Spring/summer cosmetic surgery trends

June 14, 2012

Spring/summer cosmetic surgery trends
Spring/summer cosmetic surgery trends

A recent report conducted by the plastic surgery information and customer review website RealSelf.com reveals the seasons top trends in surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures.

Hollywood influences many beauty trends and instead of the Angelina Jolie lips, they are sporting a softer, more natural look to the face this year. Popular procedures that help all kinds of patients achieve a "red carpet-ready" appearance include injections of Botulinum Toxin Type A such as Botox and Dysport, and injecting fillers into the temple area to restore fullness.

"We're going back again to a little bit more conservative, very natural looking procedures, whether invasive or non-invasive," one Beverly Hills plastic surgeon told the Spring/Summer 2012 Medi-Beauty Trend Report. "That duck lip is a thing of the past."

More curvy figures like Jennifer Lopez and Sophia Vergara are gaining popularity judging by the increase in Brazilian butt lifts. It is the fourth most popular procedure on the site and has seen a 28% increase in searches. Patients satisfaction is also very high at 93%.

Another trend in Hollywood and beyond, according to the report, is the Mommy Makeover, which is a combination of surgeries such as breast implants, a tummy tuck and liposuction, all performed at the same time. RealSelf says that online searches for this post-baby surgery up are up 13 percent over the past year. In addition, a poll conducted by the website revealed that many women who undergo these procedures report a boost in self-confidence, attractiveness and satisfaction with their sex life.

In addition, 98 percent of patients who reviewed the Mommy Makeover on the website say the surgery was "worth it."

Cost will depend on what procedures are done, but can reach several thousand dollars.

"If we're talking about a full mommy makeover, which could include a tummy tuck and a breast lift or a breast augmentation, it could be anywhere between $7,000 and $15,000," a California-based plastic surgeon told ABC's Good Morning America.

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), breast augmentations and tummy tucks were two of the most popular surgeries in 2011.

Finally, the report emphasizes the importance of finding a qualified physician to perform any cosmetic treatments. Those who are considering any type of cosmetic plastic surgery are encouraged to discuss their options with a licensed, board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure their safety and the best possible results.


The mission of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) includes medical education, public education and patient advocacy. Plastic Surgery News Briefs are summaries of current stories found through various news and magazine outlets that relate to or mention plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures. The views expressed in these news articles do not necessarily reflect the opinions of ASAPS, but are merely published as an educational service to our members and the general public. For additional information on these subjects and other plastic surgery related topics, please go to www.surgery.org

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