Outlook for 2016 Plastic Surgery Trends

Beautiful bodyWith 2015 nearing to an end, RealSelf asked board-certified plastic surgeons across the county about their predictions for the coming year. Which procedures and cosmetic enhancements will be in high demand in 2016?

According to the experts, this year will be more focused on neck and jawline procedures, thanks to new injectables like Kybella. In fact, 70 percent of the surgeons polled believe that the chin or neck will be the most popular body part next year.

But 2016 may place emphasis on other areas, including the buttocks and breasts. Here’s a rundown of this coming year’s biggest beauty trends.

2016 cosmetic surgery trend predictions

If plastic surgery requests in 2015 forecast anything, it was the demand for a more natural look. The days of super-sized breast implants are long gone says California plastic surgeon Dr. Lavinia K. Chong. When discussing breast augmentation with prospective patients, Chong says that women now look to smaller chested-celebrities like Rihanna, Kate Hudson and Gwen Stefani for inspiration.

Besides the request for smaller, more natural-looking breast implants, more women were also looking to downsize their 34 DD’s. 2016 is likely to see a rise in breast reduction surgeries, thanks to the likes of Modern Family star Ariel Winter, who at just over 5 feet, struggled with a 32F cup size. Winter praised the emotional and physical benefits of the surgery, which she told Glamour finally made her “feel right” in her own body.

One trend that’s probably here to stay is the request for butt augmentation, explains Dr. Sheila S. Nazarian, a Beverly Hills surgeon. Nazarian’s practice has seen a surge in butt lift procedures since last year, but believes women will start asking for a more understated backside, rather than the bodacious curves Kim Kardashian.

The Mommy Makeover has gained widespread traction in recent years, but some doctors believe this post-pregnancy tune-up will shift to a different region of the body. Nearly 40 percent of surgeons expect an increase in requests for vaginal rejuvenation in 2016. 

When asked which body areas they expected to be asked about most in 2016 by female patients, the surgeons responded:

  • Buttocks – 48 percent
  • Vaginal rejuvenation – 39 percent
  • Skin rejuvenation – 30 percent
  • Neck – 29 percent
  • Face – 27 percent

In the context of male plastic surgery, doctors say that guys have more awareness about the definition of the jawline and neck.  Many are turning to non-invasive treatments like Kybella, which melts under chin fat, and CoolMini, which blasts away stubborn fat pockets with a cooling device. Besides chin and neck enhancements, doctors predict that men will focus on their chest, lower abdomen and eyelids.

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