Three plastic surgery trends

Current plastic surgery trends see natural results taking priority.

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in 2020, there was a dramatic reduction in the number of plastic surgery procedures that were performed as elective surgeries were forced to take a back seat. Now, as we emerge into a ‘new normal’, plastic surgery is back on track, but there have been some changes when it comes to people’s expectations and aesthetic goals. Procedures that focus on facial features, such as face lifts, rhinoplasty and eye lifts, have grown in popularity, while more and more patients are looking to achieve more natural-looking results than before. Read on to find out more about the latest trends in the world of plastic surgery…

For anyone living in Victoria, consulting a leading plastic surgeon in Melbourne like A/Prof Dean White can provide invaluable insights tailored to your unique needs. 

1. Natural-looking results are in demand

There was a time when many patients wanted to achieve an aesthetic similar to that of their favourite star, and although celebrities will always influence cosmetic trends to some extent, there has been a shift towards results that are more natural and individual. Many patients essentially want to improve their appearance in a way that does not change their overall look, but rather achieves a subtle enhancement. Natural-looking results can be achieved with the help of various procedures — from breast augmentation to face lift surgery, there are a number of ways in which one can enjoy an improved appearance without looking like work has been done.

2. Ethnicity has become a factor

In the past, there were often specific looks that were deemed ‘ideal’ when it came to facial features. Small noses, for example, were a popular surgical request.  Now, there has been a shift in which individuals are eager to embrace and celebrate their natural facial features. Rhinoplasty, for example, is still performed to address cosmetic and functional concerns, but there is now more emphasis placed on maintaining one’s ethnic identity in the final results.

3. Photo apps are an influence

Although there has been a rise in interest when it comes to a natural-looking aesthetic and a general celebration of one’s ethnic heritage, there is also an unfortunate demand for unrealistic results from those who are influenced by photo filters and apps. Certain aesthetic goals that are inspired by these apps are simply not achievable and patients’ expectations need to be managed accordingly. Some of the recent trends in plastic surgery requests include oversized eyes and heart-shaped faces, both of which are heavily influenced by popular beauty apps.

How can we help?

If you are considering plastic surgery, it is important that you consider your motivations carefully before going ahead with a treatment. The decision to undergo surgery should never be taken lightly and we encourage you to come in and see Associate Professor Dean White so that you can discuss your concerns and expectations in detail. Associate Professor Dean White will be able to answer any questions that you have and guide you towards a treatment that is appropriate for you. He will also let you know what to expect from the treatment process and recovery period, as well as what kind of results you are likely to achieve.

Associate Professor Dean White offers a comprehensive range of cosmetic surgery services, including face lift; neck lift; blepharoplasty; post-weight loss surgery; abdominoplasty; body lift; upper arm reduction; thigh reduction and liposuction. He also offers a range of procedures for the breasts, as well as reconstructive surgery and skin cancer treatments.

To arrange an appointment with Associate Professor Dean White, please get in touch here or give us a call on (03) 9895 7631.


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