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Plastic Surgery Trends for 2021

The global pandemic has changed the way we do almost everything, and this is probably the way it’s going to stay for much of 2021—the way we work, the way we go to school, the way we shop for groceries, and the way we care for our outward appearance.

Despite all the uncertainty surrounding health, employment, and family gatherings, people still want to feel good about how they look. After all, there are both productivity and self-esteem benefits of looking and feeling one’s best.

Although it’s hard to predict what 2021 will look like, we have a pretty good idea of the skincare and plastic surgery trends in the new year. Keeping this in mind will help us adapt our needs to fit what promises to be a very interesting year.

Lower Face Treatments

More and more, we are seeking out ways to lift and tighten our faces after staring at ourselves so often on the screen. Apart from wrinkles and flat cheeks, one of the most prevalent areas of concern has become the neck. And with our increase in screen time, so has the interest in neck lifts.

Patients are looking specifically for ways to address laxity or sagging in their midface, jawline, and necks with a minimally invasive facelift. Dr. Eric Pugash can accommodate this growing trend with a designed-for-you facelift in Vancouver, British Columbia. Facelift surgery is an excellent option for those looking to shave some years off of their appearance subtly and naturally.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

With so many Zoom meetings, we are also seeing tired skin all day long on camera and are starting to plan for some maintenance in the form of eyelid surgery. Blepharoplasty is a great way to restore the upper and/or lower eyelids from sagging skin and tissues. Choosing blepharoplasty with an expert surgeon can quickly revive a more youthful appearance.

Breast augmentation there are two types of breast augmentation—implants and fat transfer to the breasts from other parts of the body.

While the need for breast augmentation to increase the fullness and profile of the breasts is not expected to change in the new year, the demand for fat transfer is. As the newest breast enlargement technique, this is likely to increase in demand.

The advantage of fat transfer is that the body does not reject the fat because it is from the patient’s own body. Therefore, breast augmentation can be a natural choice to improve the balance of breast and hip contours and enhance self-image and self-confidence. However, fat transfer does suffer from significant disadvantages compared to traditional breast augmentation. Firstly, many patients are slim, and simply do not have enough fat elsewhere in their bodies to transfer to their breasts. Secondly, the take, or survival of the grafted fat is very unpredictable. It may be necessary to repeat the surgery a second or even a third time to build up the breasts to the patient’s satisfaction. Finally, the body areas from which the fat was taken may be left with ripples, dents, or loose skin.

Increase In Botulinum Toxin Type A Injections

These non-surgical procedures use injections that include Xeomin, Botox, and Dysport. In the past, it was mainly patients with signs of aging on their faces who sought out this procedure. However, with today’s smartphone self-portrait or “selfie” trend, millennials prefer this procedure too. Not only is the trend being driven by social media “influencers,” but so is the increase in virtual meetings hosted on our laptops. Neuromodulators can relax underlying facial muscles and diminish expression wrinkles and lines to have your skin looking smoother than ever before.

Preventative Plastic Surgery

What other trends can we expect to see more of in 2021? It is believed that the most significant shift will be in choosing plastic surgery that prevents or delays aging rather than trying to turn back the clock in our later years.

To learn more about plastic surgery trends in 2021 and how they can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, call (604) 522-5199 or schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery.