Can you believe it’s already 2022? Experts predict a major uptick in cosmetic surgery this year. This is your chance to keep up with the Joneses by selecting one or several of the hottest cosmetic procedures.
Americans spent more than $9 billion on cosmetic procedures in 2020. This is despite a ban on elective surgeries that affected many plastic and cosmetic surgeons during that year. In 2021, even more people signed up for cosmetic surgery, prompting some experts to call last year the “heyday” of cosmetic procedures.
In 2020 and 2021, many facial procedures became popular because of a phenomenon that has collectively been referred to as Zoom Gloom, characterized by people being unhappy with the way they look while video chatting.
The Zoom Gloom trend saw both men and women signing up for the facelift, facial fillers, Kybella double chin treatment, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
By the end of 2021, the request for facial procedures began to wane, with more patients signing up for body contouring to improve their outward appearance. These included requests for surgeries like natural breast augmentation, the Brazilian butt lift (BBL), liposuction, and the tummy tuck.
In 2022, experts predict a mix of both face and body procedures. Many patients may even look forward to multi-tasking, where a cosmetic surgeon performs several procedures during a single surgical session.
Let’s delve into the hottest cosmetic surgical trends we can expect this year. Who knows? You may get some ideas on how to improve yourself as we progress further into 2022.
Facial Cosmetic Surgeries Still on the Rise
Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)
This cosmetic procedure involves the reshaping of the structure of the nose. The technique can correct aesthetic irregularities and improve breathing. The results help the nose appear more attractive and in better proportion with the rest of your facial characteristics. Rhinoplasty continues to be one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide.
Facelift Patients Getting Younger
The facelift used to be reserved for patients entering their fifties or sixties, but no longer is that the case. Many thirty and forty-somethings are now opting for facial rejuvenation using this time-honored cosmetic surgery.
The surgery aims to correct the skin folds, loss of volume, and wrinkling that can appear on the face at a certain age.
You can correct these signs of aging with a single facelift procedure. The facial tightening method can also treat gaunt cheeks, sagging under the chin, and jowls.
The minimally invasive surgery uses small incisions, which minimizes scars and downtime, and is typically an outpatient procedure.
If you have laugh lines, fine lines, wrinkles, a thick neck, or lack jawline definition, a facelift can do wonders for your appearance.
Eyelid surgery can rejuvenate the upper or lower eyelids for a dramatically new look.
The surgery aims to correct excess fat and skin that can cause drooping and bags under the eyes. Instead of looking tired all the time, eyelid surgery makes you appear more youthful, alert, and refreshed.
Kybella Double Chin Treatment
The first and only injectable meant to eradicate the excess fat under the chin continues to be a hot cosmetic surgery trend.
The FDA-approved procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive, making it a simple outpatient procedure you can have on your lunch break.
Kybella treatment is a safe and effective injectable that treats submental fullness, which is the medical term for fat underneath the chin.
Subdermal fullness can be caused by weight gain, aging, and genetics, but the synthetic deoxycholic acid (which is naturally found in the body) works instantly to dissolve the fat cells.
The procedure is permanent and may require one or multiple 30-minute sessions, depending on the severity of the condition.
Body Contouring on the Rise
The COVID-19 lockdowns contributed to weight gain for many people. Some even called it the quarantine 15, which represents the fifteen pounds on average gained by some as they were forced to remain indoors during the pandemic.
If you have an elevated BMI that indicates you are obese or morbidly obese, you might benefit from bariatric surgery. Procedures like the gastric sleeve and gastric balloon can help you drop the excess weight quickly while improving your body and health.
Whether you lose weight via weight loss surgery or on your own, significant weight loss can sometimes result in hanging skin. Cosmetic body contouring can help to reshape the body, giving you a more attractive silhouette and a boost of self-esteem.
Traditional Liposuction and Hi-Def Lipo Treat COVID-19 Weight Gain
Liposuction and other similar procedures aim to treat weight gain due to the lockdowns and stress of dealing with a pandemic.
Liposuction has remained one of the most popular cosmetic procedures for many years. During the procedure, the surgeon makes small incisions near the treatment site. Lipo aims to remove stubborn pockets of fat; those last few pounds that are difficult to shed even with heavy dieting and exercise.
