With 2021 almost upon us we wanted to take a glimpse into the future and talk a little bit about what trends we think we’re going to be seeing as we move into the new year.
2020 was an interesting year in the world. COVID-19 put our lives on hold while we tried to slow the spread of the virus while scientists and researchers raced to create a vaccine. Because of the various stay-at-home orders enacted by governments around the world, more and more people were working from home virtually.
This virtual work environment led to more people looking at their own face, for longer periods of time, than they are used to. And because of this, we saw an uptick in surgical and non-surgical enhancement requests.
After general stay-at-home orders were lifted, and some businesses were allowed to open back up with new safety rules in place, the plastic surgery world saw an uptick in people wanting our services.
Injectable fillers were the most popular during 2020, with breast augmentations, other fillers, liposuction, and abdominoplasty wrapping up the top 5 plastic surgery procedures requested in 2020.
This should come as no surprise, as more people were forced to look at themselves on screens and at home for the better part of the year. So enhancing the physical features that are most noticeable, like your facial features, was extremely popular this year.
As we move into 2021, we expect similar trends to what we saw towards the middle/end of this year, and we also expect to continue to see increased numbers of people wanting surgical and non-surgical procedures.
With the vaccine starting to roll out, and a glimmer of hope on the horizon, we expect people to be booking appointments so that they can look and feel their best once the country begins to open back up later next year.
In addition to that, with a lot of people being nervous about getting procedures done right now, a lot of appointments were postponed and or canceled, so we expect those people to begin coming back into the offices next year.
What We Expect to See From Plastic Surgery in 2021
1. Non-Surgical Injectable Fillers
As the technology improves and non-surgical enhancements become more popular, we expect to continue to see these procedures top the trend lists for next year.
Botox and other injectable fillers will continue to grow in popularity as more people see the benefits of these procedures when compared to a more invasive surgical procedure. With more workplaces offering virtual workplaces, even after the pandemic is over, we could start to see a shift in the overall workplace environment, which could lead to people wanting to enhance their appearance for the cameras.
These non-surgical injectables have been on the rise for years now, but we anticipate their popularity to increase as we move into 2021.
2. Laser Resurfacing and Skin Care
As with the injectable fillers, enhancements to the face are going to be extremely popular going into the new year. Laser resurfacing is a great way to help eliminate blemishes, scarring, and redness from the face, as well as reducing wrinkles. In conjunction with a proper skincare regimen, you can keep your face looking younger and fresher.
There are a variety of skin care products available these days to help improve skin imperfections as well as tighten the skin.
These non-surgical procedures are quick and painless and can have your skin looking great for that next zoom meeting.
3. Skin Tightening, Liposuction, Coolsculpting
While we do believe that procedures involving the face are going to be extremely popular next year, skin tightening, liposuction, and Coolsculpting aren’t going to be far behind.
With everyone getting ready to get out of the house and back out into the world, we’re going to want to look and feel our best.
Liposuction to help reduce fat in certain areas of the body has always been popular, but we expect to see a slight rise in these procedures to the end of the pandemic being in sight.
Coolsculpting can also help “melt” away the fact in problem areas of your body and is totally non-invasive and has been gaining popularity over the last few years.
Whatever people can do to pull in those areas of their body that may have grown a bit during quarantine, or areas they can’t seem to shrink with exercise, is going to be extremely popular as we move into a summer where we may be able to get back to semi-normal lives.
4. Breast Augmentation
While breast augmentation numbers have dropped slightly from previous years, we still believe that they will continue to be as popular as ever.
The techniques for performing breast augmentation surgery have evolved over the years, which has lead to reduced recovery times and less pain, have continued to make this procedure one of the most popular surgical procedures.
And for the same reasons we mentioned above, people are going to want to look and feel their best when they can finally get back out of the house. Not to mention that with parts of the world still under some sort of stay-at-home order, patients can easily recover in their own homes without having to go out in public right away.
Plastic Surgery in 2021
We expect plastic surgery and non-surgical procedures to continue to rise in popularity as we move into 2021. With more offices moving to remote work and people still having to stay home for a little while, we expect facial procedures to lead the pack, with body enhancements right behind them.
If you’re interested in any of these procedures or have more questions about what you can do to enhance how you look and feel, please contact us today. We would be happy to setup a virtual consultation, or an in-person visit if you’re in the Dallas area, to further discuss your surgical and non-surgical needs.