As 2019 draws to a close and with a new decade is on the horizon, it’s time for all those annual lists and guides to be released. Now RealSelf, the leading online resource for everything cosmetic, has just released its most-researched surgical and non-surgical treatments of the year.
CoolSculpting freezes out the competition
Unsurprisingly, anti-wrinkle injections and breast augmentation top the non-surgical and surgical lists respectively, but we were excited to see Karidis Clinic favourite CoolSculpting at number two of non-surgical treatments.
CoolSculpting is the gold standard of non-surgical body contouring, eliminating fat without the need for surgery and with no downtime. Its unique technology delivers precisely controlled cooling into the fat cells, freezing them so they die off and the body safely and naturally absorbs them. Over the following weeks and months, your new sculpted contours are revealed.
After CoolSculpting, facial treatments such as Juvéderm dermal fillers, microneedling, Ultherapy, chemical peels and laser skin rejuvenation dominate the list and no other body contouring treatments made the top ten, showing that CoolSculpting is head and shoulders above the competition.
Most popular cosmetic surgery procedures
Cosmetic breast surgery remains every popular, with nearly half of the procedures in the top twenty involving reshaping and resizing the breasts, from augmentations, lifts and reductions.
At number 16, lands Fat Transfer to the Breasts, an increasingly popular alternative to the breast augmentation with implants. Our Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Mark Ho-Asjoe carefully harvests fat from an area of the body where there is an excess, typically the waist, stomach, flanks or thighs, and transfers it to the breasts to restore volume, enhance shape and boost cleavage. Another option is the hybrid breast augmentation where breast implants are combined with fat transfer to the breasts as it allows Mr Ho-Asjoe to sculpt the breasts.
Interestingly, a new addition to the 2019 list is the lip lift, a surgical procedure that increases the volume of the upper lid by removing a small strip of skin just under the nose. Our medical director Mr Alex Karidis recently appeared in the Sunday Times Style Magazine’s round-up of big beauty trends for 2020, predicting that the Lip Lift will be future of lip augmentation, producing a more natural and beautiful lip volumisation.
To learn more about the lip lift or any of the cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments featured in the RealSelf round-up, call us on 020 3811 5982 to book your consultation