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Cosmetic Surgery Predictions for 2011
Written by Fresh Vancouver   

What do the experts foresee for the new year?

Plastic Surgery Trends 2011The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) predicts trends for cosmetic surgery in the new year, based upon interviews with leading plastic surgeons around the United States. From face time to booty calls, these trends may raise a few eyebrows – with or without Botox!

Facelifts on the Rise

As the economy continues to improve, demand for facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgery will increase. Non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures will also see some growth, but people who have been putting off surgery for the past few years because of the economy will be ready for the gold standard in facial rejuvenation in 2011.

Fill 'er Up

The growth and popularity of cosmetic injectables (Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Radiesse, Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane etc.) will continue to increase as products continue to evolve and new players enter the market.

New Figures in Contouring

While liposuction (lipoplasty) will continue to be the gold-standard in fat reduction, there will be continued interest in experimental techniques for non-invasive fat removal (freezing, zapping, lasering, etc.) as a future alternative or adjunct to liposuction (lipoplasty) surgery.

Breasts Again

As the baby boomer generation continues to age, so do their breast implants. This year many baby boomer women who have aging implants and/ or breast ptosis will replace their implants and have breast lifts.

Invasion of the Minimalists

As the popularity of non surgical and minimally invasive procedures continues to grow, surgeons and manufacturers will develop new techniques and products that advance the science, produce even better results and lessen recovery time.

Must-Have Booty

Celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez have made a shapely rear-end a must have accessory. In the coming year patients will be seeking posterior body lifts, buttock lifts, surgical and nonsurgical buttock augmentations to shape and augment their buttocks.

Truth in Advertising

Following the trend in increased consumer sophistication patients will increasingly want to know if the latest procedure and device being touted on the internet and TV talk show really works and if it is safe. By incorporating evidence-based medicine into the core specialties of plastic surgery, the Aesthetic Society will make it easier for both doctors and patients to determine fact from fiction.

Excerpted from "10 Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2011," published by The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), Dec. 20, 2010. Read more from the ASAPS at www.surgery.org.