After a long year, 2021 is finally here. And with that comes a chance to start over and become a better version of ourselves. One way many people seek to accomplish this is through cosmetic procedures.
Below are the top four trends facial plastic surgeons think we will see in 2021.
Increase in Piezo Technology
Piezo technology is revolutionizing how surgeons perform common procedures such as rhinoplasties (nose jobs). The use of ultrasonic technology allows the surgeon to shape the bone without the use of the traditional chisel and hammer technique. This offers a more accurate result with less bruising.
Rise in Injectables
With millions of Americans now working from home and attending virtual school, seeing your own face on Zoom calls has become an almost daily event. This has led to an increase in injectable therapy as a quick and easy method of smoothing out wrinkles and reducing the signs of visible aging.
Botox is one of the most common injectables. Made from Clostridium botulinum bacterium, Botox temporarily paralyzes your muscle activity to prevent them from contracting. This helps to soften and relax wrinkles.
Fillers add volume to the face by filling in lines and creases. They can be made from a variety of substances including:
- Hyaluronic acid
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
- Poly-L-lactic acid
- Human fat
Treating the Whole Face
Experts are seeing patients moving away from treating specific areas at a time and instead having work done on the entire face at once. Treating the face as whole allows facial plastic surgeons to conduct an anatomical facial assessment and recommend a number of procedures to perform together in order to achieve a more natural look.
Not only can this increase your self-esteem and improve your self-image, but it can ensure your next photo taken at the Portland, Oregon White Stag Sign is tens across the board.
Updating Your Smile
While every smile is unique, experts have determined the best ones show at least eight teeth. This is known as having a full buccal corridors. Your buccal corridors support the soft tissue of your face, including your cheeks and lips. As you age, the distance between your nose and lips increases, which decreases the number of teeth others see when you smile. Facial plastic surgery can help broaden your smile and make you appear younger by providing lip support.
In order to learn more about these facial plastic surgery trends or to schedule an appointment with an expert, contact PDX ENT today.