This summer, in an attempt to be ´beach ready´, many of us will have made an attempt to turn over a new leaf. It seems that certain old habits die much harder than others especially when it comes to beauty routines.
According to the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, cosmetic and non-surgical cosmetic procedures will still be very much on trend in the UK in 2015 and many years to come.
“Cosmetic surgery is now more popular than ever. There are different options available for every person. It is important for people to have confidence and feel good about their bodies” said a spokesperson for the institution.
Whilst surgical procedures are still very popular, it’s the non surgical procedures that are proving to be a key theme and this trend is set to continue into 2015 and beyond. Here are some of the most viable options available on the market today;
SURGICAL TRENDS FOR 2015
The most commonly requested and peformed surgical procedure, thanks to years of exposure from our American cousins. The unfading desire of societies trends to have them bigger, smaller or more pert ensures that this is still going to be one of the most popular cosmetic procedures trending in the UK for years to come.
In an attempt to capture celebrity glamour, more people are undergoing chin implants. This procedure which was once famously undertaken by Marilyn Monroe, can add definition and balance facial features. When successfuly performed, it can produce immediate and significant changes in the profile of patients with a weak or receding chin.
This is ideal for anyone who has excess skin (after losing weight or having a baby). A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is fast becoming the solution for many eligible candidates. People with visibly hanging or stretched skin can now have it removed in order to improve the appearance and tighten up the muscle area.
Brachioplasty or ‘Bingo Wing’ Surgery
Brachioplasty is the removal of excess, aging skin from the upper arms, often referred to as ‘bingo wings’ and gives tighter, more toned and youthful appearance to the arms. It is an ever increasingly popular treatment among older ladies who feel self conscious about their ‘flappy’ loose upper arms or for those who have lost significant amounts of weight and want to tighten up the visible skin.
The hunt for a ‘designer vagina’ has intensified, with labiaplasty and vaginoplasty amongst some of the UK’s fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedures.
The aim of Labiaplasty is to reduce the size of, or reshape, the labia minora, either for medical or aesthetic reasons. Vaginoplasty aims to ‘tighten’ the vagina, and it is a procedure that is particularly popular among women who have given birth.
NON SURGICAL TRENDS FOR 2015
2014 saw a spectrum of celebrities in the media having undergone non-surgical treatments from Kim Kardashian to Cristiano Ronaldo. It is though that non-surgical procedures now account for 70% of the cosmetic industry. These procedures below made up this enviable statistic;
The Non Surgical Face Lift
Anti ageing treatments such as dermal fillers, Botox and chemical facial peels are fast becoming a high street name. When combined, they provide the ideal ‘face lift’ that is seen to be taking over the traditional surgical face lift. They restore the contour of the face without the need for any surgery.
A combination of wrinkle and line smoothing treatments along side dermal fillers result in a more youthful, and line free look that re energises the skin, minimises smokers lines and gives a fresh look that is proving ideal for today’s quest for eternal youth. An growing number of people want to stop the signs of ageing without surgery and with such admirable results and minimal recovery time after these procedures, non surgical facelifts are going to be here for many years to come.
This is the next generation in body fat treatment, Lipotripsy is a non invasive, pain fee treatment that works by stimulating the bodies fat breakdown, collagen synthesis and lymphatic drainage.
Lipotripsy treats the arms, saddlebags, thighs, hips, love handles and abdomen having an ultimately slimming effect on the body. It is a clinically proven method to reduce cellulite and an increase in oxygen levels result in an improvement in skin elasticity as the skin’s smoothness is dramatically enhanced.
Laser Hair Removal
A treatment that is used for the removal of excess or unwanted hair. Laser hair removal works by destroying the base of the hair follicle that is the source of new hair growth. It can be used on a variety of skin types, with minimum fuss and maintenance after. It is becoming the number one choice for those on the go wanting smooth, hair-free body zones by both men and women.