There is no denying that demand for and interest in cosmetic surgery is rapidly growing year on year. Big numbers of both men and women alike are showing large desires for cosmetic surgery and especially for non-surgical procedures such as Botox and other alternatives.
As the world changes and cosmetic surgery becomes more widely accepted, certain trends in this industry evolve and the media, in part, helps to drive them forward. Every one of us now has to look our best at all times. You could be snapped at any moment with a camera phone and have it uploaded and shown to hundreds or thousands of people on various social media platforms in an instant. Our whole bodies are under the spotlight and not only do people want to look perfect, they are willing to pay a lot of money for whatever the latest trend or fashion might be in order to try and reach that dream of perfection.
So what is hot in the cosmetic surgery world in 2013?
1. Freeze therapy
Ageing is an age-old concern (excuse the pun) which has affected generations. The need to look young, healthy and vibrant so as to appear appealing to others around us is a natural instinct, and cosmetic surgery has some pretty effective answers to the concern of looking older.
Freeze Therapy, created as an alternative to the popular Botox injections, is a very new trend, and as the name would suggests, actually freezes nerves and muscles to create the same effect that Botox has when injected.
Early studies have shown that the effects of Freeze Therapy can last several months, but as this is a very new procedure, not a lot is known about its long term effects.
The UK press took an interest in freeze therapy earlier this year and you can see what they said online here: Daily Mail article
2. Vampire Face Lifts
Another procedure designed to improve vitality in the face, Vampire Face Lifts actually involves using the patient’s own blood. A certain amount of blood is taken from the patient and then the plasma extracted by the doctor before being re-injected into the areas which need work. The plasma is the protein component in the blood and is believed to reduce wrinkles and improve facial volume.
And similarly to Freeze Therapy, Vampire Face Lifts are a new innovation and little research has been done about the benefits or potential risks of it.
You can find out more on this new technique by watching this video on YouTube here.
Despite alternatives on the market such as Freeze Therapy and Vampire Face Lifts, Botox is still one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures carried out today. By simply causing paralysis of nerves and muscles in order to treat wrinkles, Botox (botulinum toxin) has become the one of the most fashionable and relied upon cosmetic treatments available.
For more information on Botox you can visit this website: NHS Information
4. Breast enlargements
Possibly the most famous and popular cosmetic surgery procedure there is. Breast augmentations are still the most popular treatments, with over 300,000 women having the operation in the US last year. This treatment has been popular for so long perhaps it can no longer be classed as a trend and more of a permanent fixture?
For more information and for a guide to all kind of breast surgery you van visit this website: ABSAMC
5. Tummy tucks
As a well-known fact, obesity is a huge health problem for many, many millions of people in many countries. For decades, pharmacies and other medical practitioners have tried to develop good medical solutions and products to help people lose weight, but even in 2013 people are still turning to the tummy-tuck (abdominoplasty) to solve their weight issues.
If you’re not sure about tummy tucks you can read unbiased reviews and opinions here: Real Self
As technology and scientific discovery improves and develops, along with the development and evolution of the media and the way we live our lives, it’s hard to think that cosmetic surgery won’t continue to boom, thus creating more new and exciting trends in the industry.
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