Cosmetic surgery trends are constantly evolving, influenced by various factors such as societal norms, technological advancements, and popular culture. In recent years, social media has played a significant role in shaping these trends, with influencers and celebrities showcasing their own cosmetic procedures and influencing public interest in certain treatments. One notable trend is the rise of minimally invasive procedures. These procedures offer less downtime and fewer risks compared to traditional surgical methods. Treatments such as injectables (neurotoxin injections and fillers) have become increasingly popular, allowing individuals to achieve subtle enhancements and address specific concerns without undergoing surgery. Dr. Dan Yamini is a board-certified Beverly Hills, CA Plastic Surgeon of Visthetic Surgery Institute & Med Spa. He breaks down the procedures that will be phasing out in 2024 and what will be trending in the new year and why.
On the Way Out
Overly Plumped Lips: There has been a growing emphasis on natural-looking results, and excessively plumped lips were starting to fall out of favor. Many people are opting for more subtle enhancements to maintain a balanced and natural appearance.
Frozen or Overly Smooth Facial Expressions: The trend towards more dynamic facial expressions and avoiding the “frozen” look associated with certain injectables may continue. Patients and practitioners are aiming for results that allow for natural movement and expression.
Extreme Facelifts: The trend has been moving away from overly tight and pulled appearances associated with traditional facelifts. Modern facelift techniques aim for a more subtle and natural-looking rejuvenation.
Cookie-Cutter Nose Jobs: Patients are increasingly seeking nose surgeries that preserve individuality and ethnic characteristics rather than conforming to a standard or stereotypical nose shape.
Excessive Use of Fillers: While fillers can effectively restore volume and enhance features, the trend is shifting towards more judicious use. Overuse of fillers, especially in certain areas, can result in an unnatural appearance.
Breast Implants: There seems to be a growing interest in more natural-looking breasts, with some patients considering alternatives to breast implants. This includes procedures such as implant removal, downsizing, or combining removal with a breast lift using fat grafting.
Bigger is Better Aesthetic: In the past, there was a trend towards larger breasts and buttocks, with the “bigger is better” aesthetic being popular. However, there seems to be a shift towards a more subtle and understated aesthetic in recent years 1.
Brazilian Butt Lift Reversals: There is speculation that some individuals who previously underwent Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL) procedures are now opting for smaller hips and buttocks, reversing the trend of larger buttocks.
What is on the Horizon for 2024
Minimally Invasive Procedures: There has been a growing interest in minimally invasive treatments requiring less downtime and fewer visible side effects.
Natural-Looking Results: Many individuals are opting for procedures that provide subtle and natural-looking enhancements rather than dramatic changes.
Body Contouring and Sculpting: Procedures that focus on body contouring, such as liposuction and non-surgical fat reduction, have gained popularity.
Customization: Tailored and individualized treatments that consider a person’s unique anatomy and features are becoming more prevalent.
Combination Procedures: Some individuals choose to combine multiple procedures to achieve comprehensive results in a single session.
Regenerative Treatments: There is an increasing interest in treatments that harness the body’s natural regenerative processes, such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) treatments.
Ethnic Sensitivity: Surgeons are paying more attention to cultural and ethnic considerations, providing procedures that enhance natural features without erasing cultural identity.
Mommy Makeover Surgery: Mommy makeover surgery is a combination of procedures that aim to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. It typically includes procedures such as breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction.
Tummy Tuck Surgery: Tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen, resulting in a flatter and more toned appearance.
Chin Augmentation: Chin augmentation is a procedure that enhances the shape and size of the chin using implants or fillers. It can help improve facial balance and definition.