.
- Liposuction: Also called lipoplasty or suction lipectomy, this procedure vacuums out fat from beneath the skin’s surface to reduce fullness.
- Local anesthesia: A drug is injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.
- Sutures: Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.
Dr. Bishara provides a wide range of cosmetic procedures to help patients look and feel their best. Please call our office at (817) 473-2120 for for information on tummy tucks, liposuction or many other cosmetic surgeries. You can also visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com for further information.
Body contouring is a general term that refers to any surgical procedure that alters the shape of different areas of the body. Body contouring after massive weight loss refers to a series of procedures that eliminate and/or reduce excess skin and fat that remains after previously obese individuals have lost a significant amount of weight, in a variety of places including the torso, upper arms, chest, and thighs.
Obesity is in epidemic proportions in the US and many parts of the world. It is defined as a condition where a person’s body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater. BMI is calculated by dividing the patient’s weight in kilograms by their height in meters, squared. Normal weight individuals have a BMI that ranges from 18 to 25. Overweight people have a BMI from 26 to 30, with 30 and above people considered obese. Once the BMI reaches 35 and above, patients are considered morbidly obese. From a BMI of 30 and above a person’s life span is shortened. In addition, obesity negatively affects the economic health of a society as well as other aspects of adult and child health, often for life. Childhood obesity is on the rise in Europe as well.
The Facts About Body-Contouring Surgery
When you lose 100 pounds or more, what happens to the extra skin? For many, the answer lies in body-contouring surgery.
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Short of surgery, there is really nothing that can help. Exercise won’t tighten it, and skin creams and lotions won’t do a thing to help.
7 Things to Do Before Having Surgery
If you are considering body-contouring surgery, here’s what you should do before surgery:
- Stabilize your weight — at your goal — for at least three months, and be sure to correct all nutritional deficiencies (which are common after weight loss surgery).
- Establish a reliable support network of family and friends to help you during recovery.
- Make sure you can get enough time off from work to recover. It will take 4-6 weeks depending on the procedure.
- Understand that everything is a trade-off between removing skin, getting a contour, and having a scar. Scars are permanent. They do get lighter, but don’t disappear over time.
- Prioritize your body according to the area that bothers you the most, and concentrate your surgery there first. You may find you don’t need additional procedures.
- Prior to surgery, stop smoking (to reduce complications) and increase your protein intake to 50 to 70 grams per day to speed healing.
- Choose a surgeon who is board-certified in plastic and reconstructive surgery — not just a board-certified doctor.
At the office of Dr. Mark Bishara and The Paragon Plastic Surgery & Med Spa our treatment plan is specifically designed for patients who have recently undergone bariatric surgery and are left with loose, sagging skin as a result of the extreme weight loss. Cosmetic surgery after massive weight loss includes procedures such as facelift and neck lift, breast lift, abdominoplasty, arm lift, thigh lift, body lift, and abdominal hernia repair. Please contact our office to ask more about body contouring procedures at (817) 473-2120 or visit our website at www.MarkBisharaMD.com.