Top Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Procedures for 2018

The plastic surgery industry considered 2017 to be the year of plumped lips. General predictions by various industry experts foresee a trend in non-lip-related procedures for 2018. Here’s Palm Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center‘s list of trending plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical enhancement treatments for 2018.

Customized Treatments

At Palm Aesthetics, we are seeing more combined forms of treatments being used together for a more unique outcome. Our board-certified plastic surgeons use and combine different modalities to deliver the best results for our patients. For example, postpartum body contouring, commonly called Mommy Makeover, combines liposuction, tummy tuck(abdominoplasty) and breast lift procedures to restore various body areas affected by pregnancy. This procedure is ideal for women who have keen interest in fitness and strong desire to retain a pre-pregnancy figure.

Fat Transfer

Fat transfer is a non-invasive procedure that involves removing fat from one area of the body and using it to shape, fill and plump other areas of the body that are lacking in volume, such as the face, hands, breast and buttocks, to achieve the desired results. Liposuction is performed to harvest fat in areas of your body that have excess fat such as the inner or outer thighs, love handles or lower abdomen. The fat is purified before it is injected back into different areas of the body. Fat transfer is a well-tolerated and safe procedure with lasting and natural-looking results. It’s important to note that as fat cells, they increase or decrease in size with weight loss or gain. As fat uses your own fat (autologous), it reduces the chance of allergic reactions to synthetic substances.

Botox® and Fillers for Millennials

More and more millennials or patients in their 20s and early 30s, are getting Botox® and dermal fillers because they are not waiting for wrinkles or lines to form and become apparent before they start treatment. The selfie generation is ruled by self-awareness, social media and instant gratification, so it is not such a surprise that they are opting for non-invasive procedures to maintain youthful image and in the hopes of preventing the need for anti-aging plastic surgery procedures later on in life. Botox® is an FDA-approved neuromodulators that is used to selectively weaken specific facial muscles to prevent wrinkle formation for millennials and reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles or lines on the forehead, mouth and around the eyes (crow’s feet) for older patients. Dermal fillers are used to fill and plump facial areas for fuller lips, fuller cheeks. It’s also used to enhance sunken eyes and reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and mouth. Both Botox and fillers are excellent for enhancing your appearance.


With the stigma associated with women opting to reshape their labia for aesthetics or comfort slowly fading, labiaplasty as a cosmetic solution for vaginal rejuvenation continues to grow. Some women choose to undergo labiaplasty for functional reasons, such as discomfort while wearing tight clothing or during sex. Other women select to undergo labiaplasty for aesthetic or for both reasons, boosting their self-confidence and her sexuality.

Male Procedures

As more men are becoming more body conscious in this social media age, male plastic surgery procedures are steadily on the rise. Whether it’s to correct a specific condition, such as gynecomastia or enlarged male breast, or just to change the way they look, more men are undergoing plastic surgery to enhance their appearance. Some of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed on men are hair transplant, breast reduction, rhinoplasty and liposuction.

Facials and Peels

The demand for professional facials infused with vitamins, anti-oxidants and peeling agents remain high as beautiful and natural skin continue to trend. There are different skin care treatments that can be tailored to your unique skin type and goals, such as Vitamin-C Facial, Beta Peel, ZO3-Step Peel and Hydration Facial. Done by certified and professional esthetician, facials and peels can effectively address specific skin concerns and deliver glowing results.

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Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you are interested in plastic surgery or non-surgical enhancement procedures for the coming new year, you should schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeons and esthetician who all have the education, experience and expertise to deliver optimal results. Contact Palm Aesthetics at (941) 822-8955 or fill out our Appointment Request. We welcome new patients from the communities of Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota, Ana Maria, Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Palmetto, Parrish and Siesta Key.