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10 Cosmetic Surgery Trends We Predict for 2021

2020 is finally behind us. We thought it would never end.

Now, with the pandemic still raging, a New Year has passed. The good news is that, on account of COVID-19, cosmetic surgeons are practicing more safety measures than ever.

That’s good for your New Year’s resolutions of changing that one thing about yourself you dislike.

Your saggy chin, flabby belly, or jiggly thighs could all be a thing of the past. You know which part(s) we’re talking about.

You’ve always wanted to change for the better aesthetically and now’s your chance.

This is the best time to have an aesthetic procedure.

Americans spent $16.5 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2018, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, and numbers only continue to rise.

With modern innovations and technological improvements in the medical industry, procedures are now safer than ever. And affordable, due to the availability of aesthetic surgery financing.

Here are cosmetic procedures we predict will be the most popular in 2021.

What is Cosmetic Surgery?

Cosmetic surgery also referred to as aesthetic surgery, is an elective operation that aims to improve your appearance. There are cosmetic procedures for nearly every part of your body, including your forehead, eyelids, chin, neck, arms, chest, abdomen, butt, legs, calves, and ankles. There are also non-surgical options that can smooth and erase fine lines and wrinkles and enhance areas such as your lips.

The best cosmetic surgeons offer an entire menu of surgical and non-surgical treatments so that you can address your insecurities.

1- Traditional Liposuction

Traditional liposuction is one of popular cosmetic procedures

Traditional liposuction is a popular cosmetic surgery for both men and women. Patients appreciate that lipo can be used on a variety of areas on the body.

The most common areas where patients seek to have lipo performed include the abdomen, hips, sides, lower back, upper thighs, and upper arms.

While liposuction should never be used as a weight loss tool, the procedure can remove large pockets of stubborn fat from your body. You would be considered an ideal candidate for lipo if you have tried to lose weight to no avail with diet and exercise. Lipo can remove the fat, making the area slimmer.

During liposuction, general anesthesia is used before a tumescent liquid is injected into the treatment area. The substances in this liquid break up the fat, making it easier to extract. Small incisions are made, allowing your doctor to insert a cannula, or thin metal tube, to extract the fat from your body.

Liposuction can slim down your appearance and give you a leaner silhouette.

There were more than 250,000 liposuction procedures performed in 2018 and we predict the procedure will become even more popular in 2021.

2- VASER Liposuction

 

VASER Hi-Definition liposuction is a cosmetic procedure that also aims to remove stubborn fat from your body. The main difference between traditional lipo and VASER lipo is the body sculpting results. VASER uses ultrasound energy to break up the bonds that keep fat connected to the surrounding tissues. Once the fat is emulsified, it is removed using a liposuction cannula. VASER is best for removing the deep, superficial fat cells that hide your body’s musculature.

Patients of VASER can see faster results from exercise because they don’t have that pesky layer of fat covering all their hard work. The procedure can be used nearly all over, resulting in a toned and “ripped” appearance.

As more people learn about this cutting-edge HD lipo technique, we expect more patients to ask for a sculpted physique using VASER.

3- Injectables and Fillers

Injectables and Fillers

As we get older, our faces begin to develop imperfections like wrinkles, sunspots, and fine lines. You may experience bags under your eyes, which makes you appear eternally exhausted. Aesthetic injectables and fillers can make Father Time stop in his tracks. In some cases, fillers can even enhance what nature gave you.

Aesthetic injectables go by many brand names such as Botox, Xeomin and Dysport, to name a few. These injectable neurotoxins weaken and paralyze specific muscles at the treatment site. By diminishing the muscle action in that area, your cosmetic surgeon can improve small wrinkles and folds, making you look younger and more refreshed.

Fillers are used to fill-in deficiencies or voids in the skin. Age can also produce a sunken effect as the muscles in our face weaken and atrophy. Fillers can support these areas, making your skin look firmer and younger.

Thick fillers are used for deeper folds and creases and to provide lift to the affected area. Thinner filler products are used for finer lines and creases but don’t offer much support.

Both procedures will gain in popularity as people continually want to turn back time and add improvement to their appearances on Zoom and in the real world.

