There are countless women, and an increasing number of men, investing their hard earned savings into plastic surgery and transformative beauty enhancements annually. After the statistics were revealed by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, more than $12 billion dollars was spent on surgical and non-surgical treatments in 2013 alone.
Whether you are into it or not, everyone is familiar with the basics and the most popular of requested cosmetic solutions- such as breast implants and rhinoplasty. However, there is an entire underground world in the plastic surgery industry where you could shorten your forehead, shrink your cankles, and even get a youthifying facelift- no surgery, no incisions, no downtime. The wide variety of procedures available are not only revolutionizing, but they are catapulting the innovators of these procedures into social media celebrity. Everyone is trying to find out more about the different solutions offered. After all, the industry is based off of “out with the old, in with the new!”
So what is the latest craze and trends in cosmetic surgery?
#8 Gladiator Abs
A technique commonly referred to as abdominal etching prior to Dr. Douglas Steinbrech perfecting the procedure with his Gladiator Abs™ to surgically enhance appearance and improve the definition of abdominal muscles. This cutting-edge procedure removes unwanted fat and sculpts your abs definition to help you get the ripped abs you’ve always wanted.
Many men believe, as per a fictional gladiator once proclaimed, “What we do in this life echoes in eternity!” (unless a top board-certified surgeon has anything to do with it!)
#7 Cankle Liposuction
I remember I was once told by a common gym rat that the reason I didn’t have a boyfriend was because I had weak ankles- not even cankles! -But apparently this is a dramatic insecurity for some people to overcome. Enter Cankle Liposuction. Since the ankle area is so delicate and tough, the technique is not widely performed and could be quite painful.
#6 Temple Injections
The latest in facial rejuvenation is injecting fillers into the temple area. Volume loss is inevitable as a person ages. This is a solution for anti-aging and increasing skin laxity. Injectables help to create fullness and provide soft smooth results with both medical and cosmetic benefits. More proof that taking care of your temple is the key to the fountain of youth.
#5 Forehead Reduction
One of my favorite jokes… A horse walks into the bar and the bartender says, “Why the long face?”
If you have lived your life feeling like Mr. Ed, there is an option for you. Forehead reduction (also known as hairline lowering) is designed to balance the proportions of your face, correcting congenital high hairlines or elevated foreheads resulting from other surgeries. I’m not saying Kim K has done this, but I’m not Not saying it either. Think about it.
#4 Hand Lift
If your bae is going to #PutARingOnIt, two things need to happen in order to make the announcement on social media- a fresh manicure and a hand-lift! The “engagement ring selfie” is stirring up major insecurities for ladies declaring their love. Since hands are one of the first parts of the body to show signs of aging, fillers can instantly smooth out wrinkles and plump the skin creating a desired aesthetic for your blissful photo. Give a rejuvenated middle finger to thin, bony, and prominent veins!
#3 Jaw/Chin Augmentation
Getting an edge on the competition and regaining your rugged masculinity, has always been accredited to a strong, Jay Leno-esque chin or jawline. Just Kidding. -But no really. Since America is obsessed with superheros and cinematic adventures like the recent Avengers franchise, men want to recreate a structure which resembles these top granite actors and characters that exude manliness for mass appeal.
#2 Liquid Facelift
The Liquid Facelift can provide an excellent alternative to a traditional surgical facelift for individuals seeking more immediate improvement with no downtime and minimal risk or those looking to avoid surgery altogether. It is ideal for younger individuals who are not yet ready for or in need of surgical correction but would still like to improve early signs of facial aging and volume loss. Test drive the car before you take it off the lot. Understandable.
#1. Cinderella Surgery
Every leading lady wants her fairy tale ending.- But what happens when the shoe doesn’t fit? Or the glass slipper is causing you ongoing pain? After all, fashion and beauty equal pain. More women have been experiencing a condition referred to as “stiletto metatarsalgia”. “The Loub Job®” Injection is a new, cutting edge treatment created by Dr. Suzanne Levine to alleviate the symptoms of this condition upon request.
Women are now taking radical steps to resolve the ongoing pain that comes from wearing their favorite pair of high-end heels! With celebrities driving the sales for fashionable dream shoes, it is no wonder women are finally seeking help with the latest injectables. Fillers are no longer just for your face! Princesses and fashionistas rejoice!
It can be overwhelming to consider your cosmetic surgery service options. There are so many different options, from the non-invasive office procedure to more-recovery-required surgical options. Dr. Kaplan wants you to make the best decision for the most beautiful you you can be. To make your decision easier, we’ve put together this small interactive application.
- Use a 3D image of your own body.
- “Try on” different size implants.
- See the results from different angles.
- Select the implant that’s best for you.