Once the incisions are created, a mixture composed of an anesthetic and saline solution is used to break up the fatty tissue, making it easy to extract. A long tube known as a cannula is inserted into the incisions before the fat is suctioned out.
Hi-Def or HD Liposuction is another procedure you can choose. HD-Lipo takes traditional liposuction a bit further, allowing you to unleash your body’s true potential.
You might also hear this technique referred to as VASER Lipo or VASER Hi-Def liposuction. This method uses high-powered sound waves to break up the fat.
VASER liposuction not only extracts the superficial layers of fat that allow your musculature to show through, but cosmetic surgery visibly improves your skin quality with long-lasting results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) to Erase Belly Fat
The tummy tuck can give you a flatter abdomen when cutting carbs and engaging in grueling workouts isn’t quite doing the trick.
This cosmetic surgery is another popular one on our list. The tummy tuck is safe, effective, and proven to give dramatic results.
During the procedure, an incision is made along your abdomen and just above your pubic area. Any excess fat and skin that exists along the belly area are extracted and removed. The surgeon may also do liposuction to further eradicate fat from the treatment site.
The flaps of skin are pulled tight and reconnected, giving you a flatter tummy, devoid of saggy skin or extra padding.
Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)
This body contouring procedure gives your backside a more significant volume and improved shape.
The BBL uses fatty tissue that is first extracted from a donor site on another part of your body.
Popular donor sites include the upper thighs, upper arms, and abdomen. This gives you the added benefit of slimming one area down while improving the volume of another – namely, your buttocks.
The fatty tissue is sterilized and treated before it is injected into your backside for volumizing results.
BBL procedures can be paired with an upper thigh lift to give the buttocks and legs a more contoured look.
Natural Breast Augmentation
There are a few different breast surgeries you can choose as a cosmetic surgery patient.
Breast lift is for saggy breasts and breast reduction is for overgrown breasts. There is also breast augmentation that uses breast implants to give the breasts more volume and improved shape.
There is another popular breast surgery that is proving to be a hit this year already.
Natural breast augmentation, like the BBL, also uses your own fatty tissue.
Select the donor site where there is excess fat to donate, and you can have plumper breasts using your own fatty tissue.
Natural breast augmentation gives subtle yet ultra-realistic results and can be used with or without breast implants.
More People Will Combine Procedures in One Surgical Session
With the advent of the mommy makeover and daddy do-over, more people are coming to the conclusion that they can improve multiple body parts in one session.
Having more than one surgery performed at a time minimizes your exposure to anesthesia, which in turn improves safety.
You also only have to recover once, which means you don’t have to take too much time off work.
The mommy makeover and daddy do-over are personalized cosmetic procedures that help to reinvigorate the body after events like childbirth and following years of aging.
If your body sags, if you notice more wrinkles than before, and if you wish you had a flatter tummy, you can get all those body parts worked on at once, helping you reclaim your confidence, and feel more beautiful inside and out.
A Focus on Safety
Along with the above list of popular cosmetic surgeries, more patients seem to be focused on safety when they come in for their scheduled consultations. This is a very good thing. Safety is paramount at Moein Surgical Arts and at other reputable and board-certified surgical centers.
You should only tolerate transparency from your cosmetic surgeon. Ask about the risks involved with the surgery and how to mitigate those risks. Do your own research as well, so that you can cross-reference the answers with factual information you glean from reputable sources.
Cosmetic surgery is very safe. Millions of people undergo procedures every day, and in surgical centers all over the world. As long as you are aware of the risks and put forth effort into finding the best cosmetic surgery, you too can have dramatic results without worry.
Ready to Discuss Cosmetic Surgery in the New Year?
With 2022 in full swing, isn’t it time for you to improve the way you look?
Which part of your body or face would you like to improve?
What about a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or a Brazilian butt lift?
Learn more about these procedures, the risks involved, their costs, and whether insurance will pay for cosmetic surgery by visiting or calling Moein Surgical Arts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Babak Moein right now by dialing (310)694-4486.