Summary: Looking at the trending non surgical procedures in 2017 can give us some clue as to what to expect in the coming year. If past is prologue, 2018 is going to be a very big year for non surgical procedures. The popularity of these procedures simply continues to grow. But knowing where it’s growing can help you plan ahead.
Looking at Trending Non Surgical Procedures in 2017 and Beyond
Non surgical procedures are more popular than ever. But what are the trending non surgical procedures in 2017 that will lead to excellent results? What’s catching on (or continuing to grow)? It’s always a good idea to keep an eye on the trends and innovations in the non surgical, non invasive world. They tend to be on the cutting edge of aesthetic procedures.
Non surgical procedures have always made a significant splash. That’s especially true since the introduction of Botox injections. I think there are a couple of reasons for this. First and foremost, the majority of popular non surgical procedures tend to be at least somewhat effective.
Secondly, there’s a psychological element at play here. People love the fact that you can get significant gain with no (or with less) pain. Who doesn’t want that? That’s why we can definitely learn a thing or two from the trending non surgical procedures in 2017—what’s working and what isn’t?
Get Rid of Fat Without Surgery
One of the most exciting developments in non surgical procedures over the past couple of years has been in the arena of eliminating fat. Now, this used to be an area dominated exclusively by surgical procedures. For many years, liposuction was really the only way you could expect to successfully sculpt your body.
However, there are several non surgical solutions that can have some impact on body fat without the need for surgery. Those procedures are:
- CoolSculpting: One of the first “non surgical” liposuction alternative that was moderately effective, Coolsculpting works by freezing your fat. Your skin can take more cold than your fat can—so this device exposes you to a controlled burst of cold. The end result is a subtle change in the amount of fat present in the targeted area.
- Kybella: The innovation of 2017! Kybella works by directly targeting fat cells with an injectable solution. That’s right, you get injections and—in most cases—the fat kind of disappears. Currently, Kybella is only approved to treat the area of fat around the jawline, but it’s easy for us to see that being expanded in the future.
These two procedures are incredibly popular—and it’s easy to see that popularity increasing in the near the future given how often body contouring is requested.
Aesthetic Changes to the Face
The other big area where non surgical procedures are booming is when it comes to making aesthetic changes to the face. Yes, that means rejuvenating changes, such as the mitigation of lines and wrinkles. But, more recently, it has also meant changes that are designed to change the shape of the face.
One big example is a procedure called the Non Surgical Nose Job. Developed by Dr. Alexander Rivkin in Los Angeles, the Non Surgical Nose Job uses dermal fillers to alter the overall shape of the nose. Using this procedure, it’s possible to:
- Add volume to the bridge of the nose
- Correct some cases of a drooping tip
- Make overall changes to the nose that alter the proportions
The Non Surgical Nose Job is a powerful procedure. But it can’t remove volume. It can only add volume. That’s true more broadly speaking as well.
Other Aesthetic Facial Procedures
The success of Non Surgical Nose Job procedures have paved the way for other injectables-based alterations to the face. There are now procedures such as non surgical brow lifts, which can target the eyebrows and make them look more youthful.
But perhaps the most popular non surgical aesthetic facial plastic surgery procedure are lip injections. Patients who want larger lips will often opt for injections of specially formulated dermal fillers. These fillers are able to make the lips look more plump.
The results for all of these procedures are temporary, in most cases. That’s the nature of dermal fillers, which are designed to be absorbed back into the blood stream. But the advantage is that patients can take several procedures out for a “test drive” before committing to surgery (or before continuing with non surgical treatments).
Increasing Popularity in 2018
It won’t be shocking to us, or to industry analysts, to see these type of non invasive and non surgical procedures continue to be popular in 2017 and 2018. After all, these trending non surgical procedures in 2017 are really laying the groundwork for what’s to come.
And if this past year has been any indication, non surgical procedures are simply going to continue to grow. After all, they’re offering something that surgical procedures can’t: gain with no pain. But these trending procedures also offer something tangible: results that patients like. That’s hard to argue with.