by Shane Haumpton

In this generation, where physical appearance is important and highly regarded, more and more people are turning to plastic and reconstructive surgery. It may be for anything from improving one’s appearance by reducing the signs of aging and redefining certain facial and bodily features to correcting physical deformities for the restoration of proper bodily functions. And thanks to modern techniques and machines, not to mention highly capable doctors and surgeons, it’s now easier to achieve our desired results.

Based on statistics from previous years, below are the cosmetic surgery trends that we expect to see more of this 2018.


One surgical procedure that never goes out of style is rhinoplasty. Also referred to as nose reshaping, this procedure aims to correct any imperfections or alter the shape of the nose while restoring the natural functions of the nostrils. The nose is responsible for creating facial symmetry and any physical change in its shape or form can have an enormous impact on a patient’s overall facial appearance. Therefore, it is crucial to seek the help of a true rhinoplasty expert. And when performed by a certified surgeon, complementary results will be evident in the harmony and balance of facial features.


Second on the list is blepharoplasty, also referred to as eyelid rejuvenation. When a person ages, the skin around the eyes begins to sag, causing the appearance of sunken eyes. The effect is more evident in men and women in their 40s and 50s, making them the primary market for this procedure. While sunken eyes are often easily remedied by fillers and Botox, more severe skin sagging will have to be addressed with eyelid rejuvenation.

Like the nose, the eyes are highly prominent facial features, so a successful blepharoplasty should involve expert fat grafting that seamlessly blends the lower eyelid with the cheek-lower eyelid area and maintains the patient’s overall natural appearance.


Facelifts are extremely popular for addressing sagging facial skin and sunken areas of the face to make a person look instantly fresher and younger. It is sometimes requested in conjunction with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery to allow clients to look their best despite their age. And because it addresses bigger facial areas, it becomes more crucial to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in facial rejuvenation to achieve optimum, celebrity-worthy results.

Nowadays, facelifts are done with the manipulation of the superficial muscular aponeurotic system (SMAS) or the muscles of the face. Surgeons change the position of facial muscles to give the face a more “lifted” appearance. This approach yields natural-looking results that can complement natural facelift methods, like facial exercise. Using SMAS facelift techniques also provides longer-lasting results and preserves one’s natural facial symmetry.

Innovative Fat Transfer and Reduction Techniques

Experts have found new ways to use and reduce fat for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes, making them among the trendiest plastic surgery methods as of late. Fat transfer usually starts with liposuction to get excess fat from on one area of the body. After purifying the acquired fat, it will then be injected to areas that need some reshaping and plumping, like the buttocks, breasts, or even the face. Results are permanent, as fat adjusts accordingly by increasing in size when a person gains weight and decreasing in size when there’s weight loss.

There’s also non-invasive fat reduction, a method also referred to as cryolipolysis. This process kills fat cells by freezing them through popular non-surgical body contouring methods like CoolSculpting, the only FDA approved treatment for non-surgical fat reduction. Frozen fat cells will slowly and eventually be eliminated by your body over the course of several weeks or months following the treatment and requires no downtime.

Male Plastic Surgery

Men are becoming more and more particular with their looks; hence, the 50% increase in the number of males getting plastic surgery in the past 15 years. As you can imagine, the benefits help give them an edge in their career and in their personal life as they become more attractive and confident around their bosses, clients, and even potential mates.

Typical male plastic surgery procedures include rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, breast reduction, and liposuction, among others. Aside from getting to maintain or restore their youthful looks, it gives them an opportunity to correct any undesirable features.

Shane Haumpton is a contributing writer for several websites and blogs. She has written on a variety of topics, ranging from lifestyle, photography, travel, and arts and crafts to gadgets, social media, and Internet safety.