The plastic surgery industry has come a long way since its inception, with new invasive and non-invasive procedures coming out on the market every year. While breast augmentation, rhinoplasty and Botox are the most well-known procedures done within the plastic surgery world, there are other, lesser-known procedures gaining major traction in 2018 and into 2019. We spoke with Englewood, NJ plastic surgeon Shwetambara Parakh, MD, about which procedures are on the rise and why.
Here are the 4 procedures gaining popularity:
There’s a major shift towards living a more active lifestyle, and “it’s got many women thinking about breasts that match the rest of their body,” explains Parakh. Large, heavy breasts can cause major back and neck pain, and some women even have to wear two sports bras to keep their breasts supported while they workout. “Women also find it difficult to shop for dresses if they are a smaller size at the bottom and much heavier at the top,” says Parakh. Thankfully, celebrities are speaking out about their breast reductions, promoting a big conversation to arise regarding breast reductions.
Butt Augmentation with Fat Grafting
Butt augmentation (also known as the “Brazilian butt lift”) is achieved by taking out fat in an area where it’s unwanted, and placing it into the buttocks. “When we think of shapely, large buttocks, one cannot help but think of Kim Kardashian, who I would give credit for getting the movement going,” says Dr. Parakh. She also notes that the current social media trends and fashion choices of skinny jeans and leggings show every curve, enticing women towards shapely, lifted buttocks.
A tummy tuck (also referred to as abdominoplasty) occurs when a doctor removes all the excess skin and fat from the abdomen through a low transverse incision made below the bikini line. The belly button is then detached from the skin, allowing complete redraping of the abdominal skin. Then, the slack muscles are pulled together and sutured in place.
“One of my favorite procedures to perform is a tummy tuck surgery because it creates the most dramatic and profound change in the midsection area,” says Parakh. Patients who’ve lost significant amounts of weight through diet, exercise or after bariatric surgery have loose skin around the abdomen and want a tummy tuck to correct it. “This surgery is most popular with women post pregnancy to remove loose, stretched out skin and repair the muscle separation to restore a toned look,” explains Parakh.
Non-Invasive Fat Reduction
“Who doesn’t want their most stubborn areas of fat to go away without any pain, incisions or downtime?,” asks Parakh. While liposuction remains the gold standard for removing unwanted fat, it is still a surgical procedure. “Patients who have a busy lifestyle or have just shied away from the idea of having ‘surgery’ find non invasive fat reduction to be a very attractive option,” explains Parakh. Single or multiple areas can be treated at one setting with almost no downtime, and patients can go back to work almost immediately.
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