What’s new in cosmetic surgery?

Cosmetic surgery has become an accepted string to the bow of the UK beauty industry. What matters most to us is safety, and by visiting a licensed and experienced practitioner, we are assured of that. Next, we want good results and low recovery times and it’s these elements that are driving the latest developments in the industry.

The 3D facelift

The three-dimensional facelift isn’t widely available yet, but it’s coming. It works by pulling tissue inside the face, over the cheekbones to give the face a youthful look. The difference is, much less surface skin is removed and patients avoid that over-stretched look that comes with a traditional facelift. The only incisions are very small near the ears. This means less scarring and the recovery time is much shorter.

Vaser liposuction

Just like traditional liposuction, VASER removes fat and creates new contours. However, unlike the old method, it uses ultrasound to break up the fat cells rather than manual force. The result is a far less invasive surgery, which can be performed under local anesthetic. The downtime is also greatly reduced, 12 hours of rest is normal, followed by a couple of weeks away from the gym.

But what’s really making this option popular is the fact that fat cells activated by the ultrasound waves, continue to diminish for up to six months after the surgery is complete.

Botox Lite

Botox has been around since the nineties, but this is a new way of getting the look you want. We’ve known for some time that Botox can be used for a range of treatment besides wrinkles – from reducing underarm sweating to lifting eyebrows. Anywhere muscles are at work, Botox has an effect.

But what about those over Botoxed faces of the 2000s? That’s why Botox lite is the new thing. A smaller treatment means the effects will wear off in 2 – 3 weeks. You could freshen your look before a wedding and not risk the sunken look some people get after overuse. You could also try using it to lift your brows and if you don’t t like the effect, just let it wear off.