This post addresses the question: What surgical and nonsurgical procedures can we expect to see in 2014?
“There is a growing awareness of the different types of surgery available to people, coupled with the increasing desire to look and feel at your best," said Shami Thomas (Transform Medical Group’s PR Manager).
"Patients come to us as they want to feel good about their bodies and surgery can help them, and ultimately improve their self-confidence.
“Whilst surgical procedures are still very popular, it’s the non-surgical procedures that are proving to be a key theme and this trend is set to continue into 2014 and beyond.”
The desire for larger, firmer or smaller breasts e.g. 80,000 breast augmentations to date, will ensure that this procedure remains one of the firm favourites.
A Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to tighten lose skin/muscle after pregnancy / weight loss, is a very popular procedure and this is trend is expected to continue.
Chin implants enquiries have doubled in the last 3 years; 60 % of them are from females.
Brachioplasty (‘Bingo Wing’) removes excess skin or tightens skin on the upper arms. The outcome is slimmer more youthful looking arms.
The number of patients undergoing non-surgical procedures soared in 2013. It is estimated that non surgical procedures accounts for 75% of the total.
By far the largest group, anti-aging procedures e.g. dermal fillers, Botox and chemical facial peels are, for an increasing number of people, a must have.
Lipotripsy encourages the breakdown of fat (arms, waist, thighs and hips), reduces cellulite, encourages the production of collagen, increases oxygen flow to the skin and supports the function of the lymphatic system.
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