There will be more patients and treatments this year.
Here are the trends that dermatologists and surgeons are rushing to implement.
Although the epidemic growth in plastic surgery is old news, doctors report that interest and demand have recently increased.
Despite an eight-week nationwide elective surgery ban, Americans spent over $9 billion on plastic surgery in 2020, according to The Aesthetic Society.
And according to doctors, 2021 far outperformed that revenue threshold; in fact, one plastic surgeon dubbed 2021 the “heyday” of plastic surgery.
Halloween through Christmas have historically been the busiest months for plastic surgery due to a variety of factors, such as parents having time off from work and insurance deductibles being fulfilled.
But for many surgeons, the last 1.5 years have flown by at the same frenetic pace.
It’s usually a great time to get things done, but the last year and a half have been particularly busy for plastic surgery due to COVID and people working from home.
We asked plastic surgeons for their predictions and ideas for the year ahead in aesthetics as we approach 2022, though they all questioned if anyone could still foretell the future.
A notable trend today is an ultra-customized surgery made up of several smaller treatments so that a comprehensive rejuvenation can be achieved in one go. All plastic surgery should be individualized to each patient’s specific aims.
In the past, middle school-aged students have traditionally undergone otoplasties, sometimes known as ear pinning.
(At this stage, ears fully develop, and the operation can assist youngsters who have been teased about their ears’ appearance feel more confident.)
However, between uncomfortable masks yanking on our ears and overly paying attention to our appearance during Zoom calls,
For the field of facial plastic surgery, the years 2020 and 2021 were crucial.
According to data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, three of the top five most common surgery in 2020 were on the face, despite the nationwide moratorium on elective procedures.
The list’s top three procedures were rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, and facelifts, dethroning the formerly dominant breast augmentation.