The Aesthetic Society has released its 2020 predictions detailing what plastic surgery trends are expected in the coming year.

Insights include specific trends for surgical and non-invasive options, and a forecast that sees a new generation of patients entering the market in earnest, it notes in a media release.

“Our members use the most cutting-edge tools and techniques to improve outcomes and provide the safest care for our patients,” says Charles H. Thorne, MD, President of The Aesthetic Society.

“2020 promises to be a landmark year for aesthetic plastic surgery with innovations in nonsurgical procedures, refinements in established surgical procedures, and a new generation entering the market.”

2020 Predictions

Return of the Facelift

  • Patients are realizing that injectable treatments enhance but do not replace surgical treatments for the aging face.
  • The most effective, most natural, most long-lasting and overall most cost-effective treatment for facial aging remains a well-performed cheek and necklift.

The Daddy-Do-Over

  • The Daddy-Do-Over is the male counterpart to the Mommy Makeover and will rise in 2020.
  • More men are embracing aesthetic procedures as a way to boost their confidence and improve their physical appearance.
  • Men will seek combination therapies, such as liposuction for abdominal and chest contouring, paired with a series of magnetic muscle stimulation (MMS) treatments.
  • High-definition abdominal liposculpting (liposuction and body sculpting with fat transfer) will likely continue to rise in popularity.
  • Procedures for gynecomastia (male breast development) have been on the rise over the last decade and will continue to increase.

Non-invasive Tech Advances

  • Expect a windfall of innovation among non-invasive and minimally invasive aesthetic treatments. With continued advancements in nonsurgical techniques, plastic surgeons are capable of improving patient outcomes.
  • An expanding arsenal of non-invasive treatments and techniques allows aesthetic plastic surgeons to further individualize and optimize patient care.

“Baby Botox” 

  • Baby Botox refers to the use of targeted micro injections of a neurotoxin to achieve a more natural, subtle look.
  • Compared to standard-size injections, “baby botox” lowers the risk of your features appearing to be frozen or weaken muscles that can later lead to drooping.
  • 2020 will see an increase of people who want to look their best, not unnatural, or “done.”

Gen Z Entering the Aesthetic Market

  • Generation Z, people born in the late 1990s and early 2000s, grew up as online natives and look to social media for beauty trends, comparing themselves to their online cohorts.
  • More social channels may ban plastic surgery filter apps, yet Gen Z will continue to favor social media to find a plastic surgeon and research aesthetic procedures.
  • Gen Z will seek out aesthetic procedures earlier in life as a preventative measure and in non-surgical ways.

[Source(s): The Aesthetic Society, PR Newswire]