Whether they’re celebrities, social media influencers, or your next-door neighbors, more people are considering cosmetic surgery. While specific cosmetic surgery procedures have led the sector for decades and will continue to be popular in years to come, the dynamic in 2023 is shifting toward emerging trends. Read on to learn what services people are seeking to enhance their appearance and boost their self-esteem.
1. Male Breast Reduction
Male breast reduction surgery treats gynecomastia, which is the enlargement of the breast tissue in men. This procedure removes the excess fat around the breasts for a flatter appearance more in line with traditional cisnormative beauty standards.
Contrary to common belief, weight loss doesn’t always reduce excess male breast tissue. Gynecomastia is caused by a hormonal imbalance that leads to the overdevelopment of breast tissue, and for men with this condition, breast reduction surgery is often the best option to attain the desired appearance. As more men continue to prioritize self-care and aesthetic pursuits, we can expect to see an increase in those opting for male breast reduction surgery.
2. Male Liposuction
As plastic surgeons welcome more men into their offices, they are seeing rising interest in liposuction. Liposuction has long been one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures for women, and it is becoming more popular with a larger range of age and gender demographics. Liposuction works to permanently remove stubborn fat deposits, and in men, the procedure mainly targets the back, chest, shoulders, and ‘love handles’ for a more toned and sculpted physique.
3. Lipo 360
In 2023, Lipo 360 will continue to grow in popularity. Rather than removing fat from one area of the body, the procedure removes fat around the waist circumference, including the sides, back, and upper abdomen, to give a smoother silhouette and a smaller waistline.
4. Forehead Reduction
We’re spending more time than ever before connecting with others over video call. This has led many people to feel more self conscious about how they appear on camera, particularly from the neck up. This so-called “Zoom Boom” is bringing more patients into cosmetic surgeons’ offices in search of procedures to enhance and rejuvenate their facial features.
Forehead reduction is an emerging trend that reduces the height of the forehead. While high foreheads are generally due to genetics, hair loss can sometimes empathize the size of the forehead. Forehead reduction surgery involves shifting the hairline to create a more balanced facial structure. Because the hair grows back to cover the incision, it is often difficult to tell when someone has undergone this procedure.
5. Breast Augmentation
Breast argumentation has been a trending cosmetic procedure for years and will continue to be in demand in 2023. Women usually undergo this procedure to achieve a fuller bust or as reconstructive surgery following a mastectomy.
Currently, a number of emerging techniques and technologies are shaping women’s decisions regarding breast augmentation. For example, many patients how opt for anatomical “teardrop” implants, which are fuller at the bottom to imitate the natural breast shape. Many patients are also selecting silicone implants over saline, showing a growing preference for a natural breast shape and feel.
6. Brazilian Butt Lift
This cosmetic procedure is unlikely to slow down as long as social media trends and celebrities continue to idolize a thicker and fuller backside. The Brazilian butt lift will continue trending in 2023 as women strive to achieve their ideal body shape.
7. Tummy Tuck
The tummy tuck will continue to be a highly sought-after body contouring procedure in 2023. Though the procedure is most common among women who have given birth, it has grown in popularity among people who have lost a significant amount of weight. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and damaged tissue, leaving patients with a firmer physique and greater confidence after a significant change in weight.
Whether you’re considering one of the above cosmetic surgeries or a separate procedure entirely, you must consult a board-certified plastic surgeon to determine what will work best for you. Working with a certified plastic surgeon you trust will enable you to safely achieve your aesthetic goals and feel more confident about your appearance in 2023.