According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were almost 18 million cosmetic procedures performed in the United States in 2018.1 While the year 2019 isn’t over yet, we can predict an uptick in surgical procedures for 2020, considering plastic surgery has been on the up and up for years.
Top 5 Cosmetic Procedures in 2018
In 2018, the top cosmetic surgical procedures included:
- Breast Augmentation
- Eyelid Surgery
- Tummy Tuck
Just as trends change with fashion, technology, and automobiles, trends change in plastic surgery, and both doctors and patients experience these shifts. Although breast augmentations have been the top surgical procedure for more than 10 years, we’ve seen more mommy makeovers, Botox, and fillers throughout 2019.
As minimally invasive surgical procedures emerge with the new decade, here are some of the plastic surgery trends and predictions you can expect to see in 2020.
Fillers and Injectables
Dermal fillers like Restylane or Juvederm are most commonly used for lip enhancement. In 2020, we can expect a higher demand for fuller lips. Patients who opt for lip fillers will want their mouth to look more prominent and defined with a natural-looking result.
The Mini Facelift
The temporal facelift, also known as the mini facelift, lifts the outer part of the eyebrow and tightens the skin around the corner of the eye and the upper cheekbone. This type of facelift is one of the best upper facelift procedures for treating eye wrinkles and early signs of aging. Patients experience less bruising, swelling, and bandages as seen with full facelifts.
The 3D Facelift
The 3D facelift is a non-surgical facelift procedure that utilizes a fat transfer to add volume to an aging face. This micro-surgery results in minimal scarring and downtime, which is exactly what patients are looking for in 2020. Unlike other facelifts, the 3D facelift will be an alternative for those who have always wanted a facelift but prefer not to go “under the knife.”
Body Contouring and Butt Lifts
Patients used to request dramatic enhancements to change their physical features. However, one of the plastic surgery trends for the new year includes subtleness. Body contouring and body lifts, including Brazilian Butt Lifts, are likely to be more requested in 2020; again, with a more natural-looking result. While patients will still want to look like their natural self, these types of cosmetic surgery are considered enhancements, rather than “overdoing” it.
Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL
With the ever-increasing role of social media, people will continue to want to look their best while still seeing and feeling the measurable results of less invasive procedures in 2020. Dr. Zoran Potparic is a plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, FL, specializing in all types of cosmetic surgery procedures, including the plastic surgery trends mentioned above. If you’re seeking plastic surgery in 2020, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Zoran to find out and talk about your options. We’d love to hear from you and bring joy to your life as we restore your youth! Contact us today.
- ASPS National Clearinghouse of Plastic Surgery Procedural Statistics – 2019 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report
Dr. Zoran Potparic is a board certified plastic surgeon in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, committed to performing surgery of the highest quality, safety, and artistry. He applies his years of global study and research, as well as more than 30 years of hands-on experience performing reconstructive and cosmetic surgery for patients coming from all over the United States.