Trends are not limited to clothing, make-up and food. Plastic surgery has trends too. Here’s what cosmetic surgeons are expecting plenty of requests for in the upcoming year. Just so you know… The following are trends that are expected for this new year.

Laser Bra Lift

Breasts are always big business for plastic surgeons. Whether it’s enhancements or reductions, many women seek help in this department from clinical experts. This year, if the international trend forecast is anything to go by, fewer people will be going under the knife. They will be opting for what is known as the Laser Bra Lift instead. This treatment uses lasers to create a fuller, perkier look by manipulating existing tissue to act like an internal bra. Fascinating!

Better Botox

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery treatments around, probably because it’s effective and a lot less scary than a face lift. It not only softens the appearance of wrinkles but can also prevent them from forming in the first place. Botox is still set to be huge in 2018 but surgeons abroad claim to be introducing an even better formula later in the year. Botox fans in SA can only hope that it is also brought into the local market.

Custom Labias

Yes, you read that right. It seems that these days there is no end to the things we are able to customise. In 2016, requests for labiaplasty increased by 23% and this trend is showing no signs of slowing down. While the stigma around getting this type of surgery is slowly going away, it seems that, unfortunately, lack of acceptance of our labias isn’t. Whatever the reason people are getting these procedures, 2018 will see even more of them being performed.

Eye Fillers

Fillers are more commonly associated with lips, thanks to many celebrity mishaps. When used in moderation, they can look good, and this trend will probably stick around for a long time. This year, they will also be migrating upward and be used more around the eye area, to make eyes appear less sunken and restore the volume that is lost through ageing.