If there is one thing that has always been true of health and beauty trends, it is that they are constantly changing. In the more than fifty years that Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. has been a premier cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery center in the Southeast, we have seen attitudes towards plastic surgery change a great deal. Decades ago, the trend was towards more dramatic plastic surgery procedures and the results tended to be easily noticeable. Today, however, both men and women have come to favor more subtle, targeted techniques that leave doubt in the mind of the observer whether anything was done at all. This is true whether patients are interested in facial rejuvenation or in more significant body contouring procedures.
Subtle Facial Rejuvenation: It’s all in the Eyes!
For many years, the classic facelift was the Cadillac of facial rejuvenation procedures. By removing excess, sagging skin, repositioning fat deposits, and lifting underlying facial muscles, a facelift can give the entire face a more youthful appearance. However, not all parts of the face age at the same rate, so sometimes less comprehensive procedures that are specifically designed to address only certain areas of the face can achieve more natural looking results. One of the most effective of these procedures is a blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery. This technique exclusively addresses excess, sagging skin and tiny fat deposits in the upper and lower eyelids. The amount of tissue involved is very small, so recovery after a blepharoplasty is quicker and easier than after a full facelift. Because the eyes are generally the focal point of any social interaction, the procedure gives the entire face a noticeably younger look.
Breast Augmentation and Enhancement: Less is more!
Although breast augmentation surgery, or a traditional “boob job” as it is more commonly known, is still the most frequently performed cosmetic plastic surgery, other methods for improving the size or the appearance of the breasts have become popular as well. For example, breast lift procedures, which remove excess skin and reposition tissue to alleviate sagging and give the breasts a more youthful appearance without increasing their size, have become increasingly popular in recent years. Recent trends in breast augmentation also suggest that women are opting for more natural looking options, like tear-drop shaped breast implants or even fat transfer breast augmentation techniques that increase the size of the breasts but still leave them looking natural.
New advancements in plastic surgery techniques and technology mean that today’s patients have more options than ever before. If you are interested in learning more about any of the various cosmetic plastic surgery procedures that our board certified plastic surgeons perform, please contact one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery locations. During a full consultation we will discuss your specific areas of concern and arrive at an approach that is customized for your individual needs. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to get all the latest plastic surgery news.