Summary: 2017 is just around the corner, and what better way to see in the New Year than with a new, improved you? The number of plastic surgery procedures carried out within the US grew by more than 100 percent between 2000 and 2015 and recent plastic surgery trends suggest that boom is set to continue. Thanks in part to the highly-publicized plastic surgery habits of some celebrities, plastic surgery has become more widely accepted and, as such, a realistic option for those unhappy with their bodies following pregnancy or due to the effects of aging.
If you think you’d like to ring in 2017 with a new improved version of yourself, there are plenty of ways a board-certified surgeon can help you to achieve your goal. Some of the most popular options include breast augmentation, mommy makeovers, tummy tucks and liposuction.
1. Breast Augmentation
The most popular plastic surgery trend in 2015 involved breast augmentation, which grew more than any other procedure, according to figures published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. If your vision of a new you includes larger breasts, breast augmentation may be a suitable procedure for you. Some of the factors you will discuss with your plastic surgeon during initial consultation will include the results you wish to achieve, your suitability for the procedure and details such as the type of breast implant, incision and size that may work best for you.
Your breast augmentation results will depend on a variety of factors, including your natural body shape.
2. Tummy Tuck
Most suitable for those who have achieved, or very nearly achieved, their ideal weight, a tummy tuck could be the solution to excess skin and stubborn fat deposits that will not budge despite diet or exercise. Your plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from your stomach, while also tightening abdominal muscles which may have been weakened by pregnancy, aging or significant weight changes, creating a sleeker silhouette and a more contoured appearance. Remember, a tummy tuck is not a miracle cure for weight loss, and should be used in conjunction with a healthy lifestyle.
Many men and women who are close to or at their target weight may be frustrated to find their shape is not quite as sleek and contoured as they had hoped. Liposuction can be used as a stand-alone procedure to streamline the figure by removing pockets of fat that remain despite a good diet and exercise regime. Liposuction may also be done in conjunction with other procedures such as a tummy tuck for more comprehensive results. Liposuction is also a popular choice amongst those women choosing a mommy makeover to help reclaim their pre-pregnancy figure.
4. Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth can have a significant effect on your figure and, as such, on your self-esteem and confidence. A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures devised to help you to regain a body you’re happy with. A mommy makeover can address sagging breasts, stubborn areas of fat and excess abdominal skin.
Each mommy makeover procedure is customized according to a woman’s unique needs and aesthetic goals. Popular options when building a mommy makeover include liposuction, breast lifts, breast augmentation or reduction and tummy tucks. Mommy makeovers have also been a popular trend in plastic surgery for women.