13 Top Doctors Predict The Next Big Thing in Beauty
Innovations in the medical field are always exciting, but we're always itching for more. Here, some of the top leaders in the industry share what they believe—and hope—is next in beauty.
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Dr. Eric Mariotti, plastic surgeon
"Fat grafting will continue to emerge as a reliable aging treatment. As plastic surgeons understand and learn more about how to harvest and transplant it to other body areas, results will continue to improve. I currently use it with great success in breast reconstruction. It has great potential in facial aging and body enhancement if done in a fashion that the transplanted fat predictably lives in the long term and not just for weeks or a few months."
Dr. Irene Grafman, cosmetic dentist
"What I hope soon becomes the next big thing is Functional Dentistry. Similar to Functional Medicine, we can improve the health of the mouth and even overall health through natural ways and proper function. The result is still a beautiful smile but one that will continue to stay healthy for a lifetime."
Dr. Kenneth R. Francis, plastic surgeon
"Sarcastically, Brazilian Butt Lift reversal. The Brazilian Butt Lift has taken off like a proverbial rocket with an ASAPS statistically reported 86% increase year over year from 2014 to 2015. Eventually, the fad will fade and patients will want their buttocks reduced again, which at the present time we have no way of doing."
Dr. Niloufer Hamsayeh, cosmetic dentist
"The next trend would be enamel infiltration instead of bondings or fillings. This new procedure corrects/eliminates white/weak spots on teeth. With no anesthetic and a few careful steps, we can now fix decalcification of enamel and small areas of decay."
Dr. Elie Levine, plastic surgeon
"Being more open about plastic surgery overall will be the next trend; surgery no longer being taboo. Aside from that, facial implants/Autologous fat grafting will pick up steam, especially to the buttocks."
Dr. Karyn Grossman, dermatologist
"The reduction of sweat/odor for normal people via in-office procedures, vaginal rejuvenation, more skin tightening and preventative treatments as opposed to corrective treatments."
Dr. Laurence Rifkin, cosmetic dentist
"Combining three-dimensional x-rays and photographs in designing and fabricating cosmetic and functional dental restorations via virtual technology."
Dr. Linda L. Swanson, plastic surgeon
"The next major trend will be more uses for existing lasers....which won't really work. That is, more and more "non-invasive procedures" that will be only be temporary fixes. This makes for unhappy patients because they won't deliver the expected results. Most of these have to be done more than once, causing patients to spend more and more."
Dr. Jeffrey B. Wise, facial plastic surgeon
"I’ve gotten many requests for super-natural nose jobs. People don’t want a “nose job-y” looking nose anymore, as they just want to make minor tweaks and changes. Patients want an un-operated looking rhinoplasty these days."
Dr. Goesel Anson, plastic surgeon
"Stem cell technology will be extremely important as objective, scientific study continues. That progress has been slower than I expected years ago, but I’m still optimistic."