7 Plastic Surgery Trends You'll Actually See In 2011

A. Foley on 20 Dec 2010 at 6:34pm

Expect to see bigger rears, fewer wrinkles, and unfortunate botched jobs in the New Year, according to The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS). They've made a number of plastic surgery predictions for 2011:  

1. Brighter financial times lift faces

ASAPS cites the economy improving as stimulating demand for facelifts and other facial rejuvenation surgery (procedures people put off due to the recession).

2. More fillers, Botox, and Injectables

The growth and popularity of cosmetic injectables (Botox, Dysport, Sculptra, Radiesse, Evolence, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane etc.) will continue to increase as products continue to evolve and new players enter the market.

3. Massive weight loss leads to more skin tightening

ASAPS says the number of patients seeking plastic surgery procedures for body contouring after dramatic weight loss (abdominoplasty, lower body lift, upper arm lift, etc.) will rise in 2011.

4. Changing out the breast implants

As the boomer women age, so do their breast implants, points out ASAPS.  Breast implants will get replaced in 2011 and breast lifting will also be a trend.

5. More botched plastic surgery cases

ASAPS routinely reports terrible experiences consumers have with buying injectables overseas or on the web.  Additionally, they point to poor training and unqualified injectors causing harm. "Consumers looking for a bargain on cosmetic procedures will unfortunately lead to an increase in horror stories about 'discount injectables' bought offshore and cosmetic medicine and cosmetic surgical procedures performed by untrained or poorly trained practitioners," predicts ASAPS.

6. New ways to zap fat

Consumers will increasingly seek out alternatives to liposuction that are non-invasive techniques for fat removal (freezing, zapping, lasering) 

7. Getting that celebrity buttocks  

ASAPS sees the influence of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Beyonce, and Jennifer Lopez on women who want a shapely rear-end. "In the coming year patients will be seeking posterior body lifts, buttock lifts, surgical and nonsurgical buttock augmentations to shape and augment their buttocks," explains ASAPS.