Botox and fillers will become more popular and the cost of cosmetic surgery will continue to rise, according to a group of industry experts, who recently released their forecast for the top ten plastic surgery trends of 2010.
The cost of cosmetic surgery will go up, and non-invasive procedures like Botox and fillers will be more and more popular – that’s according to a group of industry experts who prepared a forecast for the top ten plastic surgery trends of 2010.
The editors of Consumer Guide to Plastic Surgery recently offered what they think will be the top ten issues next year – ranging from new products to the popularity of some procedures. Among their predictions, they believe
• Legislators will enact a five percent tax on nearly all cosmetic surgeries – also known as “Botax”– which could drive medical tourism
• Manufacturers will continue to introduce a variety injectables for the face, some of which may have longer-lasting results
• A rise in non-invasive procedures – such as Botox – that are effective without being as expensive as full-blown surgery
• And an increase in “fat freezing” procedures, which replace liposuction by freezing fat cells to break them down, as well as non-surgical liposuction, also known as “mesotherapy,” which breaks down fat through an injection of chemicals.
Improved body contouring for weight loss surgery patients, and new techniques for non-invasive tummy tucks are also on the roster, the editors say. Time will tell whether their predictions come to pass in the New Year.