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Cosmetic surgery trends for 2020

Did you know that cosmetic surgery dates back to Ancient Egypt? An Egyptian medical text, known as the Edwin Smith Papyrus, transcribed a surgical treatment for a broken nose to the Old Kingdom from 3000 to 2500 B.C. The science of cosmetic surgery progressed from there—whether it was physicians in 800 B.C. India utilizing skin grafts for reconstructive work, Romans starting to repair damaged ears, or procedures comparable to cosmetic surgery being performed in barbershops during the Renaissance.

Yes, cosmetic surgery has been apart of medical history as far back as we can physically date surgical procedures. Thankfully modern cosmetic surgery has advanced by leaps and bounds since those beginnings in Ancient Egypt. Today, expert practitioners like Dr. Paul Gorman and Dr. Renee Marshall at GLOW Surgical Arts are performing cosmetic surgery in state-of-the-art facilities using the latest technology.

Cosmetic surgery is not just more advanced; it's more popular than ever. The American Society of Plastic Surgery released data showing that, in 2018, there were 1.8 million cosmetic surgical procedures performed in the country. Compared to 2017 numbers, that's an increase of more than 21,000—and that's just in the United States. GLOW Surgical Arts wants our cosmetic surgery patients in Redwood City to stay ahead of the curve and know about all the current and coming trends in cosmetic surgery. That's why Drs. Gorman and Marshall compiled this list of predictions for what will be the biggest trends in cosmetic surgery for 2020.

Cosmetic surgery, by the numbers

In order to make accurate predictions we believe you should know the facts about cosmetic surgery. According to the ASPS, the most popular procedures in 2017 and 2018 remained the same. They are:

  • Breast Augmentation, which increased by 4 percent
  • Liposuction, which increased by 5 percent
  • Rhinoplasty, which decreased by 2 percent
  • Eyelid surgery, which decreased by 1 percent
  • Tummy tuck, which stayed relatively stable with no major increases or decreases

What do we predict for cosmetic surgery in 2020?

At GLOW Surgical Arts, we have seen that people are leaning more towards procedures on their bodies, rather than surgeries for their faces. No matter what procedure you choose, the goal of cosmetic surgery today remains the same: the procedure results should appear natural, not overworked and have you looking younger and more vibrant. That's why we know that breast augmentations, liposuction, and tummy tucks all will likely remain extremely popular procedures. We also believe that breast and skin lifts will be more likely to trend up in 2020 as well. All of these procedures are extremely customizable and body focused. Many of these procedures can help combat the signs of premature and natural aging. Most cosmetic surgery patients look to enhance their natural beauty and slow down the progression of appearance changes due to age. We can help you achieve this goal.

Offering the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures

Breast augmentations: Augmenting your breasts is an effective way to enhance breast size, volume, symmetry, and placement. GLOW Surgical Arts offers two different types of breast implant options—an implant made of saline or silicone, or a fat transfer procedure. Using our advanced equipment and experience, we will ensure that you have a breast augmentation procedure that is safe and meets your expectations.

Liposuction: At GLOW Surgical Arts, we use this surgical procedure to remove stubborn deposits of fat. Our cosmetic surgeons have more than 20 years of experience using this safe technique to address fat that has proven resistant to exercise and accumulated in areas of the body such as the neck, thighs, abdomen, buttocks, flanks, arms, back, lower legs, and chin.

Tummy tuck: Clinically known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck can re-contour the midsection, addressing issues such as excess abdominal skin and separated stomach muscles. At GLOW Surgical Arts, our cosmetic surgeons regularly perform tummy tucks in Redwood City to help clients achieve stomachs that are tighter and flatter.

Breast and Skin Lifts: Do you have skin that is loose and sagging somewhere on your body? If so, consider a skin lift. A tummy tuck technically classifies as a skin lift, but at GLOW Surgical Arts we also can perform lifts targeting the neck, upper arm, inner thigh, buttocks, and breasts. This loose skin may be present due to weight fluctuations, hormonal changes, and just as a consequence of getting older.

Cosmetic Surgery in Redwood City

Working out of Redwood City, CA, GLOW Surgical Arts is a fully-equipped surgical facility designed for efficiency and safety. We stay current in modern technology and procedures by continuing to study the latest surgical techniques. Experience, education, and an understanding of current desires and trends mean that Drs. Paul Gorman and Renee Marshall are here to help you achieve all of your aesthetic goals. We are your best choice for your cosmetic surgery in Redwood City, San Francisco, or Oakland in 2020. Contact your Bay Area professionals at GLOW Surgical Arts by calling (650) 241-2209 to schedule a consultation.