4- Cosmetic Procedures Combinations

 

With cosmetic surgeons able to perform so many aesthetically enhancing techniques, it makes sense that patients would want to bulk treatments together when they can. We expect more patients will choose this route, which reduces the number of times they are on the surgeon’s table. Instead of having breast implants this week and a butt augmentation a year from now, you can have both treatments performed in unison as part of a mommy makeover procedure, for example.

Combining procedures is a convenient and affordable approach to improving your body. Not all procedures can be performed in conjunction with one another. Ask your cosmetic surgeon for details to begin envisioning the possibilities.

5- Tummy Tuck

A flatter tummy can be yours by opting for a tummy tuck, which is also known as abdominoplasty. This popular cosmetic treatment can help you achieve your fitness goals once and for all. Like lipo, you should make every attempt to achieve your ideal shape with diet and exercise. When those fail to work, a tummy tuck can give you the enviously flat belly you’ve always wanted.

During a tummy tuck, your cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess skin and fat that exists on your abdomen. Your surgeon can also repair separated or weakened muscle tissue, which further results in a slimmer and more defined body shape.

Tummy tucks have always been popular and there’s no reason to believe that the trend will stop in 2021 and beyond.

6- Breast Augmentations

Breast augmentation - Cosmetic Procedures

Breast augmentation, which is also referred to as augmentation mammoplasty, is surgery that aims to increase your breast size. It involves the placement of breast implants under breast tissue or the muscles in your chest.

In the past, women opting for breast implants would often choose the biggest and most voluminous implants they could get. The bigger the better. Those days are long gone.

We predict that not only will breast augmentations (and breast lifts and reductions) still be popular in 2021, but the focus will be on smaller, more natural implants.

7- Butt Augmentations

Just like breast implants, more patients will be ordering butt augmentations like the Brazilian Butt Lift. With the BBL, fat is extracted from another area of your body, such as your flanks, before it is injected into your buttocks to give it more shape and volume.

Like breast implants, we predict patients won’t be going as large as they can go, but will want buttocks that are perkier, and more natural in appearance.

8- Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

Scarless Body Lifts (Renuvion Skin Tightening)

Have you heard of the scarless arm lift? What about the scarless tummy tuck or the scarless leg lift?

These procedures are now more popular than ever before. Here’s how they work.

Using a technology known as Renuvion (J-Plasma), your cosmetic surgeon can tighten and repair skin at the treatment area with immediate and long-lasting results.

J-Plasma can treat droopy or saggy skin and can be used on most body parts requiring incisions, including sensitive areas like the neck and face.

“But wait,” you might say to yourself. “If there are incisions, how are there no scars afterward?”

The term “scarless” implies that the scars are nearly invisible once healed. For one, your cosmetic surgeon strategically places the scars within the natural folds of your body. These incisions, once healed, will hardly be noticeable.

Reunion can be used from nearly head to toe and we expect more people to opt for this procedure to tighten and rejuvenate their skin.

9- Gynecomastia Surgery

Gynecomastia Surgery

Male breast growth is a problem that can affect males of nearly any age. Young boys can begin forming male breast tissue in puberty and some older men experience “man boobs” when their testosterone starts to decline and they lose muscle mass. Gynecomastia surgery can restore a man’s chest to a more masculine appearance. The procedure has also been shown to have a drastic effect on the man’s self-esteem.

For men who have trouble removing their shirts at the beach or in the locker room, gynecomastia surgery could be the life enhancer they’ve been waiting for. Now that more men are discovering that treatment is possible, we expect to see the number of gynecomastia patients to grow even higher in the future.

10- Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

Laparoscopic Gastric Sleeve

You may not think of bariatric (weight loss) surgery as a cosmetic procedure. But for some, a surgery like the gastric sleeve can be of a cosmetic nature.

People suffering from obesity can face constant rejection and it doesn’t help that the media doesn’t paint obese people in a particularly good light.

We should mention that being obese raises your health risks and can result in early death.

Whether you want to slim down for health reasons or to look your best, weight loss surgeries like the sleeve gastrectomy (gastric sleeve) can help you achieve your health and body shape goals.

The laparoscopic gastric sleeve is minimally invasive and performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will use laparoscopic tools to remove 80% of your stomach, which leaves behind a small pouch or “sleeve”. Your newly configured stomach forces you to eat smaller portions, thereby restricting the nutrients your body can consume. Gastric sleeve surgery also affects the hormone ghrelin, which regulates hunger and fullness. You won’t have as many cravings for bad foods and you will feel fuller while eating, helping you lose weight quickly.

