Plastic Surgery Trends to Know About in 2021
As COVID-19 over-shadowed the events of 2020, a new year brings hope of new trends in what we do and how we do it. Months of being locked up are likely to continue early in 2021; however, that also makes it the perfect time to pursue cosmetic surgery.
After a brief hiatus, we witnessed a surge in plastic surgery procedures throughout the country. The reported phenomenon of Zoom dysmorphia combined with being locked up led to an exponential demand for procedures. As lockdowns continue then begin to ease, we will likely see many trends in 2021.
Liposuction: Post-Pandemic Pounds
It’s no surprise that being locked up next to your kitchen and gym closures led to most of us gaining weight. Liposuction can be performed in most areas of the body: arms, torso, legs, and chin. Because we are seeing our faces more often than we ever have, chin liposuction is likely to pick up in demand. If you want to see what chin and jawline lipo can do click: here.
Ear Pinning: Pain from Masks
As masks will continue to be our strongest tool against COVID, we have all felt the pain behind our ears from masks. As masks pull the ears forward, more people have noticed their prominent ears than ever before. While wearing masks is likely not going to be an option soon, an ear pinning or otoplasty surgery can set back prominent ears. (Check out before and afters: here) Likewise, an ear saver (like this) can be used attached to your mask so that your ears won’t be so sensitive!
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Procedures that work well but had too much downtime will be hot. Typically, downtime of a CO2 ablative resurfacing procedure that produces amazing results can be up to a month. Important in this downtime is avoiding the sun and what better time to do that is there than a pandemic.
Plastic surgery trends have seen more and more non-invasive treatment, but we will likely see more first-time patients than at any other time. People who have been thinking about cosmetic tweaks for a long time but just haven’t had the time, the downtime, or the extra money saved up just might splurge and go for it.
Plastic Surgery 2021 will be busy. We will continue to see a surge of new patients and procedures as the hopeful end of COVID rings in a new “roaring ’20s!” We’ve heard of wait times and consult fees being increased, so call your local board-certified facial plastic surgeon now!