If someone wants to know what the most popular plastic surgery trends will likely be for the new year, it would probably a good idea to ask a plastic surgeon expert, like Dr. Joel Aronowitz. Different procedures see different popularity from one year to the next, but 2023 is coming off the heels of the pandemic years that started in 2020. Thanks to more than a hundred or so digital meetings on average, many people are very aware and conscious of how they look on a screen, which has also triggered the exploration of plastic surgery to a greater degree.
Additionally, given the fact that medicine is helping people live longer, the trends of life expectancy expanding are starting to impact what people feel they need to compete professionally in a world that is a lot more crowded today than it was just 20 years ago. That means appearance matters that much more, especially in certain industries that are heavy on in-person contact, like sales, for example. Still, other trends are being impacted by the increased availability of new procedures that weren’t available previously.
Patients in their 40s are expected to be pushing a high demand for facelifts and minor tucks, smaller procedures designed to provide a bit of tightening and reduction of skin sagging that happens naturally as the facial fat begins to wane. Unlike the significant traditional method of a facelift or the current chatter on buccal facelifts, these smaller tucks are designed to just provide a slight, gradual improvement of facial improvement for patients, again being very responsive to folks’ sensitivity to their appearance on digital cameras in many cases.
The eyes speak a lot about what a person has been doing or going through, and tired eyelids often reflect exhaustion, long hours, and aging, at least appearance-wise. No surprise, Joel Aronowitz notes, brow lifts and a similar focus on brightening up the face and eyelid area, with the intent of making a person look more energetic again. The results are a notable improvement in appearance as well as social presentation. Doing so also tends to remove some of the minor crow lines and wrinkles that frequently start to appear around the eyes and immediately underneath.
Both liposuction and breast augmentation have continued to be in solid demand in good years and bad, and Joel Aronowitz believes 2023 will be no different. In fact, when the economy starts getting a bit tighter, these procedures are the ones patients aim for, looking to get the best investment out of their money and hoping these specific improvements will have a dramatic change in their opportunities towards the positive. In most cases, these procedures are commitments people have been thinking about for quite a while or working towards regardless, and the timing is right to jump in.
Joel Aronowitz expects, as a plastic surgeon himself, 2023 will be just as busy a year as 2022 was, especially after the hiatus of 2020 COVID isolation. But the reasons vary, and while Zoom meeting perspectives definitely drive people to be aware, the traditional motivations for plastic surgery are still alive and well also.