Gastric sleeve patients end up losing 50%, 60% or more of their excess weight in the first two years. The bulk of the weight loss happens within the first year, with the weight loss tapering off after year two.

Call to Inquire About the Most Popular Cosmetic Procedures in 2021

Not all cosmetic surgeons perform weight loss surgery, but some do. A good example is Dr. Babak Moeinolmolki (Dr. Moein to his patients) of Moein Surgical Arts. Located in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Moein is dually trained in bariatrics and cosmetic body contouring surgery. This makes the doctor qualified to perform weight loss surgery. Dr. Moein can even help you achieve the perfect contours with one or more of the above cosmetic treatments after the weight has come off.

If constant Zoom calls have you questioning those lines around your eyes, or you would prefer a more voluminous backside to fill out your pants, or you have any other insecurities you would like to correct, there’s only one thing to do.

Call the best cosmetic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Moein of Moein Surgical Arts, and inquire about the procedures that are perfect for you – (310) 694 4486.

What Should You Wear to Your Breast Augmentation Consultation?

You’ll likely have a laundry list of things you want to discuss with Dr. Moein during your consultation, but when you’re deciding what to bring to your breast augmentation consult, don’t neglect your wardrobe. Wearing the right clothes can make your appointment a more relaxed and painless affair. Here are some of our top tips for what to wear to your breast augmentation consultation.

Be Comfortable

A breast augmentation consultation should make you feel comfortable about your potential surgery. The clothes you wear to your consult should be comfortable too. Wear an outfit that you feel good in, but you don’t need to dress to impress. You’ll likely be removing and putting on your clothing, so something that’s easy to slip in and out of works best.

Loose, comfortable clothing that you can easily get in and out of works best at a breast augmentation consultation.

K.I.S.S.

Keep it simple, sweetheart! Leave clothing with complicated closures, buttons, ties and zippers at home. You’re going to want to have easy access to your breasts without having to fumble around with your most convoluted bra. Stick with simple options that you can slip on and off.

Come Armed with Options

You know that bikini top (or blouse or dress) stuffed into the back of your closet that you would love to wear if you could finally fill it out? Now’s the chance to dust it off and bring it with you. At your consultation, you’ll likely be “trying on” different breast implant types and sizes and these goal clothes can be a great indicator of what size implant will be right for you.

When you’re preparing what to bring for your breast augmentation consult, consider your wardrobe as well. Wear comfortable, simple clothing and bring along some of those “goal clothes” that you’d love to be able to fit into.

 

Which Type of Breast Implant is Right for You?

Breast implants, or breast augmentation, is one of the most common surgical procedures of our time. Many women experience dissatisfaction with the way their breasts look or with their size, leading them to breast augmentation surgery. Age, genetics, accidents or disease, can all affect breasts over time. Breast augmentation can not only increase the size of your breasts, but also improve their shape, making them more smooth, balanced, or shapely based on your desires. With all breast augmentation, you also have a choice in the composition filling — saline or silicone. Each filling has its own attributes, contributing to the look and feel of your breasts. When deciding on an implant filler, it’s important to discuss with Dr. Moein which option will be best for you based on your body and your desired look.

Shape, Size, & Texture

Every breast implant differs on three key factors: shape, size, and texture. Based on the look you’re aiming for, size can range from standard, moderate, or high. If you’d like full, voluminous breasts, your size would likely be in the high range, for example. Size is what most people think of when they hear “breast implants”, but shape and texture are also important when considering breast augmentation. Breast implants can be round and perky or contoured, to achieve a more natural look. You may also choose to have a smooth or textured surface to your breast. It’s important to know that breast implants won’t automatically cure any drooping or breast sagging. However, a breast lift can be included in your augmentation surgery to both increase the size and erectness. After a consultation where you discuss the size and look you’d like to achieve, your doctor can help determine what breast implant will be right for you.

Saline Vs. Silicone

After you’ve decided what shape, size, and texture you desire, it’s time to choose a type of breast implant: saline or silicone. Saline and silicone refer to the filling of the implant and can affect the look and feel of the breast. Both types of implants are available in all shapes and sizes.

