Summary: What might 2020 have in store for cosmetic surgery and the surgeons who perform it? That’s a good question. And who better to predict that future than a bunch of surgeons? The Aesthetic Society–a group of board certified plastic surgeons–has released its predictions for the year 2020. Let’s take a look at what they think might happen!
What Will Cosmetic Surgery Look Like in 2020?
The Aesthetic Society, a group of board certified plastic surgeons, have unveiled their predictions for the year 2020. And if these predictions come to pass, we’re definitely in for an interesting year. Then again, it’s not as though any of these cosmetic surgery predictions come out of left field.
In a way, each of these predictions is building on what came before. That’s how plastic surgery is supposed to work, more or less. The procedure that seems to come out of left field usually has a significant amount of work underpinning the central concepts. And on that note, let’s take a look at what the Aesthetic Society expects to be big in 2020.
The Rise of the Daddy Do-Over
The Mommy Makeover is one of the big success stories in plastic surgery marketing. Tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction–all of which address the signs of aging associated with motherhood. It created a nice and neat package for patients to opt into. So it’s not all that surprising that, in 2020, surgeons expect to see a rise in the Daddy Do-Over.
This procedure functions on essentially the same principle as the Mommy Makeover. The Daddy Do-Over is comprised of several plastic surgery procedures, including tummy tuck, gynecomastia surgery, and liposuction.
The idea is that more and more men are undergoing plastic surgery generally. So the popularity of the Daddy Do-Over will continue to increase at the same time. Indeed, there are some plastic surgeons who expect the popularity of the Daddy Do-Over to outpace other male-centered plastic surgery procedures.
”Baby Botox” Grows
Cosmetic surgery is being used to address ever more subtle aspects of one’s appearance. So the growing popularity of “baby Botox” fits in nicely with that observation. For those who aren’t entirely familiar with the lingo, Baby Botox is the use of tiny amounts of Botox in specific areas of the face to create a larger area of effect.
The benefit to baby Botox is that you’re using less of the injectable in question. Patients tend to like the “less is more” approach (usually, at least). So we could easily see Baby Botox becoming more popular in the year 2020. That’s especially true as younger and younger patients enter the cosmetic surgery marketplace, seeking to address small and subtle signs of aging. For those patients in particular, Baby Botox may continue to be an exceptional treatment option.
More Non Invasive Technology
The Aesthetic Society sees what everyone else sees: a huge shift towards non invasive plastic surgery procedures. This isn’t to say that plastic surgery is going anywhere. It’s just that now patients have more options. You could undergo a facelift or you can have dermal filler injections (or both)–whichever happens to suit your goals and your physiology.
The point is that you have options. And as technology creates more effective non invasive options, you can expect to see those options proliferate. When it comes to facelifts, patients now have options that include Botox, dermal fillers, microneedling and so on. Body contouring options include Kybella and Coolsculpting.
It wouldn’t be surprising, then, to see ever more non invasive options landing in the marketplace as 2020 rolls on.
The Aesthetic Society has more predictions, too. You can read all of them in the full report. Though, it is important to point out that these are just predictions–informed predictions, yes, but predictions nonetheless.
Whether they turn out to be true or not, well, that’s anyone’s guess.
About the Author: Dan Voltz has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for almost five years. He is constantly in touch with cosmetic and plastic surgeons to ensure he has the latest and most up to date information possible.