Predictions for the Year Ahead in Cosmetic Surgery

cosmetic surgery in 2011Looking ahead to the New Year, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) spoke with cosmetic plastic surgeons from around the country to come up with a list of 2011 cosmetic surgery predictions.

Face Lifts & Facial Rejuvenation

One area where surgeons believe there will be growth is in face lift surgery. As they economy improves, the demand for face lifts will increase, as those who have been waiting to get surgery may be ready in 2011.

Body Contouring

As more people realize the health dangers of obesity, more will turn to bariatric surgery for weight loss. As a result, the number of patients seeking cosmetic surgery procedures for body contouring after weight loss will also increase. These procedures include tummy tuck, breast lift and body lift.


Already the most popular non-surgical procedure according to ASAPS’s 2009 statistics, injectables will continue to grow in popularity as they evolve and new options become available. Wrinkle fillers such as Botox, Dysport, and Juvederm are just a few of the options available for today’s consumer.

Buttock Lifts

According to the Society, celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Beyonce have made a shapely rear a “must-have accessory.” It predicts that in coming years patients will be seeking more “posterior body lifts, buttock lifts, and surgical and nonsurgical buttock augmentations to shape and augment their buttocks.”

Fat Reduction

While liposuction will remain the gold standard in surgical fat reduction, ASAPS is predicting change in this area of cosmetic surgery. New non-surgical techniques will continue to be developed, including freezing, zapping and lasering fat, as possible alternatives to surgery.

Avoid Cosmetic Surgery “Bargains”

Unfortunately, the Society also predicts consumers will look for bargains on cosmetic procedures. Procedures, such as “discount injectables” bought overseas and cosmetic procedures performed by untrained practitioners will lead to an increase in negative cosmetic surgery experiences, which can be avoided by researching your cosmetic surgeon.