So What’s the Difference?

Both implants are made of a silicone rubber shell that is inserted at the time of surgery, but silicone implants are filled with a silicone gel while saline implants are filled with saline solution, otherwise known as sterile salt water.

Because silicone gel is similar in texture to human fat, these implants mimic what natural breast tissue looks and feels like, creating a more natural semblance.

On the contrary, filling the silicone rubber shell with saline solution offers you the ability to change the volume of the implant over time. During your first breast augmentation, you may choose to increase the volume of your breasts to a B cup, and down the road you may find you want to increase to a D. With saline implants this is easily attainable with a simple injection performed by your doctor. A downside to saline implants is that their shape is more fluid, which can sometimes cause wrinkles in the skin. This also allows the implants to be more noticeable. In addition, the shape and feel of a saline implant in relation to a natural breast, is inferior to that of a silicone implant.

There are also different age restrictions to implants. According to FDA regulations, women must be at least 22 years old to receive silicone gel implants, while saline implant surgery can be performed on any woman over the age of 18.

Here at Moein Surgical Arts, we understand the frustration many women experience when looking in the mirror at their breasts. We understand that you want to get back to a happy, confident you, and we are here to help guide you along the way. If you are interested in breast augmentation, but want to find out more about your options, please request a consultation online at our website or call our office at (310) 341-2506 to schedule an appointment today.

Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

Have you been considering receiving a natural breast augmentation, but are hesitant to go in for a consultation because of something concerning you have heard? The team at Moein Surgical Arts is here to set the record straight. Get more information about breast augmentation procedures and let the facts help you make an informed decision with our informative list of debunked rumors. You should be confident in your decision to get a breast augmentation, and you should have the right professionals alongside you when you’re ready for your first appointment. Schedule a consultation for a natural breast augmentation with Dr. Moein today.

Common Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation

One of the most common misconceptions about receiving a breast augmentation treatment is that you should always aim for a significantly larger breast size. This thinking often leads patients to getting a new chest that is disproportionate to the rest of their body frame. While you are intending to increase your breast size, you should consider how each size will work with the height and size of the rest of your body. Dr. Moein will be capable of helping you determine what size is right by showing you a visual of what your body will look like with breasts of all sizes. This is an effective way to help you make an informed decision when choosing your new breast size.

Another myth regarding breast augmentation is the idea that implants need to be replaced constantly. The truth is that your implants will have to be replaced or removed at some point, but the earliest replacement will be in 8-10 years. Even these numbers are becoming less accurate, as newer technologies mean that some of breast implant materials will not need to be removed at all, so talk to your doctor about which implants are the right choice for you if you are concerned about ever needing a replacement.

A popular misconception about breast augmentation procedures is that women who are heavily active should never consider receiving this treatment. While this myth makes sense in theory, the truth is heavily proven through medical facts. Women of all lifestyles can enjoy natural breast augmentation because the surgery required to place implants is so precise, and the implants sit underneath the chest wall muscle. This means that athletic activities will not displace the implants unless there was a malfunction during the procedure. Athletic activity should never be performed during the initial recovery period following surgery, and after recovery you should stay in an active communication with your doctor about how to proceed with your regular workout schedule.

Finally, a significant misconception regarding breast augmentation procedures is that they can only be performed on younger patients, and older patients should not even try for a consult. This is false, as even some younger patients are discouraged from obtaining an augmentation procedure based on their daily lifestyle habits. All patients who are interested in breast augmentations should be in good physical health and should have a good support system to care for them in their recovery time. Being healthy is the most important aspect to determining if a candidate is right for augmentation, as it is a surgical procedure and it involves the same risks that all other surgeries carry.

Patients that are older but continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle are just as able to receive augmentation as younger patients. If you have been considering a natural breast augmentation but have yet to schedule an appointment with a certified physician, contact the team at Moein Surgical Arts today and schedule your initial consultation. See the difference that a breast augmentation can make in your life when you call now!

Comparing Breast Augmentation with Natural Breast Augmentation

Deciding to have any type of cosmetic surgery is a major decision. Breast augmentation, whether for reconstructive or cosmetic purposes, is one of the most popular procedures. However, there are several factors to consider as you decide whether to pursue this type of surgery. Read on to learn whether you are an ideal candidate, what homework you should do before having breast augmentation surgery, and how you can get more information about natural breast augmentation.

