The field of aesthetic plastic surgery has made incredible strides over the past several decades, with a wide range of innovations and modern techniques coming to the fore. If recent predictions are any indication, 2015 is likely to witness several more groundbreaking developments and trends sure to provide prospective patients with the incentive needed to make some changes for the better.
With the advent of the “selfie” as a seemingly ubiquitous means of personal expression, more and more individuals are turning to plastic surgery as a way to boost confidence and present the best possible image to the world. Demand for a broad array of treatments among the full spectrum of young and old is expected to grow in the coming year. Patients who are unable or unwilling to undergo extensive or especially invasive procedures are increasingly opting for a new breed of techniques that do not require lengthy recovery phases or anesthesia.
Male plastic surgery continues to increase
According to statistics published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of male patients requesting Botox treatments has risen by 310 percent just since the year 2000. This shift is part of a broader trend toward increased male willingness to avail themselves of a host of procedures including liposuction, rhinoplasty and the use of injectables. The stigma of cosmetic surgery being something primarily for women has all but disappeared as men of all ages have come to understand that they also have the ability to harness the power of a more youthful appearance. The trend toward active self-improvement among large cross-section of male patients shows no sign of slowing in 2015.
ATX-101 New York available in 2015
By May of 2015, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will likely decide on whether to approve what could turn out to be a real breakthrough in the fight to slow the signs of aging. A newly-developed injectable treatment for excess neck fat, ATX-101 remains under review by the regulatory agency, but promises to provide impressive results if ultimately given the green light. The sodium deoxycholate treatment would offer a convenient, minimally invasive way to eliminate small, yet stubborn pockets of submental (neck) fat. Carrying few risks and producing noticeable improvements within a month, this treatment has the potential to be truly transformational for patients.
Another development on the horizon gaining significant attention is the prospective FDA approval of RT100, a non-injectable form of Botox. The product currently under review is a topical formulation of botulinum toxin type A, something which could be a boon to patients who dislike the concept of needles or who require Botox as a means to treat larger areas of the body than are normally addressed via injection.
Fat freezing techniques expected to grow in popularity
A cosmetic technique that has gained massive popularity in recent years, fat freezing (cryolipolysis) is anticipated to gain large amounts of new fans in 2015. Known for its effectiveness in reducing fat deposits immediately beneath the skin, fat freezing can produce outcomes similar to those achieved by liposuction in a convenient, non-invasive manner. Given the lack of risk or negative side effects associated with this innovative procedure, it comes as no surprise that many more patients are expected to take advantage of this option in the new year.
NYC plastic surgery
If you are interested in learning more about the latest trends in cosmetic surgery and the ways in which you can take affirmative steps toward a dramatically improved appearance, Manhattan plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger offers private consultations in her Park Avenue office. Call 212-706-1900 to discover the possibilities.