Cosmetic surgeries has been around for many years but the surgical advancement currently available are completely change and with that, the trends that are in the industry are altering due to new techniques and styles available.
1. Brazilian Butt Lift
What is it?
Thanks to Instagram the desire for a larger butt is becoming increasingly popular. The Brazilian Butt Lift is one of the trendiest procedures right now and the demand for the procedure has almost doubled in the last five years.
The procedure involves the removal of unwanted fat from large areas of the body and transferring it into the buttocks to give the desired Kardashian hourglass figure. The fat is typically taken from your middle region and thighs which results in the appearance of a flatter stomach, smaller waist and thinner thighs.
Like every procedure, the cost of a butt lift varies depending on the surgeon and other physical factors, however you can expect to pay anything between $8,000 – $15,000.
Immediately following the procedure, the patient will experience bruising and swelling in the areas used to harvest the fat cells. Pain is also to be expected but can be managed appropriately with medication. One of the most important tips for recovery is to not sit directly onto your buttocks for up to eight weeks post-surgery. Patients are advised to sleep on their stomach or sides and should avoid putting pressure on the buttocks by sitting down.
2. Breast Enlargement
What is it?
Breast enlargement surgery, also known as a breast augmentation procedure, is extremely popular all over the world, particularly in the UK. Many women choose to have this surgery to increase the size of their cup or to achieve a fuller shape thus, having a positive impact on their confidence. Breast enlargements are not only the one of the most popular procedures, but it also has the highest patient satisfaction rate in the cosmetic surgery industry.
The procedure involves being put under general anaesthesia. A breast implant is inserted through a small incision made in the natural crease of the bottom of the breast. The implant is placed behind the breast tissue or under the chest muscle and filled with silicone or saline. This is closed with dissolvable stitches leaving a small, barely visible scar. The procedure can be carried out in a day and depending on your practitioner, you may be able to leave on the same day.
You can expect to pay an average of $3,500 – $7000 for this procedure which again, depends on your choice of surgeon. It is important that thorough research is carried out prior to the procedure and a consultation is attended, to ensure your maximum safety.
After the surgery, your breasts will be wrapped dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra. This is designed to minimize swelling and support the breast while they heal to offer maximum comfort.
You are instructed to wear your support bra 24/7 following the procedure and this should be left on until noticed further. You should keep your activity level at minimal to reduce the risk of swelling and discomfort. Acute pain typically subsides after three to five days although some people may experience soreness for a few weeks, everyone is different.
3. Tummy Tuck
What is it?
Tummy tucks, also known as Abdominoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the shape of the stomach area. The main objective for this procedure is to remove excess skin from the stomach that cannot be removed through exercise. Typical contenders for this procedure are those who have experienced extreme weight loss or after pregnancy.
The procedure involves making a large incision across the lower tummy and removing excess fat. Excess skin is also removed before stitching the remaining skin back together. The procedure can take between two and five hours and most patients require at least two nights stay in the hospital before being discharged.
An abdominoplasty Manchester can typically cost around £4,500 to £6,000 plus the cost of any consultations or after-care appointments.
Recovery takes around four to six weeks and you will be required to stay off work during this period. Driving is prohibited for three weeks following the surgery and minimal activity is strongly advised. After week two, a wound check is carried out to check the healing process. You may experience some swelling and bruising during your recovery which is completely normal, you may also find it difficult to stand up straight, this sensation will pass over time.
4. Dermal Fillers
What is it?
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure and a trend that is proliferating into the new year. Dermal fillers includes procedures like Botox and face fillers. The procedure involves injections that are used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin to minimize the effects of aging. Fillers are also used for facial contouring, to enhance features such as lips, cheek bones and the jawline.
The procedure can cost from £150 to £300 per session depending on the amount of filler that is injected into the face. It is important to note that most fillers are not permanent and there is no guarantee that the desired effect will be achieved making the procedure extremely costly to maintain.
The procedure involves using an anaesthetic cream to numb the targeted area. The filler is then injected into the area through a series of small injections which is then massaged to disperse the filler evenly.
Swelling is inevitable following the procedure and will happen almost instantly and is progressive throughout the day. Bruising may also occur depending on the patient. To reduce swelling, you can hold ice onto the affected area after the procedure. In rare cases, lumps of filler can form under the skin, however, this problem can be treated instantly by vigorously massaging the area, which breaks the lumps of filler down.
Amelia Morgan is a freelance writer who currently has a keen interest in surgery and the impacts it holds on patients before and after. After research and reviewing multiple cosmetic surgery Manchester articles she has seen certain trends that she wants to continue to write about.