Ever since the pandemic began a few years ago, there has been an influx of those seeking elective cosmetic procedures. This is true, not just in Toronto but globally, as cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic clinics find their bookings more full than ever before.
But what procedures are those that are lining up to their Toronto plastic surgery clinic getting done? Though it’s still early in the year, there are some predictions that can be made.
These are the top cosmetic procedures likely to dominate in 2022.
Liposuction is consistently among the top cosmetic procedures performed every year due to its easy accessibility and versatility of use.
Liposuction can be performed almost anywhere on the body where stubborn fat can collect itself, such as the stomach, love handles, back, arms, thighs, chin, and buttocks.
Though a common myth, liposuction is not a weight loss surgery. By removing the fat, liposuction can help improve a person’s body contour and smooth out their shape; however, a person rarely loses more than 2-5 pounds from the procedure.
Liposuction is also used during fat transfer procedures, where the removed fat from unwanted areas on the body is then transferred to add volume to areas such as the breasts or buttocks.
As always, breast augmentation remains one of the top cosmetic procedures performed every year. Breast augmentation is popular and sought out by those looking to increase their breast size or those looking for improved symmetry or a replacement after a mastectomy.
Breast implants come in two options for materials: saline and silicone.
While saline breast implants are still the leading type of implant, silicone implants have surged in popularity over the years due to the fact that they have a more natural look and feel underneath the skin.
Another rising type of augmentation is called fat transfer. As previously mentioned, this is when fat is taken from an unwanted part of the body, such as the stomach or thighs, and transferred to the breasts through liposuction. This method has gained popularity as it uses your body’s own natural material rather than a foreign one and does not require replacement every 10-12 years as implants do.
Also known as eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty is performed to help the eyes appear more youthful and less sleepy. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both the upper and lower eyelids.
On the upper eyelid, blepharoplasty can remove loose and excess skin that droops in front of the eyes, making a person appear more tired than they are. In severe cases, it can also obstruct a person’s eyesight. Meanwhile, lower blepharoplasty can help remove undereye bags and dark circles.
While it may sound surprising, the nose job is actually one of the most popular forms of cosmetic plastic surgery. In 2020, it beat out both liposuction, breast augmentation, and blepharoplasty in terms of popularity.
Rhinoplasty is so popular as even a minor change to the nose can change an entire person’s facial symmetry. Additionally, rhinoplasty could be used to resolve breathing issues such as a deviated septum.