You have young starlets like Kylie Jenner and other Instagram influencers and social media stars like über successful Chiara Ferragnito, thanks to all things pumped up, plumped up and overly beautified. Young women—and a growing number of men, truth be told—eager to keep up with the Kardashians as well as other style mavens are finding themselves hunkered down in the doctor’s office getting the latest cosmetic surgery, or in some cases, the oldies but goodies, to look as good as their favorite stars. While some cosmetic procedures, which include both cosmetic surgery and non-cosmetic surgery treatments, are growing as a trend, others have been around for some time but remained in vogue to this day.
Botox is a cosmetic procedure that seems almost ancient at this point in the realm of cosmetic beauty treatments that offer lasting benefits. Nevertheless, it’s still a perennial favorite. It’s not a surgical procedure and only involves the slightest of pain, making it easily doable over a lunch hour. When you get Botox done, you’re essentially having your muscles relaxed in the area that’s been treated, and the areas that Botox primarily targets include areas around the eyes and mouth. Since this is a fairly easy procedure, plenty of people, who typically identify themselves as nurses, have placed ads offering to perform Botox treatments at a huge discount.
Beware of these ads. There’s no guarantee that these people have even received the proper training from a reputable resource such as a continuing medical education training institution like the largest one around, namely Empire Medical Training (EMT), which has provided aesthetic training for tens of thousands of healthcare professionals. Neither is there evidence that they’ve so much as viewed training videos, such as Dr. Stephen Cosentino training videos (Dr. Cosentino’s the president of EMT).Make sure you have someone who’s properly licensed to inject you with Botox.
Dermal fillers are certainly enjoying a heyday. They’re injectables like Botox and also like Botox they’re best to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and give you that smooth as a baby’s bottom texture. The fillers target wrinkles on the face and mainly the so-called smile lines, also known as laugh lines. For people who don’t want to go through any type of costly surgery to get rid of the lines, the fillers are a good way to reach that end without any surgery or high costs. What’s surprising is that while the only women who got dermal fillers before were mainly women of a certain age, now women as young as 19 years old are increasingly getting it done. Look for this trend to stay on the upswing.
Lift and tuck has been replaced by tightening and lifting procedures. Small tushies are out and eye-popping backsides are in. While some women are buying different butt pads and other enhancements to achieve a fuller effect, other women are increasingly turning to buttock surgery to enhance their derrieres in a jiffy. Just from 2013 to 2014, there was about an astounding 100 percent increase in buttock implant procedures, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Equally impressive is that the number of butt lifts jumped by about 45 percent during the same time.
Can you guess what the most popular cosmetic procedure of 2016 was? You probably guessed right since this one’s been a favorite for years. It’s breast enlargement, or augmentation surgery, and once again it came out on top in the latest statistics report from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Almost 300,000 operations were done so that women could have a larger shape that they desire; silicone implants were the clear preference over saline implants.
Relatedly, an increasing number of women are also getting what’s being called breast “explants”; that is, they’re having their implants removed. Ironically, the same reasons that some women get implants, namely to look better or feel more attractive, are why some choose to get their implants removed. They discover they look even better without the implants, or they no longer find them appealing.
Changing and Staying the Same
The year-to-year trends in cosmetic procedures show how certain procedures remain as popular as they’ve ever been even while others emerge to take their rightful place alongside them as standards of beauty evolved. Whoever’s your influence, whether it’s J. Lo or Beyonce or Pamela Anderson circa the “Baywatch” years, there’s a cosmetic procedure that can make you turn heads the way these ladies can.
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