You might notice a certain theme emerge directly following the holidays each year: At department stores, active wear goes on sale and radio and TV waves are filled with ads for gym memberships. Are you catching on? Yep, “New Year, New You.” But, not all good things are found in spandex or at the gym. There are other ways to refresh your appearance, and the New Year is a great time to check out the latest developments in cosmetic procedures. Here are some of the hottest body rejuvenation trends predicted for 2017, from head to toe:
Wrinkles banished from the outside in
Smooth, youthful skin never goes out of style, but many people are opting for quick and easy facial rejuvenation procedures instead of surgical solutions. Chemical peels, laser and light-based procedures (like FotoFacial), microdermabrasion, and Botox are expected to remain as popular as ever, and fillers like Restylane are also gaining favor as a way to eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and keep everyone guessing just how old you actually are.
Plump pouts and sweet cheeks
Fillers are great for reducing the appearance of wrinkles, but they are also a popular choice for people looking to replace facial volume lost to age. Rounded cheeks and plump lips are still on-trend thanks to a certain mega-famous reality show family, and 2017 promises the introduction of ultra-targeted fillers for specific areas of the face.
Perky, youthful breasts
Large, Playboy-style breasts have dwindled in popularity over the years, but according to a recent Plastic Surgery Statistics Report, breast augmentation procedures actually increased 31% between 2000 and 2015. Bigger breasts are still in demand, but preferences have shifted to perky, athletic-style breasts in a smaller, more “natural” size—the average size is now a C-D cup, compared to prevalent DD-E cups years ago. Surgeons have also seen an increase in requests for smaller nipples during the augmentation procedure.
Dramatic body contouring
Many people have a few pesky pouches of excess fat that won’t go away no matter how much they stick to their New Year’s health and fitness regimen, but just as every human body is unique, there’s not a one-size-fits-all procedure for body contouring. Liposuction and tummy tucks are still quite popular despite a variety of non-surgical procedures out there. Why? Because surgery offers more consistent and dramatic results—perfect if you want to banish those pesky pouches for good and make some jaws drop to boot.
Turns out, Sir Mix-A-Lot was prophetic: big butts are more popular than ever. Brazilian Butt Lifts—which have been fashionable in South America for years—are becoming mainstream in the US. The procedure uses liposuction to remove fat from your abdomen, thigh or legs (bonus!) and redistribute it to the buttocks region for a full, rounded, contoured appearance that will look amazing in jeans, bikinis, and of course, your birthday suit.
Quick and painless varicose vein eradication
Varicose veins aren’t harmful, but they’re not exactly ideal for wearing dresses, skirts, shorts, and swimwear. If you’re one of the millions of Americans with spidery, thick veins showing through your skin, good news: there are several non-surgical, cost-effective, and painless treatments available that will have you in and out of the doctor’s office with little to no downtime. Some examples include: microinjection sclerotherapy, which uses a chemical solution to close the problem vein and make it disappear; and Photoderm, a state-of-the-art light therapy that helps improve the appearance of the skin’s surface.
Ready for a new you in 2017?
If you’re looking to start the year off right with a rejuvenated appearance, San Diego Body Contouring is here for you. Dr. Sarosy has performed thousands of procedures in San Diego over the course of almost 20 years, and he’ll help you decide which treatment is right for you. Give us a call to schedule your personal consultation today!