Now that you’ve survived the festive season and said goodbye to 2018, it’s time to get ready for the new year and everything it will bring. Whether you’re looking to embark on a self-improvement journey, want to feel rejuvenated or wish to increase your confidence in 2019, you’ll have a variety of aesthetic trends to choose from – and we can help you to decide which ones are the best options for you.
Here’s a look at the top aesthetic trends that will give you the confidence to face everything 2019 throws at you.
Tweakments Will Be Even More Popular
Non-surgical treatments will continue to be just as popular this year as they were in 2018. Interest in minimally invasive procedures has been growing since 2015, due to a change in the way people view cosmetic treatments. Patients are often looking for solutions that require minimal downtime, offer natural results and don’t require an expensive investment.
An up-and-coming trend, where non-invasive treatments are king, is the so-called ‘tweakment’. Instead of only turning to cosmetic procedures to correct signs of ageing, patients are seeking new and improved ways to keep their youthful appearance, focusing mostly on prevention and maintenance. These patients tend to be younger and looking for preventative measures in their 30s or even late 20s.
Fat Freezing will Continue to Soar
Cristal Cryolipolysis, or fat freezing, is set to be a popular trend this year, as well. Designed to get rid of that stubborn fat that just doesn’t want to go away (no matter how much dieting or exercising you do), this non-invasive procedure will draw up and cool the desired body part. Even though a very low temperature is used, the surrounding tissue is not damaged.
Whether it’s the chin or the tummy, fat freezing will permanently destroy the fat cells and improve the body’s contour and silhouette. This is one of the most popular treatments to get rid of unwanted pockets of fat and has 95% patient satisfaction. The best thing about it? No need for anaesthesia, excessive downtime or surgery.
More Men will Seek Cosmetic Treatments
According to research by Mintel, 31% of Brits would be interested in surgical cosmetic procedures in the future. But these figures don’t refer only to British women. 39% of men aged 18 to 34 would consider having work done and, overall, 7% of men would be happy to get a hair transplant in the future. Hair transplant is one of the most sought-after treatments among men, who are drawn to it, because they feel embarrassed or distressed by receding hairlines, baldness and thinning.
Other popular treatments that we’re likely to see more of in 2019 are facelifts, tummy tucks, rhinoplasty, breast reduction and eye-lift surgery.
The number of men interested in cosmetic procedures is growing as the associated stigma fades. This rise in the quest for youthfulness may be due to social media and the popularity of selfies. To learn more about how social media is changing the way we look at beauty, you can read our article on Snapchat Dysmorphia.
We’ll See Plenty of Niche Procedures Too
This year, we’ll also see the rise of small, specific treatments that target more unconventional areas of the face or body. Tear trough treatment, nipple revision surgery and brow lift are just some examples. They may be small, but these niche procedures can certainly make all the difference, both in a physical change of appearance and in a patient’s self-confidence.
Focusing a little bit more on the unorthodox, 2019 promises to deliver a wider range of treatments capable of meeting more patients’ needs.
Breast Augmentation is Still High in Popularity
There are several reasons why women opt for breast augmentation. This procedure is designed to improve symmetry and restore volume, which may be lost due to rapid weight loss, pregnancy or breast cancer. This can also lead to a loss in self-confidence, so many wish to improve the size, shape and texture of their breasts.
While breast augmentation is still as sought-after as ever, there is a shift in the size of implants requested. In 2019, the trend is to choose smaller and more modest sizes, instead of the bigger implants that were all the rage a few years back. For those who undergo breast enhancement surgery, the goal is to get a natural look. In fact, the new year will tend to focus on a more natural and realistic aesthetic overall, so the same can be expected in cosmetic choices such as lip fillers.