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The Latest Trends in Plastic Surgery

Considering plastic surgery for the first time? These 2017 trends in cosmetic treatment can help you choose your next procedure for the best results.


Plastic surgery is a perpetually evolving industry with new procedures and techniques emerging every day.

Whether it’s the more traditional facelift or the newest dermal fillers, the plastic surgeons at our Kelowna Health Centre are committed to staying abreast of the latest developments & surgical techniques to provide our patients with the safest, most effective procedures today.

So whether you are deciding to work with a plastic surgeon for the first time or have been undergoing cosmetic treatment for many years, these 2017 trends can help you decide which treatment might be right for you.

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What are the newest trends in plastic surgery?

New data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows continued growth in plastic surgery procedures over the last year and a shift in the types of treatments patients are choosing.

Some of the most popular cosmetic surgeries this year include:

1. Going Non-Surgical

While surgical procedures continue to be in high demand, more and more patients are opting for non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can produce instant, dramatic results with minimal discomfort and downtime.

Injectables such as Botox and dermal fillers have gained popularity. There has also been an increase in interest in options such as laser skin tightening and body contouring. These minimally invasive procedures help achieve a more aesthetically pleasing, better proportioned figure.

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2. Getting a Lift

The facelift is still one of the most popular surgical options, thanks to advanced techniques that allow plastic surgeons to better customize the procedure to the specific needs of each patient.

However, clients are also looking to get surgical lifts in other parts of the body including breasts, buttocks, thighs and upper arms. Lifts are effective for removing excess skin and tissue from the treatment area, firming up skin for a smoother and more contoured appearance.

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3. Lip Enhancement

Plastic surgeons have reported an increase in requests for lip enhancement procedures from 2015 to 2016 and the trend is expected to continue this year.

Fuller, voluminous lips can give a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance and when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon, can naturally enhance your facial features.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane feature smoother solutions today that produce better, more subtle lip enhancement results that can last for up to 12 months.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon

Whether you are opting for a facelift or something less invasive such as a tissue filler treatment, choosing the right plastic surgeon is crucial to getting safe and aesthetically pleasing results.

Going to an unqualified plastic surgeon can cause severe health problems and place you at risk for disease and serious surgical complications.

So when choosing your surgeon, here are four things to keep in mind:

  1. Board Certification - This ensures that the plastic surgeon performing your procedure has both the accreditation and experience necessary to complete your surgery.
  2. Trust - If you are opting for an intensive procedure such as a facelift, you will be spending a lot of time with your surgeon. Building a strong and trusting relationship is therefore crucial to ensure safe and effective results.
  3. Experience - The field of cosmetic surgery is very vast and it’s important to work with a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in the procedure you are looking to get.
  4. Safety - Your safety and health is the most important thing when undergoing a cosmetic treatment. Before choosing to work with a plastic surgeon, be sure to ask about the facility accreditation and check to see if appears to be well-kept and clean.

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To learn more about the advanced plastic surgery treatments offered at our Kelowna Private Health Centre, contact our team today at 250-868-9799 or toll-free at 877-505-8895.


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