Plastic Surgery Trends for 2021

In 2020, it was a typical period for plastic surgery until about mid-March. Then the world flipped on its head. Covid-19 protocols affected every aspect of our lives, including cosmetic enhancements. It was a time when pandemic precautions and financial constraints affected many of us in Southern California.

You might think that cosmetic improvements were low on the priority list for most people. However, The American Society of Plastic Surgeons data is showing quite the opposite. In the past year, aesthetic procedures have been on the rise and show no sign of stopping. Currently, what’s trending in plastic surgery for 2021 are:

Looking forward to 2021, many plastic surgeons have predicted that some favorite and new procedures will trend. Here, we’ll take a look at what’s likely to bring men and women into their cosmetic surgeon’s office in the New Year.

Breast Augmentation

Pandemic or no pandemic, a woman’s breasts seem to garner a lot of attention, in public and in the operation room. Last year breast augmentation was again one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries in medicine. And we expect the same for this year as well.

Enhancing this part of a woman’s body has always been critical for her. The breasts, in a lot of ways, define her femininity. And after pregnancy and nursing, many women choose to seek those breast contours they had before children.

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Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation

Speaking of fat transfer procedures, we think you’ll hear more about fat transfer breast augmentation in 2021. This type of breast augmentation utilizes a patient’s own unwanted fat from other body regions to enhance the breasts with soft, lasting fullness.

A few of the perks include shorter recovery times and fewer risks or concerns related to implant devices.

A special bra designed to apply gentle suction to breasts helps pre-expand the tissue allowing for size increases. Though the cup sizes possible through this method are more subtle than breast implants, many women can expect to increase by 8-ounces if desired.

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Removing unwanted fat pads from strategic areas has been a staple of body contouring for decades. Liposuction helps women and men close to their healthy weight. Still, it needs help eliminating stubborn bulges in places like the breasts, abdomen, arms, thighs, and buttocks.

Also, liposuction can be done concurrently with other body shaping procedures like breast lift, tummy tuck, and Brazilian butt lift.

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Facial beauty and appearance are essential to most people, especially in Newport Beach and Orange County’s fast-paced business areas. When the nose is out of balance with the rest of your face, it can affect your appearance.

Rhinoplasty is designed to restructure the nose for aesthetic improvement or function. It is one of the more complex of all plastic surgeries and takes a dedicated surgeon’s expertise.

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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty has been popular for many years. It’s a relatively quick and straightforward cosmetic surgery that can dramatically brighten and rejuvenate the eye area. However, because mask-wearing seems to be here to stay, surgeons predict extra attention on the eyes. With much of the face covered, we expect many people to focus on this particular area.

Eyelid surgery can be done for the upper lids, lower eyelids, or both. Removing a small ellipse of sagging skin, smoothing away puffy eye bags, and revealing more of the upper eyelids can take years off a person’s appearance. If you’re tired of looking tired, this might be the solution for you.

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Tummy Tuck

Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is a plastic surgery designed to reinforce the abdominal wall while removing excess fat and skin. During pregnancy or weight fluctuation, the abdominal muscles can stretch to the point of no return, leaving the belly sagging with loose tissue and skin.

A tummy tuck will remove excess tissues and bind the muscles together with absorbable sutures. It will ensure a taut, tighter tummy that can help a woman with her figure and wardrobe.

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Non-Invasive Skin Tightening with Profound RF

A state-of-the-art non-surgical skin tightening device, Profound RF reduces visible facial wrinkles and cellulite. Using a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and ultrafine microneedling, the procedure stimulates your body’s natural capacity for skin regeneration to smooth out wrinkles and eliminate cellulite.

The results of Profound RF treatments can be enduring and will decline only along with the skin’s normal aging process. Although it can’t freeze your skin in time, Profound can certainly turn back the clock!

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Combination Treatments

As technology advances and surgical techniques allow for rapid recovery, more people are choosing to combine procedures. Nonsurgical treatments such as c02 laser skin tightening or cosmetic injectables are combined with facelifts, brow lifts, and eyelid surgery.

A comprehensive facial rejuvenation is possible for the face and neck during one convenient procedure booking. Fat grafting also compliments face and body surgeries to add natural and lasting volume where people want it most. Convenience is desirable, and we expect combinations are here to stay.

Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Sajjadian

More Newport Beach cosmetic surgery patients are taking advantage of the time at home and remote working to recover from cosmetic procedures in private. Scheduling time off to rejuvenate your appearance might have been a hassle in the past but is becoming easier.

Newport Beach’s triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sajjadian invites you to a personal consultation where you can share your goals, questions, and concerns. Whether virtual or in-person, your consultation will involve a detailed discussion of your procedure pros and cons. You will receive honest feedback and expert guidance to help you choose what’s right for you.

Discover all the ways you can step into the New Year as a brighter, revitalized version of yourself. Contact our Newport Beach, CA surgical center at (949)-515-0550 today. You can also visit Dr. Sajjadian’s before and after photo gallery to see his actual patients’ results.