Put on a Happy Face: Predictions for Facial Rejuvenation in 2016
2015 has been a wonderful year at About Face here in Bondi Junction. Every day there’s news about exciting advancements in facial plastic surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, making it possible for us to transform the appearance of our patients for the better.
Back in June, I highlighted several trends that seemed to be developing in cosmetic surgery and non-surgical treatment:
- Stacking – Undergoing several procedures at once to reduce downtime
- Facial Rejuvenation for Selfies – A spike in nose surgery, eyelid rejuvenation, and neck contouring, three facial areas that stand out in selfies
- Blepharoplasty – Eye surgery to rehabilitate crepe-y skin and eyelid bags
What’s new in facial rejuvenation for next year? I’ve got two predictions that I’d like to share.
Dr Marcells Predicts: Doubling Down on Double Chins
For decades, surgery was the only truly effective way to restore the sharper, more chiselled chin that signals a youthful appearance. Now, however, a new injectable substance designed to dissolve stubborn under-the-chin fat is making a big splash. I predict more and more of the patients at our practice in Bondi Junction will want to try it.
The cosmetic injectable substance is deoxycholic acid, which occurs naturally in the human body. When injected, it
- Destroys fat cells
- Helps contour the jaw
- Tightens skin
Side effects such as swelling and bruising are modest and generally resolve in a few days. Results are noticeable in four to six weeks and can last for years.
Dr Marcells Predicts: More Procedures for Men in 2016
I also predict that the number of men seeking facial rejuvenation at our cosmetic surgery practice will increase. Freed from decades of embarrassment about self-enhancement and just as eager as their female counterparts to look sensational in selfies (and in person), men are more open to:
- Eyelid surgery
- Wrinkle-relaxing injections
- Dermal fillers
One Facial Rejuvenation Trend Dr Marcells Is Wary Of
The explosion of interest in non-surgical treatments, especially cosmetic injectables, has given rise to what I call a coupon-driven approach to facial enhancement. It is not uncommon to see rebates, price reductions, and even Groupon offerings for everything from dermal fillers to more invasive procedures.
We all love to save money, of course, but I would urge anyone who is considering taking advantage of a low-cost offer to remember that
Ultimately, you may pay a very high price for low-cost facial rejuvenation
You may have seen the recent, highly publicised reports of botched plastic surgeries and cosmetic procedures by inexperienced and unlicensed individuals. Before you put your health and beauty into someone’s hands, make certain that you know you’re dealing with a reputable practitioner. Remember, even minimally invasive, non-surgical facial enhancement is not without risk.
The expert nurse injectors at About Face are highly skilled at their craft. That experience allows them to perform this treatment with optimal results. At low-cost spa clinics, this is not always the case.
Facial Rejuvenation in Bondi Junction: Be a Trend-Setter This Holiday Season
If you’d like to step into 2016 with a fresh, rejuvenated appearance and a nothing-can-stop-me-now attitude, I hope you’ll use our online enquiry form or call 1300 555 095 to learn more about what About Face can do to make your beautiful.
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Meet Dr Marcells
MBBS (Syd), FRACS (ORL-HNS)
Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons
Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.