“The desire to look better, but natural, is not new. In fact, most patients fear the stretched or windblown look as well as the overdone, un-natural looking nose. Overdone Hollywood celebrities do more to create fear of surgery. The biggest challenge for well-trained facial plastic surgeons is to help patients understand that they can have improvements, while looking totally normal, just better,” noted Phillip R. Langsdon, MD, a Memphis facial plastic surgeon and president of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).
The pendulum is swinging back to a more natural look, according to Nashville facial plastic surgeon Mary Lynn Moran, MD, who is president-elect of AAFPRS.
“We will see less overfilling of cheeks and lips in the coming year,” she said.
According to AAFPRS, look for microneedling with platelet rich plasma (PRP), microblading and micro and baby Botox to gain momentum this year.