What Are The Most Common Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Procedures This Year?

The plastic surgery industry is evolving in many unique and exciting ways. Over the past twenty years, plastic surgery has become more and more accepted by the American public as a viable solution to reduce the signs and symptoms of aging. When adjusted for inflation, the average cost of plastic surgery has fallen as its acceptance has grown.

Men are receiving more and more plastic surgery as the stigma of receiving cosmetic work recedes. That’s why any decent exploration of the most common plastic surgery trends would be incomplete without addressing plastic surgery trends for both men and women.

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So, without further ado, let’s explore this year’s most common cosmetic plastic surgery trends for women.

This Year’s Most Common Plastic Surgery Trends for Women

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, women most commonly receive cosmetic work on their faces. The top three cosmetic procedures women receive are (in order of most popular) rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, and rhytidectomy.

What exactly are these procedures? Check out a description below:

1. Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for what is more commonly called a nose job, admitted also by the experts in rhinoplasty in St. Petersburg, FL. Many different types of rhinoplasty have different levels of invasiveness. Generally, rhinoplasty is broken down into two types.

  • Open Rhinoplasty;
  • Closed Rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty is more invasive, requires an additional incision, and has a longer recovery time. Whereas closed rhinoplasty only involves incisions inside the nostril. Both procedures help reshape the nose, adding to facial balance and harmony.

2. Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty is the medical term for eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty can be reconstructive, but more often than not, the procedure is performed for cosmetic reasons. The goal of cosmetic eyelid surgery is to reduce the appearance of droopy, sagging eyelids which are often associated with old age.

Blepharoplasty makes your face look more youthful and alert. It might also be medically necessary if drooping eyelids interfere with peripheral vision.

3. Rhytidectomy

Rhytidectomy is the medical term for a facelift. There are several different types of facelifts. Some only target the lower part of the face. Others target the mid-face or the upper part of the face. Some are highly invasive, and others are only minimally invasive. Here are some common facelift variations:

  • SMAS Facelift

SMAS stands for the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, a layer of fibrous tissues that separate the deep adipose tissue (fat tissue) from the superficial adipose tissue. This procedure separates the skin from the muscular SMAS so that it can be repositioned over the SMAS. During this procedure, the SMAS is also tightened and reshaped to counteract the loss of elasticity that comes with age.

  • Deep Plane Facelift

As the name suggests, the deep plane facelift repositions the face muscles by going deeper beneath the SMAS to reposition and trim excess tissue. The deep plane facelift is more invasive, but its effects last longer.

  • Mini Facelift

Mini facelifts are less invasive than SMAS or deep plane facelifts. They are performed through small incisions along the hairline. Excess skin, muscle, and tissue are removed, and fat layers are sculpted to achieve the desired look.

  • Mid Face Lift

Also known as a cheek lift, this procedure targets the area of the face between the mouth and the eyes. Plastic surgeons reshape the muscles and fat through tiny incisions under the lower eyelid.

  • S Lift

An S-lift targets the jowl line and lower part of the face. It gets its name from the S-shaped incision made from the hairline to the ear during the procedure. An S-lift is considered minimally invasive.

  • Cutaneous Lift

Cutaneous lifts only focus on the skin and fat directly beneath. During this procedure, excess skin is removed, and the remainder is repositioned over the face muscles. This is also considered less invasive than SMAS or deep plane facelifts.

  • “Liquid Facelifts”

This non-surgical procedure is actually slang for botox or dermal filler injections that help smooth out wrinkles and reduce signs of aging. This type of “facelift” is the least invasive of the options.

4. Augmentation Mammoplasty

Mammoplasty is breast surgery. Therefore augmentation mammoplasty refers to breast surgery intended to augment the size and shape of breasts. This can be to enlarge the breasts or make them smaller.

5. Liposuction

Liposuction or fat removal is the fifth most popular cosmetic surgery procedure. It involves inserting a cannula connected to a vacuum into small incision made in the targeted area. There are many different types of liposuction available.

  • Tumescent liposuction;
  • Ultrasound-assisted liposuction (UAL);
  • Laser-assisted liposuction (LAL);
  • Power-assisted liposuction (PAL).
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The Most Common Plastic Surgery Trends for Men This Year

As promised, here are the most common cosmetic plastic surgeries performed on men.

  • Rhinoplasty;
  • Blepharoplasty;
  • Cheek Implants;
  • Liposuction;
  • Otoplasty.

The only one we haven’t addressed already is otoplasty, which is cosmetic ear surgery. The fifth most common plastic surgery procedure performed on men is cosmetic ear reshaping. The most common type of otoplasty is known as ear pinning and is performed to reduce the angle of the back of the ear and the skull. This procedure effectively makes ears stick out less.

Insights for Plastic Surgery

Both men and women are most concerned with improving the appearance of their faces through cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty are the most performed procedures for both men and women. Liposuction also appears on both lists, revealing the main cosmetic concerns of Americans.

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