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3 Plastic Surgery Predictions for 2016

2015 also brought some surprising shifts in plastic surgery trends. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery turned heads and headlines when its annual survey revealed butt augmentation procedures rose a whopping 86%.

The question now is what will 2016 bring? Here are 3 of our predictions for the year ahead based on trends at our Albany practice:

  1. Non-surgical treatments continue their ascent. In recent years, we have seen increased requests for non-surgical fat reduction, such as CoolSculpting, as well as non-surgical facial rejuvenation. We are expecting that trend to continue into the next year, with new treatments like KYBELLA, the newly FDA-approved injectable for the double chin, leading the way.
  2. Smaller Breasts. Breast augmentation remains popular in the Capital Region, but more women are requesting smaller, natural-appearing enhancement over supersized implants that were popular in the past. As a result of this trend, we also expect to see an increase in breast augmentation revision cases as well as breast reductions.
  3. Butt augmentation continues its rise. Today, women desire a balanced contour, and that includes their back-side. We are seeing a continued increase in requests for butt augmentation and butt lift procedures, and we anticipate this will extend over the next 12 months.

Whether your goal is to shed stubborn body fat, enhance your facial features, or achieve the shapely figure you’ve always wanted, our board-certified plastic surgeons have your best interests in mind. The beginning of the year is a popular time for plastic surgery in Albany, (in fact, web searches for plastic surgery are estimated to peak this month!) so if you’re considering a consultation, we suggest requesting your appointment sooner than later.


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