5 Plastic Surgery & Cosmetic Trends for 2021
2021 has finally arrived, and with it comes new beginnings. For most industries and hobbies, a new year brings a number of new trends to explore. Even following an unpredictable and strange year, 2021 brings plenty of rising trends and fashions. Regardless of which industry you are interested in, there’s bound to be loads of new and exciting trends for you to explore as we embark on another year.
When it comes to plastic surgery, this is especially true: every year, the industry booms with cosmetic innovations, and 2021 is no exception. In fact, in a time where technology allows us to interact with beauty trends all over the world, the aesthetics world offers a host of techniques worth checking out.
Curious about which plastic surgery trends are going to be big in 2021? Here’s our take.
- Fillers and Injectables
In the age of selfies, Zoom parties, and app-based dating, our faces are receiving more spotlight than ever. If staring at your own face during a virtual meeting has you obsessing over the lack of volume in your jawline, or crows feet around your eyes, you aren’t alone. Many folks find that injection-based fillers like Restylane®, Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra® are a great way to lift their confidence and bring a youthful fullness back to the face. This trend blossomed over 2020, and we see it continuing into the coming year, with its impressive combination of facial fillers and injectable Botox® to create what has been called a “liquid facelift.” The highly effective results coupled with no recovery period have made this a popular treatment for 2020 and beyond.
- Lip Treatments
With mask mandates in place and mouths covered up most of the time, many savvy folks are choosing now as a time to finally get work done on their lips. After all, wearing a mask hides any swelling or bruising after a lip procedure, prompting many to give it a try. Lip fillers in particular have grown in popularity over the last year and we see no slowing to that trend.
- Facial Rejuvenation
The introduction of masks to our society has affected plastic surgery trends in more ways than one. Though many are taking advantage of extra coverage for recovery discretion, as discussed above, others are taking the opposite approach. Many people have found that wearing a mask doesn’t feel flattering, or covers up a feature which they love. To combat these feelings, they’ve begun wearing special eye makeup, doing their hair, getting their brows done, or accessorizing their mask to boost their confidence. Some have used this time as a chance to finally try a facial rejuvenation treatment — either injectable options like Botox, or a surgical treatment like a mini facelift.
- Minimally Invasive Procedures
As the medical world continues to develop new forms of aesthetic procedure, it becomes accessible to more and more people. Plastic surgery or cosmetic procedures have not always been viable options — many people are simply too busy with work, families, and other life commitments. The time required for recovery can feel untenable. The rise in minimally or non-invasive treatments, however, has taken that roadblock away. These procedures are swiftly administered in-office and require little to no post-procedural downtime. Some clients may experience swelling, soreness, or blotchiness, but generally speaking they can get on with their lives while these effects resolve quickly.
Nonsurgical and minimally invasive treatments span a wide range of areas, with a good number of them designed to rejuvenate facial features and skin. This includes treatments like injectable fillers, facial peels, and dermabrasion.
- Brow Lifts
Beauty trends are always changing, but a good set of brows never goes out of style. Throw in the fact that, when wearing a mask, our eyebrows are one of the main features, and you’ll see why stellar eyebrows are one of your biggest beauty must-haves of 2021. Rather than spend hours of precious time plucking, penciling, and obsessing over your brows, perhaps it’s time to consider something else. If you want to make sure your eyebrows are always on point, a surgical brow lift might be in order — this incision-based procedure is fairly affordable, takes only a couple of hours, and boasts results which most often will last for over a decade.
Regardless of what specific goals or resolutions you’ve set for yourself this coming year, we hope that your 2021 is rejuvenating and filled with hope! If you’re hoping to grow your confidence by trying a new plastic surgery or aesthetic treatment this year, we are here to guide you along the way. Dr. Leo Lapuerta, our head physician, has over 20 years experience as a plastic surgeon, and has performed over 20,000 procedures in that time.
Give us a call today at (713) 489-0169 to learn about our practices and the procedures we offer, and book your consultation. We can’t wait to help you reach your 2021 goals.