Breast Augmentation Options

Patients have the option of either saline or silicone gel implants. Saline implants are described as silicone outer shells filled with sterile salt water or saline. Silicone gel implants are also silicone outer shells but filled with a plastic or silicone gel. There are pros and cons to both options.

Saline implants are typically filled by Dr. Moein after placement which gives him the ability to set the implants exactly where the patient wants them, achieving the best possible results. It’s also important to note that the incision for saline implants is smaller than the one made for silicone implants. Saline implants are considered safer as the body can safely absorb the saline if there is a rupture or leak.

Some believe that silicone implants feel more natural and will opt for this type of implant. However, it’s important to know that these implants can cost about $1,000 more than saline.

What is Natural Breast Augmentation?

With a natural breast augmentation, Dr. Moein will gather fat from the hips, thighs, stomach or flanks and use it to naturally provide a more natural shape for the breast. Candidates for natural breast augmentation should be in good health, have realistic expectations for the procedure, have the desire to achieve a natural look and appearance, and must have enough fat to harvest for the breast augmentation.

Benefits for this procedure include:

  • Safety, as it involves no implants and is non-surgical.
  • Improved volume and breast shape.
  • Fast recovery with no incisions.
  • Perfect procedure for patients who have had a mastectomy or lumpectomy.
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence.

Patients opting for this procedure can expect slight soreness and discomfort which will fade a few days after the procedure. Swelling may also occur and bruising usually subsides within a few weeks.

The Right Medical Team

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, the professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS, is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

If you are considering natural breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.

Choosing the Right Breast Implant Shape

Now that you have made the decision to get breast implants, the next step to take is to decide what shape works best for your body. Should you get the popular round breast shape, or do you opt for the teardrop shaped implant? This can be a critical decision and the first step is to find a qualified cosmetic surgeon, get all your questions answered and all the information you can to make this major decision. Read on to learn more about the selection process and why having the right medical team on board is so important.

The professionals at Moein Surgical Arts can provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your situation and body type. If you are interested in breast augmentation, consult with Dr. Moein today.

Know Your Body

The first thing to consider, according to the experts at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, is to understand that the implants you choose should conform to the shape and size of your body and not someone else’s. What looks good on one person, may not be right for another person so think about your current shape and size and the realistic goals you are trying to achieve with this surgery.

The implant placement and incision site are also a key factor in your decision. Depending on your breast tissue and the type of implant you decide to get (as well as other factors like whether you will nurse children), there are different placements and incisions that will need to be made.

Round Implants

Round implants are the most common shape of breast implant. They come in four different types ranging from low to high projection. After surgery, the breast will appear spherical and fuller at the top. If sagging breasts are an issue for you, then this implant is probably your best option as it will make your breasts look fuller. Round implants also tend to cost less.

Teardrop Implants

Teardrop implants tend to have a more natural look because the bottom is fuller than the top. If you are looking for a more natural augmentation, then this is probably your best option, however they tend to be more expensive than round implants. As with a round implant, the breast will appear fuller, it is just concentrated more at the bottom of the breast rather than at the top.

The Right Medical Team and a Realistic Budget

Considering the cost of the implants is also a key process in coming to the right decision. You are investing in yourself so make sure you do your homework and understand the benefits and set backs of all your options. A qualified cosmetic surgeon will help you take all of this information into consideration and talk you through all of your options.

Dr. Babak Moein, MD, FACS is one of the very few surgeons in the country that is dual fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery as well as cosmetic aesthetic and body contouring surgery. He is the only surgeon in Southern California with such qualifications.

This combination of training offers significant advantages to his patients during their assessment and surgical planning and makes Dr. Moein uniquely qualified among his colleagues to meet the cosmetic needs of his patients. The ability to achieve a patient’s cosmetic goals using minimally invasive techniques allows for better decision making on both short-term cosmetic goals and long-term preservation of such changes.

Breast Augmentation

If you are considering a breast augmentation, visit Moein Surgical Arts today to see a photo gallery, schedule a consultation, see patient testimonials and live chat with a member of the team.

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