shutterstock_165114296The year 2016 has barely started, and yet plastic surgery trends for the year have already begun to emerge. Wondering what this year’s top procedures are? In this post, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Michaels discusses what he’s seen at his Maryland practice, Michaels Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Millennials Having Work Done

According to The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, there has been a recent increase of 64 percent in plastic surgery patients under 30. Blame the rise of selfies and the adoration of pop stars like Kim Kardashian and Kylie Jenner for this rising trend. Many of these younger patients want to immediately erase new wrinkles as they pop up, or achieve that pillowy lip look that they see in their favorite star’s Instagram photos. The most popular procedures for Millennials? Breast augmentation, Brazilian butt lift, Botox and lip augmentation.

Blending “Green Beauty” with Injectables

Gone are the days of choosing either organic skin care or facial fillers as your anti-aging skin care weapon. Now, many people (women especially) are choosing both treatments as a way to rejuvenate tired skin while also taking a more immediate approach to smoothing out wrinkles via treatment with Botox or another injectable. Do you want the short- and long-term benefits of both procedures? At Michaels Aesthetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, we offer facials formulated to meet the needs of your skin, as well as Botox and other injectable treatments that will give you a smoother, younger-looking face after just one 15-minute treatment.

Plumper Lips

Fuller lips isn’t just popular among the millennials — patients of all ages have been requesting lip augmentation in 2015, and this trend is gaining momentum in 2016. Facial fillers like Restylane and Restylane Silk are made of a hyaluronic acid gel that draws water to them, adding volume to the lips. And as an added benefit, this filler also gets rid of fine lines around the mouth that may be making you look years older. The result is a natural, supple-looking mouth after a short, painless procedure that involves no downtime.

Neck and Chin Treatments for Men

According to RealSelf, an online community of plastic surgeons and patients, there has been an uptick in the amount of men looking to neck and chin treatments for a more defined, classically masculine jawline. Though the rise in neck and chin treatments has been seen with both male and female patients, the number of male patients looking to get that Brad Pitt- or George Clooney-esque jawline is growing noticeably. These procedures include neck lift surgery, which removes excess fat from the neck for a more defined jawline, and the Kybella injectable treatment, which uses a series of small injections in the neck area to destroy fat cells and melt the “double chin” effect for a smoother neck contour.

Let 2016 Be the Year of the New You

It’s not too late to start 2016 with a bang! Would you like to look younger, fitter and more attractive? Whether you want dramatic results or just a small tweak, Dr. Michaels offers a variety of cosmetic procedures and treatments — both surgical and non-surgical — that can give you just the look you’re after. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Michaels today by calling his Bethesda office at (301) 468-5991 or his Fairfax office at (703) 957-8610.

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