With a new decade in front of us, we take a look at the aesthetic trends that look to dominate and the ever-changing face of cosmetic surgery.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend: The Breast Option
Breast augmentation with implants remains as popular in our London cosmetic breast surgery clinic as ever. Still, recent concerns over the safety of breast implants have meant an increase in interest in other breast enhancement options. Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe, consultant plastic surgeon at the Karidis Clinic, believes that utilising your own fat could be the answer: “There are still many women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts, so there’s an increasing demand for an alternative to implants, and fat transfer to the breasts is the way to go.
“The hybrid breast augmentation, combining breast implants with fat transfer, is another procedure that is set to become more and more popular. It allows the plastic surgeon to sculpt the breast shape in a way that they can’t necessarily do with implants alone and it can produce beautiful, very natural results.”
Cosmetic Surgery Trend: The Instagram Face
Instagram was launched at the dawn of the last decade and since its introduction, it has changed the way we view the world and each other, particularly with the emphasis on one perfect aesthetic ideal, aided by filters and FaceTune. Smoother skin, larger eyes, fuller lips and symmetrical, defined alignment of the jaw and chin for those all-important angles has led to the rise of Instagram Face.
In the clinic, we’ve noticed an increase in demand for treatments that sculpt and contour the lower face and, in response, we launched our Sculpt and Define Package for the jaw and the chin which combines dermal fillers, Ultherapy and CoolSculpting as required.
Cosmetic Surgery Trend: The New Injectables
This title might be slightly misleading, as we’re still talking about the same anti-wrinkle and volumising injectable treatments that have been popular since the 1990s. The focus for the future, though, is the change in how they are being used.
Anti-wrinkle injections have long been used to smooth lines and wrinkles as they form, but more and more we’re seeing them being used as a preventative measure. The stigma of having these type of treatments does not seem to bother the younger generation and they are adopting these treatments at an earlier stage to slow down the ageing process.
Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are also being utilised in innovative and ground-breaking ways, answering many common aesthetic concerns. Two new treatments we’ve recently added to the Karidis Clinic are Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping with dermal fillers and Jaw Contouring using muscle-relaxing injections to produce a slimmer, more aesthetically-pleasing appearance to the lower face.
Regardless of the latest trends, any aesthetic procedure you undergo must be suitable, safe and effective. For honest, unbiased advice, call 020 3811 5982 to arrange a consultation at our London cosmetic surgery clinic.