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Predicting facial cosmetic surgery trends for 2014

February 6, 2014, 8:44 am

As the economy begins to bounce back from the recent recession, so has the number of people undergoing cosmetic surgery. Several cosmetic surgeons have come together to predict facial surgery trends for 2014. Here’s what they expect to be hot in 2014:

Fat is in!

No, we don’t mean that getting fat is the new trend. Instead, cosmetic surgeons are seeing a rise in procedures making use of your body’s own fat cells during procedures. Fat cells may be collected from the abdomen or buttocks and redistributed to other areas, particularly in the face to restore loss of tone and texture due to collagen depletion. According to Ed Farrior, MD, FACS, and president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, cosmetic surgery techniques have been refined and perfected to allow for more predictable and longer-lasting results using one’s own fat cells. Using your own natural fat cells also is proving to improve healing and the regeneration of tissue.

Designer is for more than just the label on your jeans

“Designer fillers” are becoming a hot new trend in facial cosmetic surgery, and received a boost when the Food and Drug Administration approved Juvederm® Voluma towards the end of 2013. Juvederm® Voluma has already proven to be a hit in the United Kingdom, and with its entry into the United States, expect to see additional fillers coming to the market. These fillers offer volume and fullness to reduce the effects of aging and are proving more effective than some older products.

Get gorgeous lips without looking like you were attacked by bees

You can stop being afraid of lip rejuvenation procedures. Cosmetic surgeons and aestheticians have many new products and techniques available now to refresh your lips without making your lips look unnaturally swollen. New advances in lip enhancement mean you can now improve your lips with natural, subtle results.

The nose knows

Rhinoplasty, cosmetic surgery of the nose, is making a comeback, particularly for those under 35, and not just for women. Nose-related procedures are becoming increasingly popular among both men and women alike. Because the nose is the most prominent feature on the face thanks to its central location, even minor adjustments can have a big impact on your appearance. Nose-related procedures are expected to be hot in 2014.

One cold front you’ll welcome

As parts of the country experience record-breaking cold temperatures, cryotherapy may be a cold you will be happy to welcome. Cryotherapy, procedures that involve freezing tissues, will be seeing expanded uses in 2014, particularly in the area of smoothing forehead wrinkles through the freezing of fat cells. Cryotherapy is expected to have widening uses in cosmetic surgery in the future.

Whether you have interest in any of the trends above, or something more conventional, Kansas City Surgical Arts is here to address your needs. Call us today at (816)286-4126 to have your questions answered or to schedule a consultation.