According to Tup Ingram, 2017 was the year in which everybody got plumped up lips. Today, lip augmentation continues to be a popular procedure but, at least according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), there will be some changes across 2018, mainly that people will move away from the lips. Tup Ingram has revealed what he believes to be the top procedures this year, agreeing with the ASAPS.
Tup Ingram on Top 2018 Procedures
The first procedure is the laser bra lift. In the early 2000s, everybody wanted to have larger breaths. Nowadays, however, smaller boobs are more fashionable again. The ASAPS has stated that the laser assisted, scalpel free breast reduction procedure, known as the “Laser Bra Lift”, will become incredibly popular, more so than the traditional breast reduction.
One of the biggest benefits of this procedure is that it creates a perky, full look. Basically, it is like having a bra on the inside, without using any type of foreign body. Tup Ingram has long monitored the work of Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in LA who pioneered this procedure. It takes just two hours to complete and it appears that it works because laser does the same things to breast tissue as what it does to the face. This includes making the skin smoother and more elastic. Because it does not require any skin to be removed from the breast itself during the Breast Augmentation Surgery, the skin isn’t broken and therefore the risk of infections is also reduced.
The second procedure that Ingram believes will increase in popularity is Botox 2.0. Botox has been popular since it was first found to “freeze” wrinkles and it has only become more important since, as newer uses for the product are being discovered. Ingram has looked at the work of Anthony Young, a plastic surgeon in Michigan, who believes a new version of Botox will be released this year. Exactly what this will be and what it will mean for the industry is unclear, however.
Thirdly, customized labia are all the rage. This is known as labiaplasty, whereby the labia on the woman’s vagina are reshaped to make them look prettier while also making them more comfortable. In 2016, there was a 23% increase in the number of performed labiaplasty. Ingram believes that the stigma on wanting a beautiful vagina is starting to disappear and women are empower to change the way they look to make them more comfortable and feel better about their own appearance. Women cite curiosity, comfort, and confidence as main drivers for the procedure and it is expected that more labiaplasties will be performed this year.
Last but not least, Ingram believes 2018 will be the year of eye fillers. Specifically, they will be used not to shape the lips but rather the area around the eyes. According to Ingram, plastic surgeons are already exploring ways to minimize bags using fillers. Essentially, these fillers can restore the volume lost with age around the lower and upper eyelids.